Tag: 2019 Elections

Opposition turns heat on Odisha govt over farm loan waiver

Bhubaneswar: A day after the ruling-BJD announced to hold agitation in Delhi next month demanding hike in minimum support price (MSP) for paddy, the Opposition political parties today turned the heat on State government with the BJP and Congress announcing to waive off farm loans if they come to power in Odisha during the 2019 […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Political scene to heat up in Odisha during PM Modi's visit

Bhubaneswar: The political activities in Odisha is expected to gain momentum in the month of December ahead of the 2019 elections as BJP, Congress and BJD have chalked out roadmap to impress voters. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to blow the poll bugle during his visit to the State on December 24, BJD […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
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Elections 2019: Rahul Gandhi to visit Odisha on January 25

Bhubaneswar: While the BJD and the BJP are already in a race to outperform each other with the ruling-BJD announcing a slew of schemes and the saffron party lining up its star campaigners Narendra Modi and Amit Shah for the 2019 polls, Odisha Congress today jumped into the race by announcing AICC president Rahul Gandhi’s […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
2019 election results in Odisha, split voting
Odisha seeks draft election management plan from collectors

Bhubaneswar: Amid speculations of early and simultaneous elections in the country, Odisha government on Monday directed all the district collectors to submit draft election management plans by September 30, 2018. While the first-level checking of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines in all the districts across the State […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Opposition smells politics in BJD's Nuakhai festival plans

Bhubaneswar: With general elections approaching, political parties in Odisha have braced themselves to leave no stone unturned to woo voters. The case in point being ruling-BJD’s plans to celebrate Nuakhai- an agricultural festival of Western Odisha – in a grand manner. BJD has decided to celebrate ‘Nuakhai Juhar Bhetghat’ with great fervour from September 20 […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
2019 elections: Odisha EC preparations fuel early-poll speculations

Bhubaneswar: With the State Election Commission expediting preparations, speculations of an early-poll are gathering steam. A month after seeking information on expenses during the upcoming elections from the district electoral officers, the Odisha Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has issued a directive for setting up storehouses for safekeeping of EVMs and VVPAT machines for which Rs […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Odisha Congress braces up to set house in order

Bhubaneswar: With 2019 elections round the corner, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) on Monday tried to resolve the differences among party members in a marathon meeting held at the State party headquarters in Bhubaneswar today in presence of the party’s state in-charge Jitendra Singh. After the coordination meeting, working president Naba Kishore Das said that […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Odisha Congress' organisation yet to take shape

Bhubaneswar: Even though the All India Congress Committee (AICC) had announced names of the district presidents and working presidents for Odisha on June 9, the party’s unit here is yet to constitute the Pradesh Congress Committee and District Congress Committees. Odisha Congress had first announced that the formation of the committees would be completed by […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Odisha CM supports PM's appeal for simultaneous elections

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday announced support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal for simultaneous elections in the country. Speaking to media, Patnaik said that his government has decided to extend support because it is in the very interest of the people and the country at large. “Elections are essential in a […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Elections 2019: Amit Shah plans big for Odisha; BJD brushes off impact

Bhubaneswar: BJP national president Amit Shah had in March said that the party’s golden period would begin after forming government in Odisha and his visit to Odisha on July 1 is certainly a step in the direction. If reports are to be believed, Shah is scheduled to have a slew of meetings with party leaders […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
2019 elections: Odisha EC asks Collectors to submit poll expenses estimate

Bhubaneswar: With the upcoming general elections barely a year away, the State Election Commission has started its preparations by asking district collectors to submit estimates regarding expenses for the polls. Confirming the development, Chief Electoral Officer of Odisha, Surendra Kumar on Monday informed that it is a routine process which needs to be undertaken at […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Grassroots leaders to get tickets for 2019 elections: OPCC Chief

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee president Niranjan Patnaik after convening a review meeting with the office bearers of 10 districts at the Congress Bhawan in Bhubaneswar made it clear that only members working at the grassroots level and connected with the people will get party tickets for the upcoming 2019 elections. This was the first […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Winnability is the only preference for party tickets: OPCC chief

Bhubaneswar: Clearing the air over the growing confusion among Congress leaders on the ‘One man one post’ policy, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) President Niranjan Patnaik today said that it only means one shall not hold party post and the post of an elected representative simultaneously. “The ‘one man one post’ issue has been misinterpreted […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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Congress veteran disapproves Party's ‘One Man One Post’ concept

Bhubaneswar: Senior Congress leader Suresh Kumar Routray today expressed his anguish over the party’s ‘One Man One Post’ formula saying it would debar many important leaders including him from getting tickets for the upcoming elections. The reaction came after names of the new District Congress Committee presidents and working presidents were announced on Saturday. Justifying […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Odisha BJP upbeat after Modi's visit; BJD, Cong deny any impact

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Odisha seemed to have breathed in a newfound enthusiasm into the State BJP unit. With Modi coming down heavily on the BJD government during his speech at the Centre’s 4th anniversary celebrations in Cuttack, has re-energised leaders and activists of the saffron party who are in an upbeat […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021