Tag: Election 2024 Highlights

BJD leaders behind party’s shocking defeat in elections: Nrusingha Sahu
BJD leaders behind party’s shocking defeat in elections: Nrusingha Sahu

The BJD's defeat in the 2024 general elections is attributed to internal sabotage and complacency, says party leader Nrusingha Sahu.

  • Friday, 12 July 2024
 Mohan Majhi
Mohan Majhi named Odisha's first BJP Chief Minister; to take oath on June 12

Senior party leader Mohan Majhi will be BJP's first Chief Minister in the State. The decision was taken by central observers Rajnath Singh and Bhupender Yadav. The saffron party had appointed both the Union Ministers to oversee the selection of the new Chief Minister.

  • Tuesday, 11 June 2024
Modi 3.0: Ashwini Vaishnaw retains Railway Ministry; Dharmendra Pradhan Education; know who gets wha
Modi 3.0: Ashwini Vaishnaw retains Railway Ministry; Dharmendra Pradhan Education; know who gets what

Following the oath-taking ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his cabinet, key portfolios were allocated. Amit Shah retained the Home Ministry, while other senior leaders like Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman, and S Jaishankar kept their previous ministries.

  • Monday, 10 June 2024
Security barricades dismantled at VK Pandian's residence post-political retirement
Security barricades dismantled at VK Pandian's residence post-political retirement

VK Pandian, once influential during the BJD regime, retired from politics following the party's significant electoral defeat. Post-retirement, security measures at his Bhubaneswar residence were removed, including barricades and round-the-clock guards. Pandian also faced accusations of misusing power without holding key positions.

  • Monday, 10 June 2024
Kantabanji victory created ripples in Odisha: MLA Laxman Bag, who defeated Naveen Patnaik
Kantabanji victory created ripples in Odisha: MLA Laxman Bag, who defeated Naveen Patnaik

The Kantabanji Assembly seat is now the most talked-about segment in Odisha where five-term Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was handed out a crushing defeat by Laxman Bag with a margin of 16,344 votes. 

  • Wednesday, 05 June 2024
BJP Leader Pradeep Panigrahi
Mission over, chapter closed; Odisha people got freedom, says BJP's Pradeep Panigrahi

I assure that it will be a people’s government,” said BJP leader Pradeep Panigrahi, who won the Berhampur Lok Sabha seat

  • Wednesday, 05 June 2024
Naveen Patnaik resigns as Odisha CM
Naveen Patnaik resigns as Odisha CM after collapse of BJD fortress

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to form the next government after its resounding victory in the 2024 elections- both in Assembly and Lok Sabha segments. The BJP won 78 Assembly seats out of 147 and 20 Lok Sabha seats out of 21.

  • Wednesday, 05 June 2024
Odisha Elections 2024: More female voters exercised their franchise, says CEO
Odisha Elections 2024: More female voters exercised their franchise, says CEO

CEO Nikunja Dhal said, "The overall turnout, (excluding postal ballots) in 2019 was recorded at 73.09 per cent while the polling per cent in 2024 was 74.44 per cent.”

  • Monday, 03 June 2024
Odisha Assembly  
Governor dissolves Odisha Legislative Assembly

Earlier in the day, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik presided over the Cabinet meeting and recommended the Governor for dissolution of the Legislative Assembly till the formation of a newly-elected legislature.

  • Monday, 03 June 2024
BJYM activists gherao Odisha DGP office over attack on Avilash Panda; demand arrest of main accused
BJYM activists gherao Odisha DGP office over attack on Avilash Panda; demand arrest of main accused

Hundreds of BJYM workers from various parts of the state converged in front of the DGP office, clamouring for action against the main accused. They alleged that Chandbali MLA Byomakesh Ray was behind the attack on their leader Avilash Panda. 

  • Monday, 03 June 2024
Odisha Elections 2024: Factors that put BJP on vantage over BJD 
Odisha Elections 2024: Factors that put BJP on vantage over BJD 

As per reports, the exit poll by India Today-Axis predicted that the BJP is expected to acquire 51 per cent of the votes in Lok Sabha elections. Many wonder about the factors responsible for the BJP’s spectacular electoral gains.   

  • Sunday, 02 June 2024
Violence during Odisha Elections 2024
Odisha Elections 2024 marked by sporadic incidents of violence

However, CEO Nikunja Bihari Dhal said that the number of violent incidents during the 2024 General Elections in Odisha has reduced in comparison to the 2019 General Elections.

  • Sunday, 02 June 2024
Odisha Assembly Polls 2024: Exit Poll predicts 62-80 seats each for BJP & BJD
Odisha Assembly Polls 2024: Exit Poll predicts 62-80 seats each for BJP & BJD

According to the Exit Poll of India Today-Axis, the BJP may land with 62 to 80 Assembly seats while the same number of seats may be won by the ruling party. Congress was predicted to get 5 to 8 seats.

  • Sunday, 02 June 2024
BJD leader missing after raid by several agencies
BJD's Pattamundai Nagar president still ‘missing’ after raid by multiple agencies in Kendrapara

Khageswar is now under scanner over allegations of distribution of cash among voters. The raid was conducted after the Election Commission of India (ECI) received such allegations against Khageswar.

  • Friday, 31 May 2024
 Odisha BJYM president injured in ‘attack by BJD workers’ in Chandbali
Odisha BJYM president injured in ‘attack by BJD workers’ in Chandbali

Avilash was returning after campaigning for the party candidates in Chandbali. A group of the ruling party workers assaulted Panda near Sasikadeipur. He sustained injuries in his head. Following the incident, the BJP workers filed a complaint at the Bansada Police Station. 

  • Thursday, 30 May 2024
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