Assembly elections

Odisha records 60.72 pc voter turnout till 5 pm

Till the last reports received here from Odisha Chief Electoral Officer, Bargarh LS constituency polled the highest 66.14 per cent votes followed by Sundargarh with 62.36 per cent, Balangir (61.35 pc), Kandhamal 57.46 pc and Aska (55.65 pc).

Ungovernable Pradesh?

The first serious move to reorganize UP into four governable units came from an unexpected quarter the Bahujan Samaj Party. In 2011, the then Chief Minister Ms Mayawati took a decision which was approved by her cabinet to reconstitute UP into four new States Awadh Pradesh (23 districts), Paschim Pradesh (17 districts), Purvanchal (28 districts) and Bundelkhand (7 districts). However, the proposal was scuttled by Akhilesh Yadav in 2012