Tag: Bijepur Bypoll

Jayanarayan Mishra
Attack on Minister’s brother: BJP’s Jayanarayan walks out of jail on bail

Sambalpur: Senior BJP leader Jayanarayan Mishra, who was behind bars in connection with the attack on brother of Labour Minister Sushant Singh, was granted conditional bail by the Orissa High Court on Tuesday against two sureties of Rs 50,000 each. The HC also ordered Mishra not to leave the State without permission of the competent […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Attack on Minister's brother: BJP’s Jayanarayan Mishra arrested

Sambalpur: Senior BJP leader Jayanarayan Mishra and his associate Shiba Kumar Diwan were arrested on Thursday by Padampur SDPO Laxminarayan Panda in Banabira firing case in which brother of Minister of Sushant Singh was attacked ahead of the Bijepur bypoll on February 22. Earlier in the day, a team led by the Padampur SDPO had […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
CM Naveen out to cash in on Bijepur triumph

Barpali: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during his first visit to Bijepur constituency after his party’s triumph in the recently-concluded bypoll made his intentions amply clear that BJD will be using its landslide victory as a platform to strengthen its base in Western Odisha. During his visit to Bijepur, CM Naveen laid foundation stones of as […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Rita Sahu takes oath as MLA from Bijepur

Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal’s (BJD) Rita Sahu on Tuesday took oath as MLA from Bijepur Assembly Constituency today after a thumping victory in the by-election. Rita, who won the Bijepur bypoll on February 28 by defeating her nearest BJP contender Ashok Panigrahi by 41,933 votes, was administered oath of office and secrecy by Odisha Assembly […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
BJP has lost a bypoll, but isn't out of the race: Oram

Bhubaneswar: Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram on Friday said the BJP has lost the bypoll in Bijepur Assembly segment, but is not out of the race in Odisha. “We have been defeated in the bypolls, but we’re not out of the race,” Oram told reporters while celebrating Holi with his supporters here. On Wednesday, […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Selection of Congress candidate for Bijepur bypoll rigged internally?

Bhubaneswar: In what could come as a startling revelation, Senior Congress Leader Hemanand Biswal brought allegations that the candidate selection process was rigged internally leading to a disastrous performance by the party in the recently-concluded Bijepur bypoll. We had suggested Ripunath Seth’s name as candidate for Bijepur bypoll. But at the AICC level several senior […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Prasad Harichandan takes onus of Bijepur debacle, steps down as OPCC chief

Bhubaneswar: Owing moral responsibility for the defeat of party candidate in Bijepur bypoll, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Prasad Harichandan today stepped down from his position. Party sources said Harichandan sent his resignation letter to Congress president Rahul Gandhi. However, he could not be contacted for immediate comment. The party high command is yet […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
BJD wins Bijepur bypoll by huge margin

Bhubaneswar: The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) claimed the Bijepur Assembly constituency seat by defeating Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) by a huge margin. The BJD candidate Rita Sahu defeated her nearest rival Ashok Panigrahi of BJP by a margin of 41,933 votes as per figures after conclusion of all rounds of counting. BJD’s Rita Sahu […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Bijepur Bypoll 2018 Final Results: LIVE UPDATES

Bhubaneswar/Bargarh: The counting of votes for the Bijepur bypoll concluded and BJD came out victorious by registering a thumping win by a margin of 41,933 votes over its nearest rival BJP. Congress seemed to be the biggest loser. The outcome of the results of Bijepur Assembly seat assumes significance particularly for major political parties including […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Knives out in Congress ahead of Bijepur bypoll results

Bhubaneswar/Bargarh: With only hours remaining for announcement of the result of the Bijepur bypoll, infighting has ensued within Congress with senior party leader Sura Routray bringing backstabbing allegations against a few party leaders. Routray on Tuesday said that three leaders of the party spent money in the Bijepur Assembly constituency to defeat party candidate Pranay […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
All eyes on Bijepur as bypoll results to be out tomorrow

Bargarh: Not only political parties but analysts and even the general public are waiting anxiously for the results of the bypoll for Bijepur Assembly seat which will be out tomorrow. With all eyes on the fate of the three main parties, the ruling BJD, BJP and the Congress, the administration has put preparations in place. […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Srikant Jena
Vedanta money used in Bijepur bypoll: Congress’ Srikant Jena

Bhubaneswar: Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Srikant Jena today alleged that money of Vedanta Company has been spent in the by-election to the Bijepur Assembly constituency. “When everyone’s attention was on Bijepur, government made a policy change to favour Anil Agrawal by ensuing Bauxite supply to Vedanta. Hundreds of crores have been spent […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
BJD MP raises concern over cash for vote remark of LoP

Bhubaneswar: A day after Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra stated that money changed hands during the recently concluded Bijepur bypoll to lure voters, BJD’s Sambalpur MP Nagendra Pradhan today said that democracy is in danger if the former’s remarks are true. “If Mishra’s statement that Rs 5,000 was offered to each voter during the bypoll […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
BJD, BJP Blame Game continues over violence before Bijepur bypoll

Bhubaneswar: Once again mudslinging has begun between the two political rivals–BJD and BJP over a series of large-scale violence reported in several parts of the State ahead of the Bijepur bypoll. The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Sunday accused the BJP and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan of attempting to derail the Bijepur bypoll process […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Bijepur bypoll concludes peacefully; 80.92 per cent voter turnout

Bhubaneswar: An estimated 80.92 per cent of voters today exercised their franchise in the by-election to the Bijepur Assembly seat that passed off peacefully. “Around 80.92 per cent (provisional) of the electorate cast their votes in the bypoll,” Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Odisha Surendra Kumar said. Around 81.86 per cent polling had been recorded […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021