It is worthwhile to mention here that the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) had won 95 of 108 municipalities in the Odisha ULB polls while the Opposition BJP and Congress remained in second and third position with 16 and seven seats respectively in their pockets. The independents won nine seats in the polls.
The saffron party won 58 seats, while one each went in favour of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Asom Jatiya Parishad (AJP).
In the closed-door meeting held, sources say, the CM has asked the observers to submit reports within 10 days.
While talking to journalists in Bhubaneswar, Routray said, “The decision regarding who will be the OPCC president and the Pravari for the State is entirely within Naveen Patnaik’s discretion.”
Though the Narendra Modi government is providing all possible assistance to the State, there has been a poor progress of the welfare schemes funded by the Centre in Odisha, alleged the Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare
The State Election Commission (SEC) has announced fresh dates for panchayat polls at different places where voting was earlier deferred on account of the death of candidates.
Referring to the recent reports of the bad state of finances in several states by incurring a huge expenditure on 'freebies' in the name of welfarism,
Top 10 donors have donated Rs 223.00 crore to Electoral Trusts, which forms 86.27 per cent of the total donations received by the trusts during FY 2020-21.
In such scheme of things, toeing the adage 'early bird catches the worm', the ruling BJD has launched preparations in right earnest to spruce up its organisational strength before the title fight in 2024 elections.
OPCC needs immediate change in leadership for good and the All India Congress Committee (AICC) should come up with a permanent solution to the problem plaguing the party...
The WODC was established with an objective for all round socio-economic upliftment, educational and cultural advancement of the people residing within the area.
On the occasion of her party’s celebration of ‘Social Justice Fortnight’, Samantasinghar while addressing a press conference said the country’s growth rate was abysmally low and foreign exchange reserves were next to nothing prior to 2014.
Asserting that none of the victims had any association with the saffron camp, he said, we believe in humane values. The BJP always stands by humanity and does not label anyone as its vote bank."
Talks in the power corridor are abuzz that CM Naveen Patnaik’s cabinet might see at least 50 per cent reshuffle with possibility of more than 10 ministers being shown the doors during the rejig.
With an eye on the 2024 general elections, he is understood to have told the leadership to focus on 365-370 parliamentary seats alone and strengthen its base in these constituencies.