Bhubaneswar, 10/03/2017 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhisek Mohanty )- : The Communist Party of India (Marxist), Odisha State Committee on Friday submitted a memorandum to State Election Commission (SEC) against amendment of Odisha Zilla Parishad Election Rules, 1994.
In the memorandum, the party members said, “The present phase of election is being conducted as per the Zilla Parishad Act, 1991. The present phase of the three-tier panchayat polls is on since 6.1.2017and will be completed after the election of president and vice president of Zilla Parishads and publication of their names by 27.3.2017. When the process is on, the State Government cannot interfere in the functioning of the State Election Commission. Any amendment brought should be applicable for the future phase of elections only. So, the newly brought amendment should not be enforced in the present phase of election.”