Tag: General Elections 2024

BJD grappling with infighting as 'thousands vie for party tickets'!  
BJD grappling with infighting as 'thousands vie for party tickets'!  

The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha appears to be grappling with the problem of plenty with as many as 10,000 aspirants looking forward to enter the fray while there are only 168 tickets on offer (147 Assembly seats and 21 Lok Sabha seats). 

  • Monday, 26 February 2024
Department of Post
Department of Posts help ECI step-up voter education; to affix special cancellation stamp on postal articles

For more than 150 years, the Department of Posts (DoP) has been the backbone of the country’s communication and has played a crucial role in the country’s social and economic development.

  • Monday, 26 February 2024
Congress Activists Scuffle With Police During Protest In Bhubaneswar
Congress shows strength ahead of general elections 2024 in Bhubaneswar; try to gherao Lok Seva Bhawan

Though the Congress activists, leaders led by Odisha Pradesh Congress President Sarat Pattanayak and senior leaders managed to break the initial security cordon, they entered into a scuffle with security personnel when they tried to break other cordons.

  • Monday, 26 February 2024
BJP & BJD intensify efforts to grab women vote bank in 2024 polls 
BJP & BJD intensify efforts to grab women vote bank in 2024 polls 

The BJP’s new political gambit has pushed the BJD on the back foot. The party workers will hand out Shakti Samman Patra to SHG presidents, secretaries, MBKs, CRPs, Bankmitras, community staff, Pranimitra, assistant cook, Anganwadi workers and ASHAs, even as the party has been carrying out Nari Shakti Vandan workshops at various places. 

  • Sunday, 25 February 2024
BJD government has no rules, only hijacking Central schemes: Debasis Nayak after joining BJP
BJD government has no rules, only hijacking Central schemes: Debasis Nayak after joining BJP

Nayak lashed out at the government for not allowing journalists to enter the secretariat. “The secretariat is not anybody’s parental property. Journalists will move outside the Assembly when it will be in session. What do you think of people? The secretariat is the property of 4.50 crore people. It is not the property of the coterie that has been hatching all conspiracies,” he added.

  • Sunday, 25 February 2024
Ahead of polls, BJD in turmoil over more ticket hopefuls, rebels 
Ahead of polls, BJD in turmoil over more ticket hopefuls, rebels 

As the elections are drawing closer, the BJD is struggling with the problem of plenty in its Ekamra, Madhya and Uttar constituencies in Bhubaneswar. Parallel organizations by warring groups are giving indication of factionalism which could spell more trouble only after the announcement of nominees. 

  • Sunday, 25 February 2024
BJD factional feuds getting uglier in Odisha's Bhadrak!
BJD factional feuds getting uglier in Odisha's Bhadrak! 

As per reports, a group of disgruntled workers and leaders held a meeting at Naripur on Saturday. The meeting was held at the residence of former minister Jugal Patnaik. A group of frontline leaders like Asit Patnaik and many other unhappy workers spoke against the legislator.

  • Sunday, 25 February 2024
BJP likely to name 100 Lok Sabha candidates on February 29: Media reports
BJP likely to name 100 Lok Sabha candidates on February 29: Media reports

If sources are to be believed, the names of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah among others are likely to be announced in the first phase. A meeting of the Central Election Committee of the BJP is said to be held on February 29 to finalise the names. However, it is not clear if some candidates for Odisha will find a place in the list. 

  • Saturday, 24 February 2024
Odisha Collectors asked to collect funds for BJD: Congress leader Bijay Patnaik
Odisha Collectors asked to collect funds for BJD: Congress leader Bijay Patnaik

The Congress leader alleged, "Naveen Babu is misusing the officials in various works. Collectors are told to collect funds while police officials and superintendents of police are asked to arrest the BJD leaders who are going against the party. Even journalists are not spared ahead of the elections.”

  • Saturday, 24 February 2024
Odisha to get 5 new municipalities, 34 new NACs  
Odisha to get 5 new municipalities, 34 new NACs  

The government on Saturday announced that 34 new Notified Area Councils (NACs) in 20 districts have been formed and, at the same time, five NACs in four districts have been upgraded into municipalities. 

  • Saturday, 24 February 2024
BJP's election in-charge, co-in-charge meeting held in Delhi
BJP's election in-charge, co-in-charge meeting held in Delhi

BJP’s National Vice President and the election in-charge for Uttar Pradesh, Baijayant Panda participated in the meeting. Moreover, BJP’s Odisha in-charge Vijaypal Singh Tomar and co-in-charge Lata Usendi among others attended the meeting which was inaugurated by the party’s National President, JP Nadda.

  • Saturday, 24 February 2024
Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar
ECI asks states including Odisha to ensure officers aren’t transferred within same parliamentary constituency

The ECI has asked the State governments including Odisha to ensure that officials are not able to disturb the level playing field in the elections.

  • Saturday, 24 February 2024
Pre-poll survey war in Odisha leaves voters baffled
Pre-poll survey war in Odisha leaves voters baffled

While some agencies have claimed in their surveys that the Opposition BJP will clinch 20 out of 21 Lok Sabha seats in the State, few others see ruling BJD garnering 18 seats. Voters in the State seem baffled.

  • Friday, 23 February 2024
 Election Commission
Lok Sabha elections 2024: Poll schedule likely to be out on March 13-14

As such, the model code of conduct (MCC) will come into effect after the ECI makes the announcement.

  • Friday, 23 February 2024
BMC Commissioner Vijay Amruta Kulange
Elections 2024: Political posters, banners to be removed from Bhubaneswar

The BMC has decided to do so under the guidelines of the Election Commission of India (ECI).

  • Friday, 23 February 2024
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