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Bijepur bypoll, a fight with CM officials rather than BJD: Pradhan

Bargarh: With only a day remaining for by-election to Bijepur assembly seat, the BJP today charged CM’s private secretary VK Pandian and officials of CMO with involving in the poll affairs of BJD in Bijepur. At a press meet, senior BJP leader and Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan alleged that Pandian has sent 100 government officials […]

Padampur SDPO shunted out ahead of Bijepur bypoll

Bijepur: Ahead of the bypoll to the Bijepur Assembly constituency, the Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) of Padampur, Laxminarayan Panda was transferred to the office of the IG (Northern Range). DGP RP Sharma stated Panda was transferred as per the directive of the Chief Electoral Officer Surendra Kumar. Jharsuguda SDRPO Khirasagar Naik has been appointed Padampur […]

Bijepur bypoll campaign heats up

Bhubaneswar/Bargarh: It was again a show of strength by political parties including BJD, BJP and Congress as they left no stone unturned to woo voters ahead of the crucial Bijepur bypoll. On his second day of campaign in the Assembly constituency, Odisha Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik addressed public meetings in Gaisilat block […]

CEC seeks report on shoe hurling at CM Naveen

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) on Wednesday sought a report from the Odisha State Election Commissioner (SEC) on the incident of shoe hurling at Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during the by-election campaign in Bijepur on Tuesday. A delegation of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), led by party MP Pinaki Mishra, met the CEC […]

BJP gheraoes Bijepur PS over alleged attack by BJD workers

Bhubaneswar: Supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have gheraoed the Bijepur Police Station demanding immediate action against some workers of the Biju Janta Dal (BJD) who allegedly thrashed them. The members of the saffron party alleged that they were beaten up by some BJD workers in front of Labour Minister Sushant Singh late on […]

Shoes hurled at CM Naveen Patnaik

Bargarh: Tension ran high after shoes were hurled at Odisha Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik while he was addressing a public meeting during campaigning for Bijepur bypoll for party candidate Rita Sahu at Kumbhari village in Barpali block of Bargarh today. The incident occurred at around 6 PM when Patnaik was about to […]

Bijepur bypoll: Star-studded campaigning by BJD, BJP

Bargarh: It was a show of strength between BJP and BJD as the major political parties roped in star campaigners to woo voters ahead of the bypoll for the Bijepur Assembly constituency. For BJP, it was Union Minister Smriti Irani and Dharmendra Pradhan who addressed a public meeting at Gaisilat while BJD Supremo Naveen Patnaik […]

Bijepur bypoll: BJD president Patnaik, Union Minister Irani to hit campaign trail today

Bijepur: With only three days left for the Bijepur bypoll, parties have geared up for a high voltage campaign. While BJD president Naveen Patnaik will hit bypoll campaign trail as a star campaigner of the ruling party today, Union Textile, Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani will join campaign for BJP candidate Ashok Panigrahi. Patnaik […]

Bijepur bypoll: Even bigger test for matric students

Bargarh: Class X students in Bijepur are facing a test ahead of their real test as they get rattled by the blaring election campaigns by political parties for the by-election to the Assembly constituency. The three major political parties- BJD, BJP and Congress- have all amped up their efforts and high decibel campaigning with sound […]

BJD, BJP at loggerheads over Bargarh cash seizure

Bhubaneswar: Politics is now active over seizure of Rs 40.50 lakh from bypoll-bound Bijepur with BJD and BJP knocking the doors of Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) over the issue. Alleging that the seized money belonged to ruling BJD and was meant for distribution in bypoll bound Bijepur, the BJP leaders sought intervention of the Chief […]

Police seize Rs 3.2 lakh from two cars in Bargarh

Bargarh: Cash worth Rs 3.2 lakh was seized from two cars at Talpali Square in Bargarh district on Wednesday. As per sources, Gaisilat police, during a vehicle checking drive found the cash in the vehicles along with various other documents. However, till last reports came in, the source of the seized cash was not established. […]

Will win Bijepur bypoll by huge margin: Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the ensuing bypoll to the Bijepur Assembly constituency on February 24, BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today expressed confidence that his party will win the seat by a huge margin. “Our development works and several welfare schemes will work for us and the ruling party will win the Bijepur bypoll […]

BJD softens stand on its paid news allegations

Bhubaneswar: In stark contrast to its tone yesterday, the ruling-BJD was seen noticeably softening its stance on the allegations of paid news against OTV. The ruling party in a visible digressions from its allegations, today said that it had not blamed the media rather had approached the Chief Electoral Officer seeking inclusion of funds spent […]

Tension prevails in Bijepur as cops detain BJP campaign vehicles

Bijepur: Tension prevailed in Bijepur area last night when police detained a few vehicles of BJP workers near Jaringi while they were going for campaigning for the upcoming bypoll. Sources said Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and several BJP workers were going from Bijepur to Jaringi for campaigning in over 15 vehicles. Police allowed three vehicles, […]

Bijepur bypoll: BJP charges four bureaucrats with code violation

Bhubaneswar: Alleging violation of model code of conduct which is in force for Bijepur bypoll, the Odisha unit of BJP today lodged a complaint with the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO)  against four senior bureaucrats demanding action against them for a free and fair election. The four officers are – V K Pandian, private secretary to […]

Bijepur bypoll: Stage set for triangular fight

Bijepur: Ahead of the by-election to the Bijepur Assembly constituency on February 24; BJD, BJP and Congress are all battle-ready and have now kicked off their campaigning one after the other. While Congress candidate Pranay Sahu began campaigning today from Barapali after offering worship to Goddess Samaleswari, BJD candidate Rita Sahu accompanied by senior party […]

Bargarh gets new Collector, SP ahead of Bijepur bypoll

Bhubaneswar/Bargarh: Odisha government on Friday appointed new Bargarh Collector and superintendent of police, two weeks ahead of the by-election to the Bijepur assembly constituency in the district. The development comes after the Election Commission ordered  to change the district Collector and SP. The Election Commission of India (ECI) had asked the state government to recommend […]

Bijepur bypoll: Parties on toes to lure voters

Bhubaneswar/Bijepur: With the day for byelection to Bijepur assembly segment approaching, the BJD and BJP have hit the campaign trail with different strategies to entice voters. Similarly, the Congress party, which has capitalised the issues of farmers and farming community, will start canvassing from Saturday. BJD’s Rita Sahu accompanied by Labour Minister Sushant Singh, Sports […]

ECI seeks appointment of new SP ahead of Bijepur bypoll

Bargarh: Ahead of the Bijepur bypoll scheduled for February 24, the Election commission of India (ECI) has begun the process for appointing a new SP for Bargarh, a move which is said to be aimed at ensuring free and fair by-election. In a letter, the Chief Electoral Officer, Odisha has asked the state Home department to […]

BJP heavyweights to campaign in bypoll-bound Bijepur

Bargarh: As the by-election to Bijepur Assembly constituency draws near, the three major political parties are roping in their heavyweights for campaigning for their candidate. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today announced that top leaders like Union ministers Smriti Irani, Radha Mohan Singh, Ram Kripal Yadav, Santosh Gangwar and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh will […]