Tag: General Elections 2024

BJD's factional feud in Balasore assuming serious proportions!
BJD's factional feud in Balasore assuming serious proportions!

In Nilagiri, the BJD stands divided into two camps as sitting MLA Sukant Nayak quit the BJP and joined the BJD. However, BJD leader Santosh Khatua, who has long been looking after the party organisation with the hope of a party ticket in the 2024 elections, has become belligerent. 

  • Saturday, 13 April 2024
BJP’s Kendrapara LS candidate Baijayant Panda intensifies campaigning, slams Odisha govt over labour migration
BJP’s Kendrapara LS candidate Baijayant Panda intensifies campaigning, slams Odisha govt over labour migration

The BJP stalwart addressed a public meeting at Tikanpur under the Patkura Assembly seat. The party’s MLA candidate for the Patkura Assembly seat, Tejeswar Parida was present at the meeting.  Both the leaders also took out a rally in the area and interacted with the people.  

  • Saturday, 13 April 2024
BJD hijacked by officer in Chief Minister's Office: Odisha BJP 
BJD hijacked by officer in Chief Minister's Office: Odisha BJP 

Without taking BJD leader VK Pandian’s name, Odisha BJP Vice President, Biranchi Tripathy on Saturday took a swipe at the ruling BJD saying the party has been hijacked by an officer in the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO).  

  • Saturday, 13 April 2024
Odisha Elections 2024
BJD scouts for Ollywood stars for campaigning after 4 superstars desert party

The ruling BJD seems to have lost its charm after popular cine actors- Akashdas Nayak, Sidhant Mohapatra, Arindam Roy and Anubhav Mohanty quit the party and joined the BJP ahead of the crucial 2024 elections in Odisha.

  • Friday, 12 April 2024
Odisha Elections 2024
Is BJD heavyweight Prasanna Acharya reluctant to contest from Sambalpur Assembly seat?

Acharya has now been pitted against BJP heavyweight and Leader of Opposition (LoP) Jayanarayan Mishra. It is speculated that Acharya was more keen to contest from Rairakhol Assembly seat.

  • Friday, 12 April 2024
BJP Moves CEO Against BJD
BJD workers engaged for Mo School review works in 93 blocks, alleges BJP before Odisha CEO

BJP spokesperson Satyabrat Panda said that the Election Commission of India (ECI) had recently transferred eight senior officials. Despite this, the government hasn't learnt a lesson.

  • Friday, 12 April 2024
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
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