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BJP National President JP Nadda during roadshow in Bhubaneswar
Govt officials working for ruling party during election to be taken to task: BJP chief JP Nadda in Bhubaneswar

Reflecting on trends after the first phase of voting in Odisha, the senior saffron party leader said ‘BJD has missed the bus and now it is in the favour of the Bharatiya Janata Party’. 

Poll violence in Ganjam
Poll violence in Odisha: 1 BJP worker killed, 3 others injured in Ganjam; massive protest erupts

Some BJD workers allegedly launched a deadly attack on the supporters of the BJP while they were putting up party banners as part of electioneering.

Odisha Elections 2024
Odisha Elections 2024: Rahul Gandhi attacks BJP, spares BJD; CM Naveen, Om Birla hit campaign trail

Ahead of the second phase polls in Odisha, key political leaders intensified their campaigns. Rahul Gandhi criticized BJP but did not comment on BJD. Naveen Patnaik campaigned for free electricity and targeted opposition claims. Om Birla also campaigned actively.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah
Despite objections from Opposition parties, PoK becoming part of India is reality: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah asserts that Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK) will become an integral part of India, despite opposition. He credits PM Narendra Modi for the shift of 'azadi' slogans from Jammu & Kashmir to PoK. Shah criticizes dynastic politics during an election rally and contrasts Modi's leadership with Rahul Gandhi's.

Impressed by Modi govt's work, Rashmika Mandanna calls for vote for ‘Vikas’ and ‘Development’
Impressed by Modi govt's work, Rashmika Mandanna calls for vote for ‘Vikas’ and ‘Development’

Actress Rashmika Mandanna, impressed by India's rapid infrastructural progress and global impact under Modi's government, has endorsed PM Modi's 'Vikas' initiative. She highlighted the significant reduction in travel time due to projects like Atal Setu, urging young Indians to vote for continued development.

If a CM can’t hold mic himself, he can’t make India Vishwa Guru: Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma in Odi
If a CM can’t hold mic himself, he can’t make India Vishwa Guru: Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma in Odisha 

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma took a swipe at Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik at the Prabuddh Nagarik Sammelan in Bhubaneswar.

Odisha Elections 2024
Tamil puppeteer hasn’t fully learnt Odia, making false accusations, says Jay Panda rubbishing BJD statement

BJP National Vice-President, Jay Panda, refuted BJD's remarks about his health and criticized a Tamil puppeteer for not fully understanding Odia, which led to misconceptions about statements regarding the CM's health. He highlighted concerns over non-Odia control and misuse of AI-generated deepfake videos.

Photo of BJD leader VK Pandian blessing Ranendra Pratap Swain goes viral; Swain clarifies 
Photo of BJD leader VK Pandian blessing Ranendra Pratap Swain goes viral; Swain clarifies 

Ranendra Pratap Swain, BJD's candidate for the Athagarh Assembly, stated the viral photo showing him blessed by VK Pandian as a morphed one.

Odisha Elections 2024
Odisha Elections 2024: 95 crorepati candidates in fray for 2nd phase poll; CM Naveen among top 3

The second phase of the Odisha Assembly Elections 2024 features 95 crorepati candidates among 265 contestants. With the highest assets, BJP's Dilip Ray leads, followed by BJD's Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo and CM Naveen Patnaik. The average asset per candidate is Rs 3.98 crore.

Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi passes away after battle with cancer
Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi passes away after battle with cancer

Senior BJP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, Sushil Kumar Modi, passed away due to cancer. His death is considered an irreparable loss to both Bihar and the BJP.

  • Monday, 13 May 2024
Mallikarjun Kharge, Rahul Gandhi to visit Odisha
Mallikarjun Kharge, Rahul Gandhi to visit Odisha

Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Mallikarjun Kharge are set to visit Odisha for election campaigning, with scheduled events in Bolangir and Kandhamal. Jairam Ramesh will also hold a press meet in Bhubaneswar.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath
PM Modi wave has now become a tsunami: UP CM Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, at a rally, claimed the Modi wave is now a 'tsunami' with visible nationwide support. He highlighted BJP's developmental strides and criticized Congress and SP for alleged historical scams and opposing Ram Mandir, positioning the election as a choice between 'Ram devotees and traitors'.

Odisha Elections 2024
'CM Naveen captured, needs to be rescued': BJP leaders Jay Panda, Aparajita Sarangi, Manmohan Samal and others raise serious issues

We have respect for our CM but this Sana (younger) babu has isolated the CM from others. Be it Chief Secretary, DGP and others, nobody is allowed to meet CM without the younger babu’s permission,” said Sarangi.

Odisha Elections 2024
Odisha Elections 2024: EVM glitches, tension outside booth reported; 9.25% polling by 9 am

The first phase of the 2024 Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Odisha has commenced with reports of EVM glitches and a tense incident involving a BJP agent being denied early morning booth entry. The situation stabilized, and the voting process is now running smoothly across multiple booths. Odisha's Chief Electoral Officer confirmed minimal impact from these issues, with quick resolutions ensuring ongoing polling.

4th Phase Election
Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE Phase 4 Voting Live Updates: Over 63% voter turnout, violence in West Bengal, controversy in Hyderabad

Voting has begun for the fourth phase of the 18th Lok Sabha elections. Following the conclusion of polling in three out of the seven phases of the Lok

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