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Lok Sabha Elections 2024
Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Phase 6 Voting LIVE Updates: Voting underway in 58 LS constituencies, 59.06 per cent voter turnout recorded till 7.45 pm

Voting was held for the 6th Phase of the ongoing general elections. In this phase, polling was conducted for 58 Lok Sabha constituencies across six states

BJP woman worker murdered, party supporters hold protests in Nandigram
BJP woman worker murdered, party supporters hold protests in Nandigram

Ahead of the parliamentary polls in Nandigram, West Bengal, a Scheduled Caste woman BJP worker was killed, sparking protests and accusations from the BJP against TMC-backed criminals. The incident led to roadblocks and clashes with police. BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari blamed TMC provocations for the murder, while TMC dismissed it as a result of internal disputes within the victim's family.

Odisha Elections 2024
Yogi Adityanath promises ‘Bulldozer’ action on land-sand mafias if BJP comes to power in Odisha

While addressing a public meeting at Banpur under the Puri Lok Sabha segment, Yogi Adityanath attacked the Naveen Patnaik-led government in Odisha. Alleging that the CM here is surrounded by officers, Yogi Adityanath said that they are hijacking central schemes of the PM Narendra Modi-led government.

Odisha Elections 2024
Odisha people have decided to give rest to Naveen Babu: JP Nadda

BJP National President JP Nadda claimed that the people of Odisha are set to elect BJP for all 21 Lok Sabha seats and expressed their desire for a change from Naveen Patnaik's leadership. He highlighted Modi's contributions to development and tribal welfare, criticized the BJD government's neglect of tribals and the poor, and questioned the governance model under current leadership, emphasizing the need for local leadership in state governance.

Mother of toddler Pihu who went missing on August 9, 2020
Missing minor girl Pihu’s family members to boycott Odisha elections 2024

The family members alleged that Pihu went missing on August 9, 2020. However, the State government and public representatives didn’t provide any kind of help to find the missing girl. Hence, they have decided to boycott the poll.

Odisha Elections 2024
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.

Sainkul Community Health Centre
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.

Odisha Elections 2024
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.

Odisha Elections 2024
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.

Odisha Elections 2024
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.

  • Monday, 20 May 2024
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.

Odisha Elections 2024
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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