Tag: Ashutosh Mishra On Bjp

Column: BJP Must Build Up On Its Gains

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The rise of BJP as the main opposition party in Odisha has not surprised anyone but most political observers have sought to attribute this to the steep decline in Congress’s fortunes in the state.  The argument is that BJP’s vote share has risen almost in direct proportion to the fall in […]

Column: On The Horns Of A Dilemma

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Even as the state BJP gears up to take on the Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal(BJD), which it aspires to replace as Odisha’s ruling party in 2024, it finds itself circumscribed by its central leadership’s approach towards the regional party. With the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) still lacking a majority […]

Column: A Long Haul For BJP

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: For the BJP, which has emerged as the main opposition party in the state, results of the last assembly elections were not upto the leadership’s expectations. Set a goal of 120 plus seats by BJP president, Amit Shah state party leaders had hoped to win at least 50 seats, if not […]