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Topic result for bhartruhari-mahatab

Goyal turns down demand for new railway divisions in Odisha

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Railways today turned down the proposal for expanding the jurisdiction of East Coast Railway (ECoR) to unify Odisha under one zone by setting up of three new railway divisions. Members of Parliament of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) led by Bhartruhari Mahatab today reiterated the state’s demands in a […]

Did Bhartruhari eat his own words on Kovind selection?

Bhubaneswar: It was just a week ago when MP Bhartruhari Mahatab had sparked off a controversy by writing an editorial on CM Naveen Patnaik’s ‘hasty’ decision of supporting BJP-chosen Kovind for Presidential election. A week later, in yesterday’s editorial, he has taken a completely different stance and written another editorial supporting BJD president’s decision in […]

Mahatab questions BJD’s support to NDA's presidential nominee

Bhubaneswar: Questioning BJD’s support to BJP nominee Ram Nath Kovind for President, the party MP Bhartruhari Mahatab on Sunday said Naveen Patnaik should have waited till UPA’s declaration of its candidate. In his editorial ‘President Election- Dalit vs Dalit’, Mahatab once again rattled the BJD and expressed displeasure over the party’s decision to support Kovind. […]

Media has misinterpreted my statement: Bhartruhari

New Delhi: Senior BJD leader and Cuttack MP Bhartruhari Mahatab today said the statement he had given recently that the BJD would consider to make an alliance with Congress has been grossly misinterpreted in the media. “Let me make my stand very clear. The news regarding my statement on this issue which has been published […]

Mahtab’s remark a fresh indication in Odisha politics: Dharmendra

Bhubaneswar: In the wake of the senior BJD MP Bhartruhari Mahtab’s statement of a possible BJD-Congress alliance to fight BJP that created a buzz in Odisha political sphere, top BJP leader and Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan today termed the regional outfit’s move as ‘selfish and unethical’. “We would welcome the selfish and immoral alliance if […]

BJD to raise State concerns on GST Bill in LS today

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The BJD will raise Odisha’s concerns on tax during the discussion on the Goods and Services Tax or GST Bill – India’s biggest tax reform ever – which is set to be ratified by the Lok Sabha today, party leader in the Lower House Bhartruhari Mahatab said. Sources said the ruling party in […]

Mahanadi row: BJD moves privilege motion against Balyan

BJD today moved a privilege motion against Minister of State for Water resources, Sanjeev Balyan in the Lok Sabh alleging he presented misleading facts presented in the Parliament

Mahanadi row: Centre convenes Odisha-Chhattisgarh meeting on July 29

New Delhi: The Centre will convene a joint meeting between Odisha and Chhattisgarh on July 29 to discuss the sharing of Mahanadi water, which has snowballed into a major row between the two neighbouring states after Chhattisgarh embarked on a host of projects in the upper catchments of Mahanadi. The announcement about the Centre-brokered meeting […]

BJD to demand for 1% cess for mineral-bearing states

A day before the commencement of the monsoon session of the Parliament, BJD today said the party will demand levying of a 1% cess to benefit mineral-bearing states

Nitish Kumar's proposed anti-BJP front remains a non-starter: BJD MP Mahatab

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's call for a strong anti-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) front remains a "non-starter" for many regional parties, Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader Bhartruhari Mahatab said here

BJD MP told to explain statement on possible ties with Congress

Bhubaneswar: BJD president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today sought explanation from party MP Bhartruhari Mahatab for his recent statement on the party’s possible ties with opposition Congress. Mahatab, the leader of BJD Parliamentary party in the Lok Sabha, has also been accused of issuing “harmful” statements to media without prior permission of the […]

No account in Bahamas, all details in public domain: Jay Panda

Bhubaneswar/ New Delhi: “I have no account in Bahamas; neither do any of our family companies,” clarified former Kendrapara MP Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda while responding to BJD MP Bhartruhari Mahtab’s statements in Lok Sabha today. Citing a media report, Mahtab questioned in the House whether Panda who had opened a bank account outside India had […]

Will ex- top cop pilot BJP win in Cuttack LS in 2019 polls?

Bhubaneswar: The battle for Cuttack in 2019 has an interesting aside. The clash here will be between a top cop and politicians, when the usual frame in public mind space is the kowtowing nature of cops before politicians. While former DGP of Odisha Police, Prakash Mishra, is BJP’s nominee from the Cuttack Lok Sabha (LS) […]

Shiv Sena opposes BJD after speculations over Bhartruhari's name for LS Dy Speaker post

New Delhi: Following speculations that senior BJD leader and Cuttack MP Bhartruhari Mahatab is among frontrunners for the Deputy Speaker’s post in Lok Sabha, Shiv Sena today said either the party or any other ally of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) should get the post. Raut criticised talks on allotment of Deputy Speaker’s post to […]

BJD’s U-turn on KALIA, wants Centre to share funds

Bhubaneswar: Making a volte face on its earlier stand, the ruling-BJD has requested the Centre to prepare a cohesive plan for Odisha by merging the State’s Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme with the PM KISAN programme. BJD MPs Bhartruhari Mahatab and Prasanna Acharya during a debate on the Budget, suggested the […]