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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 […]

Bijepur bypoll will not clash with Matric exam dates: EC

Bhubaneswar/Bargarh: Clearing the air on a possible clash of dates between the Matriculation examination 2018 and the Bijepur bypoll, the state’s chief electoral officer D N Gupta today said that there would not be any clash of dates. Speaking at a presser here on Thursday, Gupta said the bypoll will not affect matriculation examination even […]

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 […]

Bijepur bypoll: Petition filed in Delhi HC against ECI

New Delhi: A writ petition was filed in Delhi High Court today against Election Commission of India (ECI) to issue notification for by-election in Bijepur Assembly Constituency of Odisha. The court has fixed January 22 for hearing the writ petition (WP(C) 599/2018) filed by petitioner Kanak Foundation & ANR. Earlier, BJD and Congress in the […]

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 […]

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 […]

EC to announce Bijepur bypoll dates after Jan 20

Bhubaneswar: The date for the bypoll in Bijepur constituency will be announced after January 20, informed Joint Chief Electoral Officer of Odisha Bhabani Prasad Ray today. The deadline for finalisation of voter list for Bijepur constituency has been extended to January 20, he said adding that the list for rest 146 constituencies will be prepared […]

2 held for firing at BJP worker’s house

Bhubaneswar: Amidst the ongoing political blame game between the BJP and BJD, police today arrested two persons for their alleged involvement in firing at the house of Manoranjan Meher, a worker of the saffron party in Odisha’s Bijepur on January 7. The accused have been identified as Md Arshad and Sushant Bhoi and the duo […]

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 […]

Bijepur bypoll date announcement soon: Advisor to CEC

Bhubaneswar: Clearing the air on Bijepur bypoll, Advisor to Election Commission (EC) Bhagban Prakash today said that the EC will announce the dates for the bypoll within the stipulated time frame, as per the rules. The continuous delay in by-elections to Bijepur constituency has raised many eyebrows with the BJD and the Congress criticising the […]

BJP on course for winning 120 assembly seats in Odisha: Union Minister

Bargarh: The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) today reiterated that the party is on course for winning 120 assembly seats in Odisha in the upcoming general elections in 2019. Speaking to media after the broadcast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Mann ki Baat’ programme in Bijepur assembly constituency, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said the BJP is […]

Tension erupts in Bijepur ahead of Modi's 'Mann ki baat' programme today

Bargarh: Much ahead of the broadcast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Mann ki Baat’ programme today, tension erupted at the Bijepur bus stand area here late on Saturday night as the BJP and the BJD activists reportedly engaged in tearing posters of each other’s party. As per reports, the BJP had made arrangements at the […]

BJP to broadcast Modi’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ in bypoll-bound Bijepur

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to bring together its workers in bypoll-bound Bijepur Assembly constituency, the Odisha unit of BJP has planned to broadcast Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ tomorrow in all the 270 booths. According to sources, the party has made extensive preparations for the same and 270 state-level leaders of […]

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 […]

BJP prepares blueprint for Bijepur bypoll

Angul: Senior leaders and office bearers of the Odisha BJP today met in Angul to finalise the party’s strategy for the upcoming bypoll for the Bijepur constituency. Sources informed that in presence of the two Union ministers, Dharmendra Pradhan & Jual Oram, the party has prepared a blueprint to take on the ruling-BJD and review […]

Throwback 2017: A year of political stirrings

Even though 2017 did not bring any great upheaval in the political landscape of Odisha, it had enough stirrings. Patterns assumed new paradigms, faces got facelifts, oblique became overt, status quo brought predicaments, leaderships lost loyalty and infighting prodded implosions. We look back at some of the stories which created ripples…   Poll battles ahead […]