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Tag: Bjd Mp

Another Odisha MP Tests COVID-19 Positive

Bhubaneswar: As COVID-19 continues to spread its tentacles in Odisha, politicians, MLAs and MPs are seen to be increasingly falling prey to the disease. The latest addition to the list of high profile politicians who have been infected with COVID-19 is the BJD MLA from Nabarangpur, Ramesh Chandra Majhi. Following the revelation, the parliamentarian has […]

Ganja Cultivation Should Be Decriminalised, Demands Ex-MP Tathagata Satpathy

Bhubaneswar: Expressing resentment over Odisha government’s decision to uphold illegality of cannabis (ganja), former BJD MP Tathagata Satpathy today termed it as short sightedness in the vision of the State government. Demanding decriminalisation of ganja farming, Satpathy said that the plant has medicinal properties and will help small farmers. “I am not in favour of […]

FIR against BJD MP Anubhav Mohanty for allegedly abusing woman journalist

Cuttack: A woman journalist has filed a complaint against BJD’s Kendrapara MP Anubhav Mohanty for allegedly abusing her physically and verbally. Sources said a case has been registered against the BJD MP and his brother Anuprash Mohanty at Purighat Police Station in Cuttack under IPC sections- 294, 354 (A), 323, 34 based on the complaint […]

Political parties scramble to take credit for Bolangir Bypass road project

Bolangir: Political crossfire ensued in Bolangir district after the Union Ministry approved funds for land acquisition for the Bolangir bypass road project. Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari, had written a letter to Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, informing the latter that the centre has allocated Rs 190 crore for land acquisition […]

BJD factions clash during ‘Jana Sampark Padayatra’ in Nayagarh

Nayagarh: A clash broke out between the supporters of BJD Khandapada MLA Anubhav Patnaik and BJD MP Soumya Ranjan Patnaik during Jana Sampark Padayatra in Banamalipur Panchayat of Nayagarh yesterday. As per reports, the brawl started after Soumya Ranjan’s supporters allegedly raised slogans against the Khandapada MLA using banners and posters which was vehemently opposed […]

BJD MP Jay Panda blows lid off concerted allegations

Bhubaneswar: Following a series of verbal and written complaints against BJD MP Jay Panda made before party president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over his alleged ‘anti-party’ activities, the parliamentarian today blew the lid off  the entire string of events through a Facebook post. The MP on social media platform, termed the complaints as ‘farcical’ […]

Will coterie against MP Jay Panda mar inauguration of Odisha’s biggest MPLAD project?

Bhubaneswar: Notwithstanding the ruckus and rhetoric of a faction within the party, BJD MP Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda’s inauguration of the overhead water tank project in Buhalo panchayat in Nischintakoili block was a statement to prove the obstructionists wrong. As a coterie working against the parliamentarian threatens to derail the inauguration of a multipurpose auditorium – […]

Are allegations against MP Jay Panda too alike to be true?

Bhubaneswar: Soon after BJD MP Baijayant Panda raised the issue of a ‘corrupt govt official’s’ interference in politics, it seems to have triggered a pattern wherein with each passing day a new block-level party leader from the Kendrapara constituency is seen crowing the same allegation of parliamentarian neglecting party workers. Such is the coherence that […]

Corrupt non-Odia officer trying to mar project inauguration: BJD MP Jay Panda’s office

Kendrapara: The office of BJD’s Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda responding to threats by ‘anti-socials’ to mar the inauguration of an overhead water tank project set up with MPLAD funds in Buhalo panchayat in Nischintakoili of Cuttak, said some people are upset because they have not been able to collect PC as the MPLAD is out […]

Odisha rejects centre’s data on zero natural calamities

Bhubaneswar: The State government today expressed displeasure over no mention of Odisha in the list of 14 States identified to have been affected by natural calamities. In reply to a question raised by BJD MP Ram Chandra Hansdah, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju in Lok Sabha on Wednesday mentioned that 14 […]

