Tag: Bijoy Mohapatra

Two BJP groups clash during party's ‘Bandhu Milana’ in Bhadrak

Bhadrak: A clash between two BJP groups was reported during the party’s ‘Bandhu Milana’ programme organised at the Nua Bazar Mandap here on Friday. As per reports, some followers of BJP leader Pradeep Nayak allegedly attacked the supporters of Tushar Jena, another saffron leader in the district after Nayak’s supporters were not invited to the […]

Bijoy Mohapatra All Set For ‘Homecoming’?

Political prediction is always fraught with risks. Even seasoned commentators have ended up with egg on their faces after crystal gazing into the future. But ‘Scandeep’ will still stick its neck out and predict that Bijoy Mohapatra, the enfant terrible of Odisha politics, is set to return to the party he co-founded before the next […]

‘Bijoy Mohapatra should leave BJP instead of creating indiscipline’

Bhubaneswar: BJP leader Bijoy Mohapatra whose isolation from the party has been conspicuous over the recent past turned acrimonious today after party vice president Samir Mohanty said the former can leave if he doesn’t like the party and should not indulge in indiscipline. Samir Mohanty’s statement came following ruckus during party’s Mishran Parva in Patkura, […]

BJP Kendrapara party chief expels Bijoy Mohapatra from district committee

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJP leader Bijoy Mohapatra was today expelled from the party’s Kendrapara district committee by the district party chief Durjyodhana Sahu today. Sahu told mediapersons, “Mohapatra has been expelled from the district committee as a special invited member. Besides, recommendations have been made to the BJP State chief to expel him from the party.” […]

Ransacking, scuffle breaks out at BJP’s ‘Mishran Parva’

Kendrapara: A scuffle broke out between two groups leading to violent clashes during BJP’s ‘Mishran Parva’ at Singitia Sindhibata in Kendrapara today. According to sources, a ‘Mishran Parva’ was organised by BJP in Sindhibata wherein supporters of former MLA Utkal Behera were carrying out a rally to the venue. As per allegations, the members of […]

Bijoy Mohapatra questions Amit Shah's 120-seats claim

Bhubaneswar: In yet another instance of growing distance between him and the BJP, senior party leader Bijoy Mohapatra today questioned party top brass Amit Shah‘s claims of grabbing 120 seats in 2019 polls during his just concluded Odisha visit. ‘’I don’t know about Shah’s strategies to capture 120 seats in 2019 elections in Odisha. He […]

Mahanadi row: One state cannot claim ownership of an interstate river, says BJP leader

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJP leader Bijoy Mohapatra on Saturday dubbed the recent remarks of Chhattisgarh commercial tax and industry minister Amar Agarwal on Mahanadi as ‘one-sided’. Addressing a press conference, Mohapatra criticised Agarwal claiming rights over Mahanadi water. Also Read:Chhattisgarh refutes charges of blocking Mahanadi water at Kalma Earlier, attending the BJP’s Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas […]

BJP’s Mishrana Parva in Kendrapara: Local party leaders boycott event

Kendrapara: Two former MLAs and several other leaders joined BJP today at a ‘Mishrana Parva’ organised in the district here in the presence of Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan. Former MLA of Aul Dolagobinda Nayak and former Kendrapara MLA Utkal Keshari Parida joined the saffron party today at the event that began with a massive […]

Bijoy Mohapatra BJP Infighting
BJP infighting intensifies over IOCL recruitment in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Days after writing to Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan about employment not being given to Odias in the IOCL refinery in Paradip, senior leader of BJP Bijoy Mohapatra once again raised the issue today criticising his own party for taking sides with the Central PSU in the port town. “IOCL does not belong to BJP. […]

'Dreams of educated unemployed Odia youths shattered'

Bhubaneswar: Amid claims by opposition parties about cracks in BJD, the differences within BJP are out in the open with veteran politician and BJP leader Bijoy Mohapatra alleging that dreams of Odia youths have shattered as they have been cornered when it comes to employment at the IOCL Paradip refinery and other Central projects. In […]

BJP leader alleges misappropriation in Puri temple Corpus fund

Puri: Senior BJP leader Bijoy Mohapatra today alleged that around a hundred out of Rs 322 crore of the temple corpus fund has been misappropriated and held the Puri temple and district administration responsible for this. Mohapatra said the accountant general’s audit report reveals large-scale irregularities in the temple corpus fund and the audit has […]

The Importance of Being Bijoy Mohapatra

By Sandeep Sahu He fits the expression ‘an enigma wrapped in a mystery’ like very few politicians in Odisha do. It is hard to think of another neta who remains relevant without being a minister, a party chief or even an MLA. In fact, he has not seen the inside of the Assembly in the […]

Bijoy Mohapatra bats for River Board on Mahanadi row

The Joint Control Board proposed by the Centre can never solve the dispute relating to Mahanadi river water sharing between Odisha and Chhattisgarh. What Odisha needs to get its grievances redressed is a River Board to be formed by the Centre, senior BJP leader Bijoy Mohapatra said here today

Ending indiscipline to guide Commission: Justice BP Das

Former Orissa High Court judge and chairperson of the one-man commission formed by the State government to suggest reforms in the management of Puri Sri Mandir Justice BP Das today said ending indiscipline would be the guiding principle of the exercise he would undertake

Opp smells poll strategy in BJD’s Biju centenary bash

Bhubaneswar: BJD president and chief minister Naveen Patnaik’s promise to take the Biju birth centenary celebration to every village across the State has invited sharp criticism from opposition BJP and Congress, who termed it as the beginning of the party’s campaign for the panchayat polls due next year. Senior Congress leader Lalatendu Bidyadhar Mohapatra (Lulu) […]