Polling for the fifth and final phase of three-tier Panchayat polls in 26 districts of Odisha was started at 7 am and continued till noon. Polling was completed and results were announced in other parts of the state. This time no violence was reported all over the state. The Panchayat elections are held for 853 zilla parishad seats, 6,665 panchayat samitis seats, 6,801 Sarapanch and 92,029 ward member seats.  And re-polling was held amid tight security in several places where incidents of violence had been reported in the previous phases of the elections.

The fresh polling was held in Krushnaprasad, Brahmagiri, Bhuban, Balliguda area and K Nuagaon block in Kandhamal district. Four blocks of Kirtanpur of Bhuban Zilla Parishad zone 3 in Dhenkanal district also went for re-polling.

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