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Odisha Elections 2024
BJD moves Odisha CEO against BJP's Prashant Jagdev; Chilika MLA clarifies

The BJD alleged that the Chilika MLA got angry after a few youths asked some questions. In its complaint, the BJD also alleged that Prashant Jagdev threatened Police after the journalist lodged FIR against him.

  • Friday, 12 April 2024
Odisha Elections 2024: INDIA bloc to leave Jagatsinghpur LS seat for CPI 
Odisha Elections 2024: INDIA bloc to leave Jagatsinghpur LS seat for CPI 

After holding a meeting with Odisha Congress president Sarat Pattanayak, veteran CPI leader Ramakrushna Panda informed the media about the decision.  

  • Thursday, 11 April 2024
BJP takes hatred-for-Sambalpur jibe at BJD after Prasanna Acharya’s nomination  
BJP takes hatred-for-Sambalpur jibe at BJD after Prasanna Acharya’s nomination  

Soon after the announcement of BJD leader Prasanna Acharya's name for Sambalpur Assembly seat, BJP leader and candidate for the same seat said the former's selection reflects BJD's hatred towards Sambalpur.

  • Thursday, 11 April 2024
BJP in Odisha promises Rs 1K monthly allowance to women if voted to power 
BJP in Odisha promises Rs 1K monthly allowance to women if voted to power 

The promise is said to be a strategy of the BJP to chip away into the women vote bank of the BJD under its Shakti Vandana programme, as a similar promise has handed out electoral dividends to the party in the recently-concluded Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

  • Thursday, 11 April 2024
Odisha Elections 2024: Stage set for pitched battle in Dhamnagar!
Odisha Elections 2024: Stage set for pitched battle in Dhamnagar!

Dhamanagr Assembly constituency is going to witness a high octane fight with the BJP fielding Suryavansi Suraj and the BJD nominating Dr Sanjay Das.

  • Thursday, 11 April 2024
BJD announces next list of candidates for Lok Sabha and Assembly seats
BJD announces next list of candidates for Lok Sabha and Assembly seats

BJD supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced the names of nine Assembly seats and one Lok Sabha seat on Thursday. While the ruling party has repeated candidates in five Assembly seats, sitting MLAs were dropped in four seats.

  • Thursday, 11 April 2024
'Why this Kolaveri-D??': Aparajita Sarangi targets BJD over VISION 5T blank page on govt portal 
'Why this Kolaveri-D??': Aparajita Sarangi targets BJD over VISION 5T blank page on govt portal 

The Bharatiya Janata Party targets the Biju Janata Dal over VISION 5T page going blank.

  • Thursday, 11 April 2024
Worried over infighting, BJD on toes to end factionalism
Worried over infighting, BJD on toes to end factionalism

As for the Puri Assembly segment, there are two warring factions – one led by Rajya Sabha MP Subhasish Khuntia and the other led by MLA candidate Sunil Mohanty, son of former Speaker and BJD stalwart, late Maheswar Mohanty. 

  • Thursday, 11 April 2024
CM’s claim to make Odisha a trillion-dollar economy, a pipedream: BJP 
CM’s claim to make Odisha a trillion-dollar economy, a pipedream: BJP 

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ridiculed Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s announcement to make Odisha a trillion-dollar economy.  

  • Thursday, 11 April 2024
Hundreds of BJD workers of Ganjam join BJP
Hundreds of BJD workers of Ganjam join BJP

Over 300 BJD workers of Khallikote and Kabisuryanagar, owing allegiance to Deo, joined the BJP in the presence of the party’s state unit president Manmohan Samal, Berhampur MP candidate Pradeep Panigrahi and Aska MP candidate Anita Subhadarshini at the BJP office in Bhubaneswar.   

  • Wednesday, 10 April 2024
Odisha Elections 2024: Parties dithering on candidates for Khordha, Begunia and Chilika
Odisha Elections 2024: Parties dithering on candidates for Khordha, Begunia and Chilika

Begunia and Khordha Assembly segments come under the Bhubaneswar Lok Sabha constituency where all three parties are yet to announce their candidates. The delay in picking up candidates has left the electorate confused.

  • Wednesday, 10 April 2024
Still with BJP and ready for elections: Ex-Union Minister Dilip Ray 
Still with BJP and ready for elections: Ex-Union Minister Dilip Ray 

Dilip Ray told the media, "No leader of Odisha has been received by people like I was received here. I am really emotional over such a warm welcome. The people have handed me victory even without contesting elections.”

  • Wednesday, 10 April 2024
Odisha Elections 2024
Will BJD’s strategy to swap home turfs of leaders boomerang?

In Salipur, the supporters of Prakash Behera said that they would have joined the BJD if the party had fielded him from his own constituency instead of the Barabati-Cuttack Seat.

  • Wednesday, 10 April 2024
BJD leaders from Bhubaneswar Central meet BJP MP candidate Aparajita Sarangi
BJD leaders from Bhubaneswar Central meet BJP MP candidate Aparajita Sarangi

Things took a new twist on Tuesday when 11 former corporators of the Amaresh camp met BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate & sitting Bhubaneswar MP, Aparajita Sarangi and held discussions with her.

  • Wednesday, 10 April 2024
Odisha Elections 2024
CM Naveen Patnaik should retire if unable to run govt, says BJP’s Debasis Nayak; BJD responds

BJP will win all the 21 Lok Sabha seats and there will be a double-engine government in Odisha, Nayak said adding that the BJD was playing and the party was keen for a coalition with the BJP.

  • Wednesday, 10 April 2024
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