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Bijepur Bypoll: Odisha Congress pacifies dissent

Bhubaneswar/Bargarh: Former Bijepur MLA and senior Congress leader Ripunath Seth, who had earlier expressed his dissatisfaction after the grand old party declared Dilip Panda as its candidate for the bypoll in Bijepur Assembly seat, today said that no one is above the party and he will campaign for party candidate in the by-election. Seth said […]

Police To Remain Unbiased During Bijepur Bypoll: Odisha DGP BK Sharma

Bargarh: Ahead of the Bijepur bypoll on October 21, Director General of Police (DGP), BK Sharma has assured that police will remain unbiased while discharging its duties and will not show undue favours to political parties and act as per the guidelines laid out by the Election Commission. During a review meeting held today at […]

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 […]

Bijepur Bypoll: BJP, BJD, Congress Candidates File Nominations

Bijepur: Ahead of the Bijepur bypoll on October 21, BJD candidate Rita Sahu, BJP Candidate Sanath Gartia and Congress’s Dilip Panda filed their nominations in Bargarh today, the last day of filing the papers. Panda accompanied by hundreds of his supporters took out a procession and reached Padampur sub-collector’s office today before submitting his nomination […]

Bijepur Bypoll: Sanath Gartia Nominated BJP Candidate

Bijepur: Putting all speculations to rest, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today named Sanath Gartia as the party’s candidate for the ensuing by-election to Bijepur assembly constituency in Bargarh. The Central Election Committee of the saffron party today released the list of 36 candidates for by-elections to the Legislative Assembly Constituencies of different States including […]

Bijepur Bypoll: BJD reposes faith in Rita Sahu

Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) today announced Rita Sahu as the party candidate for the high-voltage Bijepur bypoll which is scheduled to be held on October 21. Bijepur Assembly constituency, which will be going to polls next month for the third time in just over a year, has become a battle of prestige with […]

Help Us! No Money To Fight Bijepur Bypoll: Odisha Congress Chief

Bhubaneswar: With barely a month left for the high voltage Bijepur bypoll, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik today sought financial assistance from party leaders and other affluent supporters to meet the expenditure of the by-election. All the party funds have been spent during the recently-concluded general elections and now Congress needs the […]

Bijepur Bypoll On Oct 21, Counting on Oct 24: ECI

Bhubaneswar:  The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Saturday announced the date for by-election to Bijepur Assembly seat. As per the Commission’s decision, the Bijepur bypoll will be held on October 21. An official notification regarding the bypoll will be issued on September 23 while the last date for filing of nomination by candidates is […]

Bijepur Bypoll: Congress fires ‘Betrayer’ salvo at CM Naveen, Rita Sahu Hits Back

Bhubaneswar: A day after the ruling-Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha constituted a four-member election coordination team for Bijepur bypoll, Congress MLA Tara Bahinipati today tagged Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik as ‘beiman’ and ‘traitor’ for vacating Bijepur Assembly seat. However, former MLA Rita Sahu was fast enough to hit back stating that several developmental works […]

Bijepur Bypoll: Parties face candidate conundrum

Bhubaneswar: After BJD President and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik vacated the Bijepur by retaining his home turf Hinjili Assembly Constituency, the bypoll for the seat now seems to be anybody’s game. Speculations are now spooling over who will be the candidate of the ruling-Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for the Bijepur by-poll even though official dates […]

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CM Naveen Vacates Bijepur Assembly Seat, Retains Hinjili

Bhubaneswar: Putting all speculations to rest, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today vacated the Bijepur Assembly seat and retained the Hinjili constituency. CM Naveen had contested and won both the Assembly constituencies- Bijepur in Bargarh district and Hinjili in Ganjam district- in 2019 polls. Speculations had started to build regarding him vacating Bijepur since the […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bijepur Bypoll 2018 Final Results: LIVE UPDATES
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 […]