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Tag: Bhartruhari Mahtab

Odisha: Cracks Appear In BJD Over Cuttack Bus Terminal

Cuttack: The war within the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) over the construction of the mega bus terminus in Cuttack seems to have intensified. BJD general secretary and former MLA from Barabati constituency Debasish Samantaray on Wednesday launched a scathing attack on fellow senior party leader and sitting Cuttack MP Bhartruhari Mahtab for the latter’s public […]

Site For Cuttack Bus Terminus Selected Through Google-Map, Says Mahtab

Cuttack: Three days after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik laid the foundation stone for the construction of the ambitious bus terminus at Cuttack on Saturday, senior BJD leader and local MP Bhartruhari Mahtab on Tuesday said the ‘Google-map aided site selection’ for the project is ill-conceived. “I am not aware of the new bus terminus project, […]

Odisha MP Bhartruhari Mahtab Among 10 Parliamentarians To Be Conferred With Sansad Ratna Award

Chennai: Eight sitting Lok Sabha members and two Rajya Sabha members will be presented the Sansad Ratna Awards 2020 under various categories, based on their performance during the first year of the 17th Lok Sabha, said Prime Point Foundation on Wednesday. Apart from individual parliamentarians, the departmentally related Standing Committee on Agriculture headed by P.C. […]

Citizenship Amendment Bill: Congress Smells Nexus Between BJP & BJD

Bhubaneswar: After an hour-long debate, the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was introduced in the Lower House based on the division of votes with 293 in favour and 82 against it. And like previous instances, Narendra Modi-led BJP got the support of Biju Janata Dal for the CAB too. After BJD voted in favour of CAB, […]

Op-Ed: Modi-Naveen meeting, a significant encounter

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: On his first visit to Delhi after taking up the reins of the state for the fifth time chief minister, Naveen Patnaik is scheduled to meet Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. This is no ordinary meeting. To begin with this will be their first meeting after taking charge of their respective offices […]

Women’s reservation bill: BJD MP Bhartruhari meets Akhilesh Yadav

New Delhi: In a bid to give push to its demand for 33 per cent reservation for women in State assemblies and Parliament, BJD MP Bhartruhari Mahtab today met former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party chief, Akhilesh Yadav in New Delhi. Akhilesh reportedly visited the residence of Bhartruhari Mahtab in New Delhi to […]

Bhartruhari Mahtab receives Best Parliamentarian award for 2017

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: BJD’s MP from Cuttack, Bhartruhari Mahtab, received the Best Parliamentarian award for the year 2017 from President Ram Nath Kovind today. The Lok Sabha member was awarded by the President at an event attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. Similarly, Trinamool Congress MP […]

BJD writes to LS Speaker to accept Jay Panda’s resignation

Bhubaneswar: BJD Parliamentary Party leader in Lok Sabha, Bhartruhari Mahtab Monday shot a letter to the Lok Sabha Speaker to accept the resignation of Jay Panda as a MP. Mahtab wrote, “Baijayant Panda was elected to Kendrapara LS Constituency of Odisha in the 2014 general elections on the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) symbol and party […]

I am not anyone's servant: BJD MP Tathagata Satpathy

Bhubaneswar: BJD’s Dhenkanal MP Tathagata Satpathy said that in politics he doesn’t consider himself anyone’s servant. While replying to one of his followers on Twitter, Tathagata tweeted “… I am not anyone’s servant. Never, ever, had a Boss.” The remark came after the follower questioned whether a photograph posted by the parliamentarian will not offend […]

Odisha clarifies stance on its special category status demand

Bhubaneswar: BJD’s Parliamentary Party leader Bhartruhari Mahtab on Thursday said that Odisha will intensify its demand if the Centre grants special category state status to Andhra Pradesh. Speaking to OTV, the Cuttack MP said, ” Odisha has been demanding for special category state status since long. However, if the neighbouring Andhra Pradesh gets the status, […]

CM Naveen takes U-turn amid 'opposition' from MPs

Bhubaneswar: Just two days after he had asked his party MPs to resign from the membership of Parliamentary Standing Committees, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today took a u-turn and said that no changes will be effected in the existing memberships as of now. The BJD’s parliamentary party leader Bhartruhari Mahtab today informed that the […]

BJD demands equestrian statue of Buxi Jagabandhu in Parliament

Bhubaneswar: Demanding installation of an equestrian statue of Buxi Jagabandhu in Parliament House Complex, BJD Parliamentary party chief in Lok Sabha, Bhartruhari Mahtab today said it will lead to resentment among Odisha people if the statue is not installed. In a letter to Lok Sabha Speaker, Mahtab stated that the people of Odisha can’t picture […]

