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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 […]

Bijepur bypoll: BJD candidate Rita Sahu files nomination

Bargarh: Amid show of strength by the BJD, party candidate Rita Sahu today filed her nomination papers for the by-election to the Bijepur Assembly constituency scheduled on February 24. Rita filed her papers, in presence of senior BJD leaders, at the sub-collector office in Padampur. Prasanna Acharya, AU Singh Deo, Minister Sushant Singh, Bargarh MP […]

Pranay Sahu named Congress candidate for Bijepur bypoll

Bhubaneswar/Bargarh: After much speculations, the All India Congress Committee (AICC) on Sunday named Pranay Sahu, Gaisilat block Vice-Chairman as the party’s candidate for the upcoming Bijepur Assembly by-poll scheduled for February 24. Earlier, the name of former MLA Ripunath Seth was also doing rounds while the top Congress leadership cleared Pranay Sahu’s name today. With […]

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 […]

Bijepur bypoll: BJP's Ashok Panigrahi to file nomination today
Bijepur bypoll: BJP's Ashok Panigrahi to file nomination today

Bargagarh: Elaborate security arrangements have been made in Padampur in Bargarh district as BJP candidate Ashok Panigrahi will file nomination today for the Bijepur bypoll scheduled for February 24. Three platoons of forces have been deployed in the town and Bargarh SP is supervising the security system. Senior police officials have also been engaged in […]

Surendra Kumar new Electoral Officer of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the Bijepur bypoll, Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat has appointed Surendra Kumar as the new Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Odisha. An official notification was issued in this regard today. Kumar, a 1993 batch IAS officer, replaced DN Gupta as the CEO of Odisha. Currently Kumar is holding the position of […]

Dissidence brews in BJP ahead of Bijepur bypoll

Bargarh: Intraparty rift seems to be brewing within the BJP ahead of the Bijepur bypoll with Nuapada district in-charge Pramod Kumar Chhatar announcing to contest in the election independently. At a Press meet held in Bargarh yesterday, Chhatar, who is also a state executive member of the BJP’s SC Morcha, announced that he will fight […]

Will Bijepur Change Anything?

Rarely has an Assembly election received so much of attention – and for so long. The spotlight turned to this little known constituency in Bargarh district soon after the untimely demise of sitting Congress MLA Subal Sahu on August 22 last year and has not, despite the media’s well known short attention span on any […]

Bijepur bypoll: BJP moves EC alleging misuse of power by BJD

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Alleging misuse of State machinery in bypoll bound Bijepur Assembly constituency, a delegation of BJP comprising Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, MP Bhupinder Yadav, Odisha in-charge Arun Singh and national spokesperson Sambit Patra today met the Election Commission (EC) in New Delhi demanding a free and fair by-election. In a four-page memorandum submitted to […]

Bijepur Bypoll: Filling of nomination begins

Bhubanerswar: The Election Commission of India (ECI) today issued a formal notification for the much-awaited bypoll in Bijepur constituency that was necessitated after the death of Congress MLA Subal Sahu. As per the notification, voting for the by-election will be held from 8 am to 5 pm on February 24. The process of filling of […]

Ashok Panigrahi named BJP candidate for Bijepur bypoll
Ashok Panigrahi named BJP candidate for Bijepur bypoll

Bhubaneswar: Putting all speculations to rest, BJP on Monday announced Ashok Panigrahi as party candidate for the Bijepur bypoll scheduled to be held on February 24. BJP central election committee has approved the name of Panigrahi as candidate for the by-election, informed JP Nadda, secretary of the committee. An official notification will be issued tomorrow. […]

BJD will win the Bijepur bypoll: Rita Sahu

Rita Sahu, the BJD candidate for Bijepur bypoll, has been the cynosure of all eyes in the political circles in the state from the day she joined the party. The bypoll to the seat was necessitated after  the untimely demise of three-time Congress MLA from Bijepur, Subal Sahu. Being the wife of Sahu was never […]

BJP chalks out strategy for Bijepur bypoll

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today announced its ‘master plan’ for the Bijepur bypoll by appointing three senior leaders as in-charge of three blocks of the assembly constituency. BJP legislature party leader  KV Singh Deo will be in-charge of Gaisilat block while senior leader Jayanarayan Mishra has been given the responsibility of Bijepur block. […]

Cong, BJP begin candidate scouting for Bijepur bypoll

Bhubaneswar: All the three political parties have geared up to chalk out strategies for Bijepur bypoll scheduled to be held on February 24. While the ruling BJD has already named Rita Sahu, wife of incumbent legislator late  Subal Sahu, as its candidate for the by-election, Congress and BJP stated they will name their candidates in […]

Bijepur bypoll: BJD candidate Rita Sahu to file nomination on Feb 5

Bhubaneswar/Bargarh: At a time when the Congress and the BJP are yet to finalise candidates for the Bijepur bypoll, BJD’s candidate and late Bijepur MLA Subal Sahu’s wife, Rita Sahu today informed she will file the nomination for the by-election on February 5. Speaking to the media after a meeting at Naveen Nivas here on […]

Congress confident of retaining Bijepur seat

Bhubaneswar: With the Election Commission announcing the schedule for by-elections in Bijepur Assembly constituency, the Congress today expressed its confidence to retain the seat where the bypoll was necessitated by the death of their sitting MLA Subal Sahu. Chief of Congress’ Odisha unit, Prasad Harichandan said that while other parties are trying to rope in […]