Odisha Elections News Updates

Odisha Elections 2024: BJD MLA Raghunandan Das & supporters on tenterhooks
Odisha Elections 2024: BJD MLA Raghunandan Das & supporters on tenterhooks

Supporters of sitting BJD MLA Raghunandan Das who have been waiting for the party’s decision, gathered at the legislator's residence in Bhubaneswar on Saturday. They are said to be sceptical of the candidature of the incumbent MLA.

Odisha Elections 2024: Kui Samaj demands replacement of 'outsiders' as candidates in Kandhamal 
Odisha Elections 2024: Kui Samaj demands replacement of 'outsiders' as candidates in Kandhamal 

Besides BJD, BJP and Congress have also attracted the ire of the Kui Samaj for fielding candidates from outside of the district. 

The party has fielded Srikant Kumar Jena for Balasore while Yasir Nawaz has been named as party cand
Congress announces candidates for nine Lok Sabha seats in Odisha

The grand old party had earlier announced its candidates for eight Lok Sabha seats while candidates for four more parliamentary seats are yet to be announced.

BJD's factional feud in Balasore assuming serious proportions!
BJD's factional feud in Balasore assuming serious proportions!

In Nilagiri, the BJD stands divided into two camps as sitting MLA Sukant Nayak quit the BJP and joined the BJD. However, BJD leader Santosh Khatua, who has long been looking after the party organisation with the hope of a party ticket in the 2024 elections, has become belligerent. 

BJP’s Kendrapara LS candidate Baijayant Panda intensifies campaigning, slams Odisha govt over labour migration
BJP’s Kendrapara LS candidate Baijayant Panda intensifies campaigning, slams Odisha govt over labour migration

The BJP stalwart addressed a public meeting at Tikanpur under the Patkura Assembly seat. The party’s MLA candidate for the Patkura Assembly seat, Tejeswar Parida was present at the meeting.  Both the leaders also took out a rally in the area and interacted with the people.  

BJD hijacked by officer in Chief Minister's Office: Odisha BJP 
BJD hijacked by officer in Chief Minister's Office: Odisha BJP 

Without taking BJD leader VK Pandian’s name, Odisha BJP Vice President, Biranchi Tripathy on Saturday took a swipe at the ruling BJD saying the party has been hijacked by an officer in the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO).  

Pinky Pradhan
BJP takes dig at BJD for ‘trying to lure’ Ollywood actors into party campaign

BJP leader and Ollywood actress Pinky Pradhan said that as all the big celebrities like Anubhav Mohanty, Sidhant Mohapatra and Arindam Roy have deserted BJD, the ruling party is afraid of defeat in the upcoming election. 

Lady teacher suspended for taking part in election rally
MCC violation: Lady teacher suspended for taking part in election rally in Odisha

Mallick has been placed under suspension with immediate effect for violating the model code of conduct.

Odisha Elections 2024: Imported leaders from other parties put BJD in tight spot? 
Is mining lobby influencing BJD tickets in Odisha?

Kulesika alleged that the BJD has been selling tickets for Assembly seats. He further said that the ruling party also tried to ‘buy’ him by paying Rs 1 crore. He also alleged mining lobby in the region.

Voting
General Elections 2024: Odisha, WB police hold discussions to ensure free & fair polls in border districts

Senior officials of both states including Odisha DGP Arun Kumar Sarangi, his West Bengal counterpart Sanjay Mukherjee, and Superintendents of Police of border districts participated in the meeting.

Odisha Elections 2024
BJD scouts for Ollywood stars for campaigning after 4 superstars desert party

The ruling BJD seems to have lost its charm after popular cine actors- Akashdas Nayak, Sidhant Mohapatra, Arindam Roy and Anubhav Mohanty quit the party and joined the BJP ahead of the crucial 2024 elections in Odisha.

Tough challenge for BJD in 2024 General Election
Will ‘No.9’ theory prove lucky for BJD in upcoming 2024 General Election?

It seems the ruling party is giving more importance to ‘No.9’ theory than the proper strategy for the distribution of tickets.

  • Friday, 12 April 2024
Lok Sabha Election
PM Modi’s guarantee has reached people, schemes cannot be hijacked anymore: BJP National VP Baijayant Panda

Exuding confidence about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s third term, Panda said that the mission of 400 plus seats will be successful along with the Kendrapara LS seat.

Odisha Elections 2024
Is BJD heavyweight Prasanna Acharya reluctant to contest from Sambalpur Assembly seat?

Acharya has now been pitted against BJP heavyweight and Leader of Opposition (LoP) Jayanarayan Mishra. It is speculated that Acharya was more keen to contest from Rairakhol Assembly seat.

BJP Moves CEO Against BJD
BJD workers engaged for Mo School review works in 93 blocks, alleges BJP before Odisha CEO

BJP spokesperson Satyabrat Panda said that the Election Commission of India (ECI) had recently transferred eight senior officials. Despite this, the government hasn't learnt a lesson.

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