Tag: Hemanand Biswal

Selection of Congress candidate for Bijepur bypoll rigged internally?

Bhubaneswar: In what could come as a startling revelation, Senior Congress Leader Hemanand Biswal brought allegations that the candidate selection process was rigged internally leading to a disastrous performance by the party in the recently-concluded Bijepur bypoll. We had suggested Ripunath Seth’s name as candidate for Bijepur bypoll. But at the AICC level several senior […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Is 70 the new voluntary retirement age in politics in Odisha?

Bhubaneswar: A day after senior Congress leader Narasingha Mishra announced that he will not contest 2019 elections citing that it is not justified after the age of 70; former Chief Minister Hemanand Biswal too echoed similar views on Friday. Throwing weight behind Mishra’s proposal, Biswal, who will be 80 years old in 2019, too announced […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Cong MP Hemananda not to contest LS polls

Bhubaneswar: Protesting against the method used for candidate selection by the party, Congress veteran and sitting MP from Sundergarh Lok Sabha constituency Hemananda Biswal today announced he would not contest polls. “I have already apprised the party high command and others involved in selection of candidates in the state about my decision. I was not […]

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
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Giridhar Gamang to head Cong manifesto panel in Odisha

With Odisha having Assembly polls along with the Lok Sabha elections, Congress on Wednesday constituted a 29-member Manifesto Committee under former Chief Minister Giridhar Gamang

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
Op-Ed: A Test of Mettle For Patnaik

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Chief minister, Naveen Patnaik came to power in the state for the first time in 2000 riding an anti-Congress wave. People were angry with the Congress for a number of reasons, the foremost being its terrible mismanagement of the situation arising out of the super-cyclone in 1999. It had left behind […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Op-Ed: Congress Leaders Fight As The Party Sinks Deeper Into Crisis

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The Congress just refuses to learn from its mistakes in Odisha. Party leaders, who apparently cannot survive without the prop of Gandhi family, have shown a similar tendency even at the national level. But Odisha is perhaps the worst example of country’s oldest party turning a blind eye to the need […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021