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Viral Audio Clip Of Suspended BJD MLA Triggers Political Storm in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A purported audio clip in which suspended BJD leader from Balasore, Jeevan Pradeep Das was heard saying, ‘BJP-BJD are one and the same’, has created a political storm in Odisha. Das, a former MLA from Balasore Sadar constituency, was recently suspended from the BJD by party supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for ‘anti-party […]

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Odisha Bypolls: BJP, Congress Train Guns On CM Naveen

Balasore/Tirtol: Amid the high-voltage campaign for the by-election to Balasore Sadar and Tirtol Assembly constituencies, both the BJP and the Congress today trained guns on the ruling-BJD chief and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik allegeing that the present government has completely failed to deliver in its over 20 years of rule in the State. State […]

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BJD Lacks Virtue: Dharmendra Pradhan On 'Defunct Transformer' Jibe At Late MLA

Balasore: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has lashed out at the ruling-BJD for calling late Balasore MLA Madan Mohan Dutta a ‘defunct transformer’. Condemning the remark by BJD leader Kuna Tripathy, Pradhan maintained that such irresponsible and insensible comment is one of the many shreds of evidence which points that ego has completely consumed the party. […]

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Opponents Have Money & Muscle, I Have Public Support: Benudhar Barik

Balasore: Fighting the fear of the pandemic, political heavyweights of the BJD, BJP and Congress are reaching out to the people through door-to-door campaigns, virtual and public rallies and trying their best to woo the voters. Amid a fierce power battle, Benudhar Barik who has filed his nomination as an independent candidate for the by-election […]

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BJP Seeks Action Against Odisha Minister For Alleged MCC Violation

Balasore: A delegation of the BJP today moved the office of Balasore Collector seeking his intervention into the alleged violation of the election code of conduct by the leaders and members of the ruling-BJD. The delegation comprising LoP Pradipta Naik, deputy leader Bishnu Sethi, State BJP general secretary Lekhashree Samantsinghar and others, in its complaint […]

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Toxic Ego Will Sink BJD's Ship: Dharmendra Pradhan At Balasore Bypoll Campaign

Balasore: The ongoing campaign for Balasore Sadar by-election gained significant momentum after Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan hit the campaign trail today along with MoS Pratap Sarangi to address a public meeting in Rupsa area here. Addressing the rally, the BJP heavyweight criticised the dictatorial nature of the ruling-BJD while comparing it with Ravana and Duryodhana. […]

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BJP Mounts Attacks On Odisha Minister for Remarks On The Late Balasore MLA

Balasore: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has launched a scathing attack on BJD MLA and minister Ranendra Pratap Swain over his recent statement during campaigning for the by-polls in Balasore. The minister had courted controversy while addressing a poll meeting in Balasore three days back. He said, “The death of BJP MLA Madan Mohan Dutta […]

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Odisha Govt’s Poll Promises Fake: Dharmendra Pradhan Targets BJD During Virtual Rally

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has lambasted Naveen-led BJD government while kicking off his campaign today for the upcoming by-polls in Tirtol assembly constituency. During a virtual rally from the party headquarters here, Pradhan alleged that the state government only makes promises prior to the elections but has failed to fulfill any of them. “So […]

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Odisha bypolls: Tension Over Casting Of Postal Ballot By ‘Ineligible Voter’

Balasore: Tension ran high at Old Balasore on Friday over a 40-year-old woman’s vote through postal ballot system for the by-election to the Balasore Sadar Assembly Constituency. Locals opposed her postal ballot alleging that the concerned woman voter from ward no.1 is neither a divyang, pregnant nor a COVID patient to qualify for inclusion in […]

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Odisha Bypolls: Political Atmosphere Warms Up In Balasore

Balasore: As Odisha gears up to witness the bypoll to Balasore Sadar and Tirtol Assembly constituencies, political parties have intensified their campaign and leaving no stone unturned to woo voters. Star campaigners of all the three major political parties in the State- BJD, BJP, Congress- have almost camped in the two constituencies and are reaching […]

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Bypolls In Odisha: As Election Heat Rises, Parties Go On Offensive

Balasore/Tirtol: With just about couple of weeks to go for the bypolls in Balasore Sadar and Tirtol Assembly constituencies in Odisha, the three major political parties in the State have now gone into the attack mode. While the BJP and the Congress are focusing on door-to-door campaigning, the BJD is carrying out its ‘Mishrana Parba’ […]

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Infighting In BJD After Party Declares Candidate For Balasore Sadar Bypoll

Balasore: Hours after the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) formally announced its candidate for the upcoming by-elections to Balasore Sadar constituency, massive infighting and protest erupted in the area. Thousands of supporters of district BJD president and former minister Rabindra Jena staged agitation outside his office near OT Road opposing the candidature of Swarup Kumar Das […]

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Bypolls In Odisha: Party Hopping By BJD, BJP & Congress Leaders Continues

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the by-elections in Balasore and Tirtol Assembly constituencies, party hopping continues in the three major political parties. Raj Kishore Behera, who had earlier contested on Congress ticket from Tirtol Assembly constituency, recently joined the BJP. Ramakant Bhoi, the BJP candidate from the constituency in 2019, has also quit the party. While some […]