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Tag: Bijepur By Election

Minor reshuffle in bureaucracy after Bijepur by-election

Bhubaneswar: In a minor reshuffle in bureaucracy soon after the Bijepur by-election, Odisha government today transferred Bargarh Collector Yamini Sarangi back to her previous place of posting at Jagatsinghpur as collector. Sarangi was earlier appointed as Bargarh Collector after the Election Commission had ordered the State government to change Bargarh district Collector and SP, acting […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Sura Routray confirms OPCC chief's resignation

Bhubaneswar: Prasad Harichandan resigned as the President of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) on Wednesday owing moral responsibility for party’s defeat in the Bijepur by-election, senior party leader, Suresh Kumar Routray confirmed today. “He is an educated person, a gentleman and he has high organisational and intellectual capabilities. Therefore, he tendered his resignation owing moral […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Maharathy's reply raises questions on CM's campaigning expenses?

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will spend the night in Bijepur during his two-day campaigning tour for the upcoming Bijepur by-election to prevent unnecessary burden on the state exchequer, said BJD leader and Panchayati Raj Minister Pradeep Maharathy today. “To and fro journey will put extra burden on the state exchequer as the place is […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Bijepur bypoll: BJP candidate files nomination; Congress still undecided

Bargarh: Amid high security, BJP candidate Ashok Panigrahi today filed nomination for the Bijepur bypoll which is scheduled for February 24. However, the Congress is yet to announce its candidate for the by-election. After Ashok Panigrahi filed his nomination, the BJP took out a mega rally in presence of senior party leaders Basant Panda, KV […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Bijepur bypoll: Delhi HC directs ECI to file response in seven days

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: A couple of days after a writ petition was filed in Delhi High Court against Election Commission of India (ECI) to issue notification for the by-election in Bijepur Assembly Constituency of Odisha, the court today ordered the commission to submit a reply within seven days. Kanak Foundation & ANR had filed a writ […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Political slugfest over Bijepur bypoll date continues

Bhubaneswar/Bargarh: With the Election Commission (EC) announcing the dates for polls in three states without any word on the Bjepur by-election, a war of words between the BJP, BJD and the Congress in Odisha has ensued once again. The BJD and the Congress lashed out at the BJP alleging that the saffron party is intentionally […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
BJP holds 'Ganatantra Banchao' rally in Bijepur

Bhubaneswar/Bargarh: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday carried out a ‘Ganatantra Banchao’ padayatra in Bijepur in the wake of the recent cases of violence in the by-poll ready constituency. The padayatra, after covering several villages in the region, will conclude at Barpali on Wednesday. Alleging that the BJD is behind the violence in Bijepur, Odisha […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Bijepur bypoll: BJD-BJP indulge in blame game after violence

Bargarh: A day after gunshots were fired at a BJP activist’s residence in Pada village of Bijepur block, the saffron party today blamed the BJD of  indulging in violence to win the bypoll. Three masked men allegedly fired three gunshots at the BJP activist’s house on Sunday evening and fled the spot. Accusing the ruling […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Bijepur bypoll: BJD, Opposition train guns at each other over dates

Bhubaneswar: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Thursday announced dates for by-poll to three Lok Sabha and two Assembly constituencies in Rajasthan and West Bengal but there was no mention of Bijepur bypoll giving rise to an intense war of words between the ruling BJD and the Opposition parties. While the BJD criticised the […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Op-Ed: Intelligentsia & fear of the bigger evil

It has been two days since the BJD formally lodged a complaint with the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) accusing leading Odia TV channel OTV of peddling ‘paid news’ designed to favour the BJP and work against the ruling party in the run up to the Bijepur by-election. Over the last two days, I have been […]

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021
2019 election results in Odisha, split voting
Bijepur by-poll notification sets the ball rolling for political showdown!

Bhubaneswar: With the gazette notification for the by-election to Bijepur assembly segment being issued on Monday, the poll process has been set in motion there. The Assembly Constituency will be witnessing its second by-poll in a span of two years. The Returning Officer has issued the notification for the by-poll scheduled for October 21. According […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021
BJP Worker Critical In Attack As Pre-Poll Violence Hits Bijepur

Bijepur: Pre-poll violence erupted in Bijepur assembly constituency in Bargarh ahead of the much-awaited by-election after a local BJP leader was allegedly attacked over political rivalry. According to sources, BJP worker Manoranjan Meher was attacked by unknown assailants near Kanapali Square in Bijepur on Friday night. Critically injured Manoranjan was then rushed to Bargarh hospital. […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021
No More Interested In Poll Politics But Will Be With Public: Dama Rout

Bhubaneswar: Shortly after the State unit of BJP released the list of star campaigners for upcoming Bijepur bypoll, Senior BJP leader Damodar Rout today hinted at not contesting direct elections in future and said that he is no more interested in election politics. Interestingly, Rout who was among the star campaigners for the BJP in […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021
BJD Heavyweights' Bijepur Campaign During Durga Puja Sparks Political Mudslinging

Bargarh: As Durga Puja revelry gathers pace, the entire State dips in festive mood but some heavyweight leaders of the BJD, especially from the coastal areas, have reportedly skipped their Durga puja celebration for party campaigning in bypoll-bound Bijepur of Bargarh district. The ruling party’s such strategy to win the bypoll by burning the midnight […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021
BJP, BJD in verbal duel ahead of Bijepur bypolls

Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and Bharatiya Janata Party entered into a verbal duel with the campaign for the by-poll to Bijepur Assembly constituency in Odisha’s Bargarh district reaching the last lap. Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who held several roadshows in the constituency seeking votes for party candidate Sanath Gartia, attacked Chief Minister […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021
Column: Congress Must Change Its Attitude

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Odisha Congress’s defeatist attitude is the biggest stumbling block in the path of its revival in the state. The latest example of this attitude is the statement of party veteran, former minister, Suresh Kumar Routray on a local TV channel almost conceding defeat in the Bijepur assembly by-poll. Asked about the […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021

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