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Tag: Ashok Panigrahi

After Quitting BJP, Ashok Panigrahi To Support BJD In Bijepur Bypoll

Bhubaneswar: A day after resigning from primary membership of BJP, senior leader Ashok Panigrahi today said that he will extend support to his former party BJD in the upcoming Bijepur bypoll. Panigrahi said he has decided to do so after taking suggestion from his supporters. However, the former MLA also said that his support to the […]

BJP Leader Ashok Panigrahi Quits Party

Bhubaneswar: Putting all speculations to rest, senior BJP leader Ashok Panigrahi today resigned from primary membership of the party just few days before the crucial Bijepur bypoll. Panigrahi, who lost the election after being nominated as the saffron party’s candidate for Bijepur bypoll in 2018, reiterated that he was ignored within the party and not […]

What worked for BJD in Bijepur

Bhubaneswar: While BJP got its calculations wrong, Congress was seen nowhere in the race as BJD clinched a landslide victory in Bijepur by-election, leaving Naveen Patnaik’s undefeated record intact. It can now be safely said that that luring former MLA Subal Sahu’s widow Rita Sahu to the party and later fielding her as the party […]

BJD wins Bijepur bypoll by huge margin

Bhubaneswar: The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) claimed the Bijepur Assembly constituency seat by defeating Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) by a huge margin. The BJD candidate Rita Sahu defeated her nearest rival Ashok Panigrahi of BJP by a margin of 41,933 votes as per figures after conclusion of all rounds of counting. BJD’s Rita Sahu […]

Bijepur bypoll campaign heats up

Bhubaneswar/Bargarh: It was again a show of strength by political parties including BJD, BJP and Congress as they left no stone unturned to woo voters ahead of the crucial Bijepur bypoll. On his second day of campaign in the Assembly constituency, Odisha Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik addressed public meetings in Gaisilat block […]

BJP gheraoes Bijepur PS over alleged attack by BJD workers

Bhubaneswar: Supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have gheraoed the Bijepur Police Station demanding immediate action against some workers of the Biju Janta Dal (BJD) who allegedly thrashed them. The members of the saffron party alleged that they were beaten up by some BJD workers in front of Labour Minister Sushant Singh late on […]

Bijepur bypoll: BJP's Ashok Panigrahi to file nomination today

Bargagarh: Elaborate security arrangements have been made in Padampur in Bargarh district as BJP candidate Ashok Panigrahi will file nomination today for the Bijepur bypoll scheduled for February 24. Three platoons of forces have been deployed in the town and Bargarh SP is supervising the security system. Senior police officials have also been engaged in […]

Ashok Panigrahi named BJP candidate for Bijepur bypoll

Bhubaneswar: Putting all speculations to rest, BJP on Monday announced Ashok Panigrahi as party candidate for the Bijepur bypoll scheduled to be held on February 24. BJP central election committee has approved the name of Panigrahi as candidate for the by-election, informed JP Nadda, secretary of the committee. An official notification will be issued tomorrow. […]

Poaching, Fence-jumping Have Come To Stay

The notification for the bypoll in Bijepur is yet to be issued by the Election Commission (EC). But in a feat unparalleled in the annals of Odisha politics, the little known Assembly constituency in Bargarh district has dominated the political discourse in the state for close to three months now. In the process, it has […]

BJP's Bargarh district prez says no dissent within party

Bhubaneswar: BJP’s Bargarh district president Narayan Sahu on Tuesday stated he has no differences with the State party leadership and expressed his full support to the party’s decision on candidature for Bijepur bypoll. After a meeting at BJP legislature party leader KV Singhdeo’s residence here, Sahu said there is no disagreement within the party. “I […]

Bijepur bypoll: Bargarh BJP Prez requests to relieve him from the post

Bhubaneswar: President of BJP’s Bargarh district unit Narayan Sahu today requested BJP State President Basant Panda to relieve him from his post in protest of the party roping in ex-BJD MLA Ashok Panigrahi for Bijepur bypoll. However, talking to OTV, Sahu said he will not leave the party but will stay in Bijepur and openly […]

CM Naveen to campaign for Rita Sahu in Bijepur

Bhubaneswar: Reiterating his decision to field Rita Sahu, wife of late Subal Sahu, for Bijepur byelection, CM and BJD chief Naveen Patnaik after returning from Delhi on Sunday said he will go to Bijepur seeking votes for the party candidate. On a media query on whether he will visit the bypoll-bound constituency for campaigning, he […]

Bijepur bypoll: BJD fires 3-Bs salvo ahead of BJP’s ‘Mishran Parv’

Bhubaneswar/Bargarh: A day before the joining of former Bijepur MLA Ashok Panigrahi in the BJP, the BJD today exhorted confidence in winning the by-election by declaring its 3-Bs slogan-Bijepur, BJD, Bijay (victory). It lambasted Panigrahi, a rebel leader of the party during 2014 polls, terming him as a ‘habitual indisciplinarian’. “It’s triple B–BJD, Bijepur and […]

BJP has many potential candidates for Bijepur bypoll: Jual Oram

Bhubaneswar: A day after BJP’s Bargarh district president Narayan Sahu showed discontent over ex-legislator Ashok Panigrahi’s announcement to join BJP, Union minister and senior saffron party leader Jual Oram today stated that the party has many potential activists to become Bijepur bypoll candidate. He further stated, “If anyone shows discontent about the party’s decision, they […]

Bijepur bypoll: Ex- MLA Panigrahi to join BJP on Oct 2

Bargarh: The search of BJP for a suitable candidate for the Bijepur bypoll in likely to end as former BJD MLA from the constituency Ashok Panigrahi on Thursday informed that he is going to join the saffron party on October 2. Panigrahi will be joining BJP in presence of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan at a […]

Bijepur bypoll: Ex- MLA Panigrahi blasts BJD with past

Bhubaneswar: In a new twist to the ongoing wrangle in the run up to the Bijepur bypoll, former MLA from the constituency Ashok Kumar Panigrahi today brought a flurry of allegations against his former party BJD. Speaking to OTV, the former legislator said senior BJD leader, late Kalpataru Das had advised him to contest from […]