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Tag: Anti Incumbency

2019 election results in Odisha, split voting
Op-Ed: A Cry For Change

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Change has been the cry in this election in Odisha. It has been the refrain of voters in a majority of constituencies. The obvious implication of this is that anti-incumbency factor has come into play in the state for the first time since chief minister, Naveen Patnaik took up the reins […]

Op-Ed: Popular anger may cost BJD dear this time

Bhubaneswar: Chief minister, Naveen Patnaik seems to be fighting the toughest battle of his entire political career in these elections which would be the true test of his popularity with anti-incumbency factor visible across the state. In the past the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) used to boast about Odisha bucking the anti-incumbency trend and […]

Amid setback for BJP, will anti-incumbency play key role in Odisha?

Bhubaneswar: If the outcome of Assembly polls in 5 States is anything to go by, then it won’t be an exaggeration to conclude that anti-incumbency could play a major role in the 2019 general elections. Speculations are already doing rounds that the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha may face anti-incumbency in the 2019 […]

We need to take advantage of anti-incumbency in Odisha: Amit Shah

New Delhi: In his inaugural speech at the two-day National Executive of the BJP, party president Amit Shah on Saturday said that they need to take advantage of anti-incumbency in states like Odisha, West Bengal and Telangana. “West Bengal, Odisha and Telangana and other states where the BJP was in second position in 2014, we […]

Naveen will face anti-incumbency in 2019, rivals can't be written off: Jay Panda

New Delhi: Noting that “anti-incumbency and corruption” will be major factors against Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in the Assembly polls next year, former BJD MP Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda has said the political landscape in the state has changed and the BJP or the Congress can no longer be written off. Panda, who quit the […]