Triple Talaq Bill is flawed: BJD MP Bhartruhari Mahtab in LS

New Delhi: The BJD today opposed the introduction of the Triple Talaq Bill with senior leader of the party Bhartruhari Mahtab terming the bill as faulty. The government today tabled the triple talaq bill, which criminalises instant divorce, in the Lok Sabha. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017 makes instant triple […]

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BJD MP Mahtab says Jesus Christ was not born on December 25

Cuttack: BJD MP Bhartruhari Mahtab on Sunday stated that December 25 is not the actual birthday of Jesus Christ as being celebrated across the world. Speaking at a workshop organised by ‘Free Thinker’ association in Cuttack on Sunday, Mahatab said that Christians across the world celebrate December 25 as the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ […]

Debasish sees red in Mahtab's praise for Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Politics over columns continues as another column by BJD’s Lok Sabha MP Bhartruhari Mahtab, raining praises on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, invited criticism from his party spokesperson and Cuttack-Barabati MLA Debashish Samantray. In the column published in a regional daily, where Mahtab is the editor, the MP opined people […]

UPA's VP candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi meets BJD MPs, recalls his bond with Odisha

New Delhi: UPA’s Vice presidential candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi met BJD MPs at Bhartruhari Mahtab’s residence here and thanked the regional party for its support ahead of the poll scheduled for August 5. MPs Baijayant Panda, Tathagat Satpathy, Prasanna Patasani, Pratyusha Rajeswari Singh, Anubhav Mohanty, Pratap Deb, Pinaki Mishra and others were present to meet Gandhi. […]

Set up tribunal to resolve Mahanadi dispute: Bhartruhari Mahtab

Bhubaneswar: BJD MP Bhartruhari Mahtab on Friday accused the Union Government of procrastinating the Mahanadi water issue which has now snowballed into a major controversy between Odisha and Chhattisgarh. Mahtab’s statements came soon after Minister of State for Water Resource Sanjiv Baliyan in a letter claimed that efforts were on from his ministry to resolve […]

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Nine MPs to be conferred with Sansad Ratna awards

Chennai: Nine Members of Parliament — six from the Lok Sabha and three Rajya Sabha members — will be honoured with the `Sansad Ratna Awards 2017′ here on Saturday. “The awards will be presented to the parliamentarians by Justice (retd) P.Sathasivam, Governor of Kerala,” K. Srinivasan, chairman, Prime Point Foundation, told reporters here on Friday. […]

Mahtab eulogises Modi-led BJP govt on BJD's 17th anniversary

Bhubaneswar: On a day when the BJD led government is celebrating its third year in the fourth consecutive term rule in the state, MP Bhartruhari Mahtab preferred eulogising  the Narendra Modi-government in Centre through a newspaper column. The parliamentarian, of late, has been in the eye of many storms for his writings in the editorial […]

Mahtab dubs critics as monsoon insects

Bhubaneswar: Barely a week after drawing criticism from party leaders for his column in newspaper, BJD MP Bhartruhari Mahtab today reacted sharply to his critics dubbing them as insects of rainy season. “I know that I have been criticised in my absence. I think they are like insects having foul odour, which are mostly seen […]

BJD wrangles over Mahtab’s second column in media

Bhubaneswar: The second column of BJD MP Bhartruhari Mahtab criticising party leaders Damodar Rout and Surya Narayan Patro and claiming cracks in party today invited sharp reaction from BJD circles. Even the party president and chief minister Naveen Patnaik expressed displeasure over party leaders making such views in media. Talking to reporters, the BJD supremo […]

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BJD chief rules out infighting, says party is going strong

Bhubaneswar: Rubbishing talks on BJD infighting, the party supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said there is no such problem in the party. The CM was speaking to newsmen at Naveen Niwas after returning from Delhi. “I don’t feel there is any infighting in BJD. Where are any such things in the party?,” he […]

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BJD in hassle over MP Mahtab Lauding Union PNG Minister

Bhubaneswar: BJD MP Bhartruhari Mahtab praising Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan at a launch event of Urja Ganga Gas Pipeline Project in the Capital city yesterday has become a matter of concern for the ruling party in Odisha. While the BJD seriously opposes Pradhan, the speech of Mahtab has put the party […]

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BJD MP Mahtab lauds Union PNG Minister as 'our favourite minister'

Bhubaneswar: BJD MP Bhartruhari Mahtab was all praises for Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, at the launch event of City Gas Distribution (CGD) project in Bhubaneswar, today. Mahtab termed Pradhan as ‘our favourite minister’ in his speech and announced that the latter is administering the resolution Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken […]

Bhartruhari row: Damodar says matter to subside if CM pleased with reply

Bhubaneswar: A day after BJD supremo and chief minister Naveen Patnaik sought an explanation from party MP from Cuttack Bhartruhari Mahtab for his recent statement on possible ties between BJD and Congress, vice president of the ruling party Damodar Rout on Saturday said if Patnaik asks any leader of the party to explain about his/her […]