The raid was conducted late at night in presence of women and senior citizens in the house which has been slammed by Patnaik’s family.
With the fraction between BJD’s candidate Barsha Singh Bariha and Mahendra Badhei, who aspired for a ticket, allegedly getting wider, the conch party is reportedly struggling to tackle the situation.
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday made a veiled attack on Naveen Patnaik, saying the BJD-led government is appropriating money meant for farmers. He said this while addressing a meeting at Mandosil under Paikamal block in Bargarh district.
Income Tax department's raids on the residences of three businessmen considered close to the ruling Biju Janata Dal in by-poll bound Padampur Assembly seat in Odisha's Bargarh district on Monday, led to a slugfest between the BJD and the opposition BJP here.
In what could be called a revenge raid to the Income Tax raids at three places in Padampur on Monday morning, the State government has reportedly unleashed GST officials to conduct raids on some business establishments in the towns of Paikmal and Jharbandha including Padampur.
I am throwing an open challenge before the Odisha government. If it provides land for the new rail line tomorrow, we will start work the very next day, said Ashwini Vaishnaw.
Tomar countered the claims of the ruling party that the Centre had been holding up installments of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) meant for the farmers.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national vice-president Baijayant Panda launched a broadside against the State government, enumerating several burning issues that have obstructed the development in Western Odisha.
The BJD's request came days after BJP candidate Pradip Purohit accused the BJD of engineering an attack on his poll meeting in the assembly constituency.
A four-time Biramitrapur MLA, George Tirkey is all set to throw in his lot with the Biju Janata Dal (BJD). The tribal leader announced it during an exclusive interview with OTV on Thursday.
"I am not in two minds regarding joining the BJD," said George Tirkey.
While BJP candidate Pradip Purohit broke down in a press conference while describing his harrowing experience when he was allegedly attacked by BJD goons, BJD MLA Sushant Singh alleged he has been issued death threats by goons supported by BJP MLA Jayanarayan Mishra.
Juniors became seniors, and seniors have become juniors. There is no transparency in the government order, said a teacher protesting at the Lower PMG area in Bhubaneswar.
A video, purportedly showing the presence of the teachers has surfaced, which triggered resentment among BJP leaders following which a team met Padampur's Additional Collector and Returning officer alleging violations of the Model Code of Conduct.
After the debacle in Dhamnagar, BJD has exuded confidence in senior party leaders and western Odisha leaders. For the first time, BJD has included former MLA Pradeep Majhi in its star campaigner list.