Mann Ki Baat: PM must share insights on India’s improved ratings: Jay Panda

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi should share views on the importance of country’s improved rating during the upcoming Mann Ki Baat programme, opined BJD MP Baijayant Panda. While responding to Prime Minister’s request on possible topics and ideas for this month’s Mann Ki Baat programme on Twitter, Panda suggested that Modi should take up topics […]

Baijayant hails SC verdict; says right to privacy should be fundamental with exceptions

Bhubaneswar: BJD MP Baijayant Panda who had introduced the Data (Privacy and Protection) Bill in Lok Sabha in 2017 hailed the Supreme Court verdict upholding Right to Privacy as a fundamental right. Panda who has been writing about Aadhaar, privacy and data security issues for past several years, said “The stand I have taken is […]

Jogi’s allegations ridiculous: MP Baijayant’s office

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Strongly refuting the allegations levelled by former Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi over alleged link with former finance minister P. Chidambaram, the office of the Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda on Thursday termed them as ‘ridiculous’. A written reply from the Parliamentarian’s office stated, “These allegations by Shri Jogi are ridiculous. Shri P.Chidambaram had appeared in court […]

BAIJAYANT STORY in Republic News
Not aware of MP joining BJP, says Baijayant's office

Bhubaneswar: As national English news channel ‘Republic’ telecast a report speculating that BJD MP Baijayant Panda is likely to join the BJP soon, the parliamentarian’s office refuted the news saying it is unaware of any such development. Baijayant’s Political secretary in reply to the reports said “We are not aware of any such development. Moreover […]

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Tathagat needs to explain 'thieves' remark: Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Terming BJD MP Tathagat Satpathy’s statement wrong, party supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today sought an explanation from him on his statement on BJD leaders. “What he has said on party leaders is not right. He will be asked to explain his statement. Those who have quit the State Cabinet, have been given […]

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Respect decision if taken in BJD's interest: Baijayant

Bhubaneswar:  A day after his ‘removal’ from Parliamentary party spokesperson post, Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda on Saturday said it was BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik’s prerogative and he respects it if the decision was taken in the interest of the party. ”I have been tirelessly working for improvement of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for the past […]

Mahtab dubs critics as monsoon insects

Bhubaneswar: Barely a week after drawing criticism from party leaders for his column in newspaper, BJD MP Bhartruhari Mahtab today reacted sharply to his critics dubbing them as insects of rainy season. “I know that I have been criticised in my absence. I think they are like insects having foul odour, which are mostly seen […]

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Bhartruhari’s opinion personal; party chief to take a call: BJD

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: Commenting on the op-ed article BJD MP Bhartruhari Mahatab published in a newspaper, another party MP Kalikesh Singhdeo today said that in a democracy every leader has the right to voice opinion and the observations made in the article is Mahatab’s personal opinion. “In a political party the members have the right to give […]

Op-ed by BJD MP Bhartruhari stirs hornet’s nest

Bhubaneswar: A seemingly isochronous flow of editorials from the MPs of the ruling BJD continues to stir the maelstrom of speculations over internal problems plaguing the party. After Tathagat Satpathy and Baijayant Panda, BJD MP and the parliamentary party leader Bhartruhari Mahatab’s editorial in an Odia newspaper seems to highlight some of the problems raising […]

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BJD stands united behind Naveen Patnaik: MP Tathagata Satpathy

Bhubaneswar: BJD’s Dhenkanal MP, Tathagata Satpathy who was in the middle of a storm over his allegations that BJP is trying hard to split his party, today said that no one has the power to break BJD and the whole party stands united behind Naveen Patnaik. The parliamentarian who was seen at the State Secretariat […]

Oram’s remark nothing more than wishful thinking: Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Rubbishing BJP leader and Union Minister Jual Oram’s statement on some BJD MPs and legislators showing interest to join BJP, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said the remark can be tagged as ‘wishful thinking.’ Patnaik was replying to a query by newsmen after meeting the panchayat raj representatives of Puri district. ”I can only […]

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Funding issues delaying construction of railway over bridges in Odisha: Baijayant

