Bhubaneswar, Oct 29: State Cooperative Election Commissioner KG Mohapatra announced the dates for the co-operative societies polls, which will be held to 9733 primary cooperative bodies on January 18 and 25, 2015.
The election was not held for the co-operative societies since the government dissolved the representative bodies in 2011. Later, the government had nominated members to the societies for the functioning. However, it was challenged by the representative members in Orissa High Court.
The court had asked the government to go for polls to the societies. The Government had issued a notification on October 17 to hold the elections in nearly 10,600 cooperative societies (primary, central and apex) in Odisha.