Tag: General Elections 2024

'Dhoti is our swabhiman not lungi:' BJP, BJD face off in Odisha 
'Dhoti is our swabhiman not lungi:' BJP, BJD face off in Odisha 

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's sudden sartorial leaning towards the lungi, that too before the elections, triggered reactions from BJP leaders on social media, who questioned the motive citing Odia culture, pride and tradition. 

  • Wednesday, 24 April 2024
People will give befitting reply to BJD this time: BJP's LS candidate Jay Panda in Mahanga
People will give befitting reply to BJD this time: BJP's LS candidate Jay Panda in Mahanga

The BJP stalwart said, "The people have enthusiasm for the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Such huge support indicates that they want to see Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister for the third time. They want a double-engine government in Odisha.”

  • Wednesday, 24 April 2024
Odisha Elections 2024: CM Naveen Patnaik kick-starts campaigning from Hinjili 
Odisha Elections 2024: CM Naveen Patnaik kick-starts campaigning from Hinjili 

Launching a salvo at the opposition parties, the Chief Minister, said, “They are maligning the state government. No one has ever been successful by opposing development. The people of Odisha have come to know the true nature of the opposition parties.”

  • Wednesday, 24 April 2024
BJP Brings Chargesheet Against BJD
20 issues highlighted by BJP in chargesheet against BJD-led Odisha government

The BJP has issued a chargesheet against the BJD-led government in Odisha, citing various governance failures and corruption allegations ahead of the 2024 elections. Key issues include an electricity pricing scandal, high crime rates against women, cultural heritage destruction, healthcare collapse, and exploitation of farmers and youth.

  • Wednesday, 24 April 2024
Sofia Firdous to contest from Cuttack seat?
Will Mohammad Moquim’s daughter Sofia Firdous contest from Barabati-Cuttack Assembly seat?

Another senior Congress leader said that Sofia is not a new candidate, rather she was involved since 2014 and campaigned for her father in 2019 as well.

  • Wednesday, 24 April 2024
Odisha Elections 2024: BJP Releases Chargesheet Against BJD
BJP brings chargesheet against ruling BJD; ‘Odisha providing power to Tamil Nadu at lower rates, charging own consumers more’

The BJP has issued a 'chargesheet' against the BJD, accusing it of misgovernance during its 25-year tenure in Odisha. Key issues raised include corruption, insufficient welfare measures, and lack of employment. The BJP aims to challenge the BJD in the upcoming 2024 elections, highlighting failures in agriculture and women's safety.

  • Wednesday, 24 April 2024
Royal families in fray for Assembly and Lok Sabha polls in Odisha
Odisha Elections 2024: Meet members of Royal families in fray for Assembly and Lok Sabha polls

Many members of royal families are also in the fray for the upcoming General Elections in Odisha.

  • Wednesday, 24 April 2024
BJD tense as discontent grows in Barchana and Sambalpur
BJD tense as discontent grows in Barchana and Sambalpur

A meeting of the party was held at Sankha Bhawan where Amar Satpathy was absent. Jajpur MP, party’s district observer, and ticket aspirants like Rajnarayan Mohapatra and Janmejaya Lenka attended the meeting which was reportedly called to placate the dissent. 

  • Tuesday, 23 April 2024
Politics on ‘lungi’ heats up in Odisha: Clad in lungis, BJD leaders hold press meet to counter Union
Politics on ‘lungi’ heats up in Odisha: Clad in lungis, BJD leaders hold press meet to counter Union Minister

BJD’s press meet was reportedly aimed at Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan for his ‘alleged jibe’ at the Chief Minister & BJD president Naveen Patnaik, who was seen in a lungi in a video appeal to voters.  

  • Tuesday, 23 April 2024
Odisha Elections 2024: Heat wave throws spanner in campaigning 
Odisha Elections 2024: Heat wave throws spanner in campaigning 

Recently in Puri, BJD’s MP candidate, Arup Patnaik was canvassing for votes at Pipili, when he fainted. Patnaik was immediately hospitalised and recovered later. 

  • Tuesday, 23 April 2024
Major setback to BJD; nearly 8,000 workers join BJP in Odisha's Khallikote
Major setback to BJD; nearly 8,000 workers join BJP in Odisha's Khallikote

Responding to the call of samiti member of Kanchana panchayat, Chitrasen Ghose, over 8,000 BJD workers including sarpanchs of five panchayats joined the BJP.

  • Tuesday, 23 April 2024
General Elections 2024: BJP releases 40-member star campaigner list for Odisha
General Elections 2024: BJP releases 40-member star campaigner list for Odisha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP National President JP Nadda, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, UP CM Yogi Adityanath, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma, MP CM Mohan Yadav, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and party’s National Vice President Baijayant Panda among other prominent leaders were included in the list.

  • Tuesday, 23 April 2024
Odisha Elections 2024
Jay Panda attends BJP’s workers’ conference in Mahakalapada; says Odisha people want Modi as PM again & double-engine govt

Jay Panda took out a massive rally in Mahakalapada from Angulai. The rally covered a distance of 20 kms across seven panchayats and villages.

  • Tuesday, 23 April 2024
Odisha Elections 2024: Niyamgiri Dongrias boycott polls demanding basic facilities, withdrawal of cases 
Odisha Elections 2024: Niyamgiri Dongrias boycott polls demanding basic facilities, withdrawal of cases 

Expressing his unhappiness over various issues, Krushna Sikaka, a local resident said, "Maoist-related false cases are registered against the Dongrias. Hence, we are being harassed. Such cases should be withdrawn.”

  • Tuesday, 23 April 2024
Congress MLA Mohammed Moquim
Mohammad Moquim gets ‘Supreme’ relief in ORHDC case; can he contest from Barabati-Cuttack seat?

The Supreme Court granted bail to Mohammad Moquim, a senior Congress leader involved in the ORHDC loan fraud case. This development is crucial as he contemplates contesting the upcoming 2024 elections from Barabati-Cuttack, a seat he previously won.

  • Tuesday, 23 April 2024
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