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Naveen Patnaik in hostage situation; there will be no BJD after poll results: Assam CM in Odisha

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma claims that Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik is held hostage by VK Pandian, leading to a loss of autonomous governance in Odisha. Sarma predicts the dissolution of BJD post-election as leaders with self-respect will likely join BJP.

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Odisha Elections 2024: Ghasipura Assembly candidate’s supporter attacked in Keonjhar in pre-poll violence

A supporter of independent candidate Soumya Ranjan Patnaik was allegedly attacked by BJD workers at Ghasipura Assembly constituency in Keonjhar.

ECI warns BJP, Congress over MCC violations by star campaigners
ECI warns BJP, Congress over MCC violations by star campaigners

The Election Commission of India issued notices to BJP and Congress regarding statements by their star campaigners that violate the Model Code of Conduct during the Lok Sabha elections. The EC emphasized maintaining decorum and avoiding divisive narratives.

Odisha lost 25 years under Naveen Patnaik: Amit Shah to OTV 
Odisha lost 25 years under Naveen Patnaik: Amit Shah to OTV 

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, during an interview with OTV, criticized Naveen Patnaik's 25-year tenure in Odisha as a period of stagnation, contrasting it with development in other states.

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Aparajita seeks evidence on CM Naveen’s allegation; 'Tamil puppeteer again resorting to deepfake videos of CM', says Jay Panda

BJP MP Aparajita Sarangi refutes CM Naveen Patnaik's allegations that she stalled the Lingaraj temple project, claiming the accusations are baseless and supported by a false narrative. Meanwhile, BJP Vice-President Baijayant Panda alleges the CM's recent criticisms are AI-generated DeepFake videos, questioning their authenticity and urging media scrutiny.

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BJP crossed 310 seats mark in 5 Phase of polls; party to win over 75 seats and form govt in Odisha: Amit Shah

Amit Shah claimed BJP surpassed 310 seats in the first five phases of the Indian general elections, targeting over 400. In Odisha, he promised a government focused on local language and culture, criticizing Naveen Patnaik for neglecting these aspects and exploiting state resources. Shah highlighted plans for development including a new hospital and implementation of the PESA Act to protect tribal lands.

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From Vande Metro and Vande Sleeper to world class stations, Railway Minister shares PM’s vision for Odisha

Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw outlined PM Narendra Modi's transformative vision for Odisha's railway system, highlighting a significant increase in investment and the introduction of advanced services like Vande Metro and Vande Sleeper trains. Key projects include upgrading 52 stations to world-class standards and extending rail lines across challenging terrains.

Citing old video, PM Modi corners Congress on Muslim reservation at Bengal rally
Citing old video, PM Modi corners Congress on Muslim reservation at Bengal rally

At a West Bengal rally, PM Narendra Modi criticized the Congress and Trinamool Congress, labeling them as failing entities. He specifically targeted Rahul Gandhi for an old video suggesting Muslim reservations, highlighting this as evidence of Congress's communal approach.

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BJP’s Kendrapara LS candidate Baijayant Panda holds Jan Ashirwad & Jan Sampark Yatra in Aul 
BJP’s Kendrapara LS candidate Baijayant Panda holds Jan Ashirwad & Jan Sampark Yatra in Aul 

BJP's National Vice President Baijayant Panda, contesting for the Kendrapara Lok Sabha seat, led the Jan Ashirwad and Jan Sampark Yatra in Aul. Accompanied by MLA nominee Krushna Chandra Panda, the BJP stalwart campaigned across several villages to garner support for the upcoming elections.

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Second phase polls: Odisha witnesses murder during voting period, booth rigging attempts & clash 

During the second phase of polling in Odisha, tensions escalated with a clash between BJD and BJP workers over alleged election rigging in Ganjam. Simultaneously, an unrelated murder of an auto-rickshaw driver occurred in Bargarh, further heightening tensions.

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BJD gave land, sand and mining mafias to Odisha; people saying Ratna Bhandar keys sent to Tamil Nadu: PM Modi in Cuttack

Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticized the BJD's governance in Odisha, highlighting corrupt practices and lack of development. During a Cuttack rally, he questioned the whereabouts of Puri temple's Ratna Bhandar keys and projected a BJP-led future focused on rapid progress.

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Handful of corrupt leaders have captured CMO; even Lord Jagannath temple not safe under BJD: PM Modi

During a public meeting in Angul, Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticized the BJD government of Odisha, claiming it is plagued by corruption and inefficiency. He highlighted the state's lack of development and safety concerns regarding the Lord Jagannath temple. Modi promised increased transparency and development under BJP's potential leadership, emphasizing schemes like increased MSP for paddy farmers and major irrigation projects.

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Winds of change! Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds mega roadshow in Puri

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mega roadshow in Puri marks a significant political event as he supports BJP candidates for the upcoming 2024 Odisha elections. The event is part of BJP's strategy to unseat the long-ruling BJD and addresses local development concerns.

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: As Phase 5 voting begins, know key candidates in fray
Lok Sabha Elections 2024: As Phase 5 voting begins, know key candidates in fray

The fifth phase of the General Elections 2024 is currently underway, covering 49 constituencies across six states and two Union territories. Prominent figures like Rahul Gandhi, Smriti Irani, and Rajnath Singh are among the 695 candidates whose political fates will be decided today.

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Phase 5 Polling
Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Phase 5 Polling LIVE Updates: Peaceful polling across 49 PCs in 8 states/UTs

Voting was held for the fifth phase of the 18th Lok Sabha elections. Following the conclusion of polling on April 19, April 26, and May 7, May 13, voting

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