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Topic result for elections-2019

Srikant Jena to seek public referendum after ouster from Congress manifesto panel

Bhubaneswar: A day after being sacked from Congress Manifesto Committee chairman post, senior leader Srikant Jena today announced that he will seek a public referendum on three major proposals that he had earlier presented before the party for the 2019 elections. Responding to party’s Odisha in-charge, Jitendra Singh’s letter, Jena informed that two families have […]

Elections 2019: Flock of chit fund scam-tainted leaders posing challenge for BJD

Bhubaneswar: With the general elections nearing, political parties are gearing up to select candidates. The ruling-BJD, which has been at the helm of affairs for the last nineteen years, is reportedly facing worries over candidate selection due to involvement of several of its party leaders in the multi-crore chit fund scam. At a time when […]

On fighting 2019 polls from Puri, PM Modi says speculations are created by media

Bhubaneswar: Amid much hype over Prime Minister Narendra Modi contesting from Puri Lok Sabha constituency in the upcoming general polls, the PM on Tuesday clarified that all the speculations building over the matter are created by the media. Speaking to news agency ANI on New Year’s Day, Modi said, “Mediawalon ko bhi to kuch kaam […]

Give PM Modi a chance to usher in development in Odisha: Amit Shah

Bhubaneswar: Slamming both the BJD and Congress for failing to ensure development in Odisha, BJP’s National President Amit Shah today urged the people of the State to give mandate to PM Modi-led government. Lambasting the ruling-BJD, Shah said Odisha is rich in natural resources and youths, but the State has not seen development, because it […]

Elections 2019: Odisha Congress to release first list of candidates in Feb

Bhubaneswar: The Congress party in Odisha today informed that the first phase selection of candidates will be completed by February. Odisha in-charge of the party, Jitendra Singh said that the Central Action Committee of the party has already finalised the prospective list of first 50 candidates who will be allotted tickets for the polls and […]

Elections 2019: BJP to gain in Odisha, predicts ‘ABP-CVoter’ survey

Bhubaneswar: The ABP News-C Voter ‘Desh ka Mood’ survey has predicted that Narendra Modi-led BJP is likely to win big in Odisha during the upcoming 2019 general elections even though it will not be a smooth ride for its ruling alliance NDA, which is projected to emerge victorious in 276 of the 543 Lok Sabha […]

Elections 2019: Chief Electoral Officer to hold all-party meeting today

Bhubaneswar: With the general elections for Lok Sabha and Assembly seats round the corner, the State Chief Electoral Officer will hold an all-party meeting today to discuss several issues pertaining to the poll preparations, sources said. CEO Surendra Kumar will meet leaders and representatives of various political parties and discuss issues like use of EVMs, […]

Elections 2019: Parties in Odisha gearing up for ticket distribution

Bhubaneswar: Amid speculations of ‘early’ elections, political parties in the state are on their toes and have begun spadework to select candidates. While the Odisha Congress is all set to announce the names of at least 50 candidates by August 31, the ruling BJD and the BJP are also getting battle ready. Out of the […]

Amit Shah, Rahul Gandhi Odisha visit
Amit Shah’s rescheduled Odisha visit likely on Jan 29

Bhubaneswar: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would be keen to go all guns blazing ahead of the crucial polls, as party national president Amit Shah is likely to visit Odisha on January 29, informed party spokesperson Prithviraj Harichandan today. Shah was earlier scheduled to visit the State on January 18 but it was put on hold […]

Krushna Sagaria's chances to fight elections 2019
Does Sagaria’s chances to contest Elections 2019 hang in balance?

Bhubaneswar: Already in a damage-control mode with the desertion of senior leader Naba Kishore Das and ouster of Jogesh Singh prior to the general elections, Odisha Congress chief Niranjan Patnaik today hinted at doubts over the party giving a ticket to former Koraput MLA Krishna Chandra Sagaria. The PCC chief informed that a discussion was […]

Naveen's absence from PM Modi’s official programmes is ‘intentional’: Pradhan

Bhubaneswar/Bolangir: Prime Minister Narendra Modi may have gone soft on the ruling-BJD once again, but Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan made sure he did not miss such opportunity and trained his guns on the State government during ‘Jabab Maguchhi Odisha’ programme in Bolangir today. Addressing the public rally, Pradhan stated that the Centre is committed towards […]

PM Modi inaugurates projects worth Rs 1545 crore in Odisha

Bolangir: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his visit to Bolangir today, inaugurated and dedicated a slew of developmental projects worth over Rs 1545 crore to the people of Odisha. Modi’s trip to Bolangir is his third visit to the State in less than 30 days. The PM stated that the developmental projects will have a […]

Elections 2019
Elections 2019: Can the old guards take BJD by its horns in Odisha?

Bhubaneswar: Amid the clash between the BJD, BJP and the Congress in Odisha, it seems the ruling government might also have to deal with a Fourth Front in the upcoming general elections. While the political pundits have been repeatedly speaking of the Congress decreasing in power and BJP having a secret alliance with the BJD, […]

Is BJP repeating Congress' mistakes in Odisha?

Bhubaneswar: The debate and dilemma between no contest and an open contest somehow seems to have lost ground since the moment Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing a huge gathering in Baripada on January 5, launched scathing attacks on the Congress but was calculative in speaking anything against the ruling-BJD. While Congress, right from the […]

Odisha to witness high-voltage drama with Modi, Naveen set to lock horns

Bhubaneswar: Day by day as we inch closer to the general elections, the political environment in Odisha seems to be getting charged with two heavyweights clashing tomorrow. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be unveiling a slew of projects in Baripada followed by a massive public rally tomorrow, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, interestingly on the […]

Will consider all aspects of farm loan waiver: Odisha Finance Minister

Bhubaneswar: At a time when the Odisha Congress has promised to waive off farm loans in five hours if voted to power, the State government mentioned that it is not competing with other States in waiving farm loans, rather considering all aspects before moving ahead in this regard. Congress alleged that the BJD has planned […]

BJP Odisha elections 2019
Eyeing coastal belt, BJP all set to launch high-voltage Parivartan Rath Yatras

Bhubaneswar: Preparing the pitch for a high-voltage campaign ahead of the 2019 general elections, the State Bharatiya Janata Party is geared up to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 24 for the Janasambad Mahasamabesh, in what could boost the party’s prospects in Odisha. Modi’s vision of ‘Purvodaya’- Development of North East including Odisha was […]

BJD-Padyatra Odisha political news
BJD's Padyatra spills out infighting beans more than unity

Bhubaneswar: With 2019 elections just a few months away, it seems the ruling-BJD is into trouble with the growing infighting over tickets between aspirants and the present MLAs. This was evident when local leaders were objected to and group clashes erupted in differents blocks during the BJD padyatras that stretched from Puri to Mayurbhanj district. […]

Debasish Samantaray & Dama Rout Eye Paradip As Campaign 2019 Gains Steam

Paradip: BJD’s Cuttack Barabati MLA Debasish Samantaray, who, days before, had made it clear that he is determined to oust senior MLA Damodar Rout from Paradip, once again opened up on his interest to fight from Paradip Assembly constituency in the upcoming general elections. During BJD’s Jana Sampark Padyatra Samabesh in Biswali village under Kujang […]

NDA doors closed forever for Chandrababu Naidu: Shah

Srikakulam (Andhra Pradesh): BJP President Amit Shah on Monday launched a scathing attack on Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and made it clear that the doors of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) were closed forever for him. Exuding confidence that the NDA will retain power and Narendra Modi will become Prime Minister again after the […]