New Delhi: Timely availability of funding is delaying the completion of under-construction railway over bridges in Odisha, highlighted BJD’s Kendrapara MP, Baijayant Panda in Lok Sabha today. Citing that due to lack of over bridges, commuters at level crossings have to wait for as long as 30 minutes in some cases, Panda noted such long […]

Jena should thank CBI for not arresting him: Oram

Bhubaneswar: Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram today said BJD MP Rabindra Jena should thank CBI for not arresting him so far instead of making allegations against the investigating agency probing the chit fund scam in Odisha. “Rabindra Jena should thank CBI for not arresting him so far. He(Jena) should have been in jail by […]

Odisha to go to any extent to stop Mahanadi barrage: BJD

New Delhi: Raising the controversial issue of construction of a barrage on Mahanadi by Chhattisgarh government, a BJD MP today said Odisha will go to any extent to stop it as it would impact the lives of farmers. Participating in the debate on the Motion of Thanks in the Lok Sabha, Bhartruhari Mahtab recalled history […]

Seashore chit fund scam: MP Jena appears before CBI

Bhubaneswar: BJD MP from Balasore Rabindra Jena appeared before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today in connection with the Seashore chit fund scam. Jena appeared before the central investigating agency for the second time today. He was interrogated by the CBI in January last year over his alleged link with the Seashore Group, which […]

Chit fund scam: MLA Prabhat Biswal’s wife fails to appear before CBI

Bhubaneswar: MLA Prabhat Biswal’s wife Bilasini Biswal failed to appear before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today after being summoned by the central investigating agency in connection with multi-crore Seashore chit fund scam. According to sources, Bilasini sent her representative instead to appear on her behalf who submitted certain documents to CBI. On Saturday, […]

Political circle miffed with minister's Borigumma visit to attend football tourney

Jeypore/Bhubaneswar: At a time when four children lost their lives at the Malkangiri district headquarters hospital in a single day today due to the Japanese Encephalitis taking the death toll to 112, visit of Minister for Tribal Welfare Sudam Marndi and BJD MP from Berhampur Siddhant Mohapatra to Borigumma block in Koraput district to inaugurate […]

People shouldn't be jailed for speaking their mind: Tathagata Satpathy

By Nirendra Dev New Delhi: Asserting that it made little sense in a democracy to jail people for “speaking their minds”, senior Biju Janata Dal (BJD) member Tathagata Satpathy has said that the country’s age-old defamation laws need an “urgent re-look” and maintained that he would soon move a private member’s bill in the Lok […]

Use e-Commerce platforms to promote handicrafts, Baijayant urges Centre

New Delhi: Senior BJD leader and Kendrapara MP, Baijayant Panda today urged the Union Textiles ministry to use e-Commerce platforms for promotion of handicrafts. “Instead of spending time, energy and effort from the government and a large budget, it would be much simpler, cheaper and faster if the Textile ministry can provide facilities to the […]

Tirkey to raise disqualification of Amiya, Srabani in RS today

BJD MP Dilip Tirkey will raise the disqualification of two Odia sprinters, Srabani Nanda and Amiya Mallick, from Rio Olympics due to callousness of the Athletics Federation of India in the Rajya Sabha today

Chit fund link: Another BJD MP takes jibe at Das Burma

After Nagendra Pradhan, Bhartruhari Mahatab and Tathagata Satpathy, another BJD MP Baishnab Parida on Sunday came out openly against minister Sanjay Das Burma for his alleged links with the chit-fund companies

BJD MP flays Centre for handling of Pathankot attack

BJD MP Kalikesh Singhdeo on Thursday slammed the BJP-led Central government in Lok Sabha over its handling of the terror strike on the Pathankot air base, while terming the decision as a "critical mistake" to hand over the operation to NSG

Seashore scam: BJD MP questioned by CBI

Bhubaneswar: BJD MP from Balasore Rabindra Jena was interrogated by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for around three hours here on Monday evening over his alleged complicity with Seashore Group. After coming out of the CBI office, Jena admitted before the media that he had some business links with the chit-fund company. “I had some […]