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Tag: Leader Of Opposition

School Fee Issue: ‘There Seems To Be A Tacit Understanding Between Govt & Private Schools’

Bhubaneswar: A day after Odisha Government admitted in the Orissa High Court that it has no control over the fee structure policies of private schools, Leader of Opposition in the State Assembly, Pradipta Naik on Friday slammed the State government for its stand. Alleging that there is tacit understanding between the Odisha government and private […]

Odisha Speaker Calls All Party Meet On Nov 18 Ahead Of Winter Session

Bhubaneswar: The Speaker of the Odisha Legislative Assembly has called an all-party meet on November 18 ahead of the Winter Session to ensure smooth functioning of the House. Speaker Surya Narayan Patro will discuss subjects regarding Question Hour, Starred Questions and seek opinions of other members on the matter. Notably, starred questions were not taken […]

Odisha Assembly Adjourned To Avoid Discussion On Yes Bank: Opposition

Bhubaneswar: Leader of Opposition in Odisha Assembly, Pradipta Naik today slammed the Odisha government over premature adjournment of the Budget session of the Assembly. The speaker had adjourned the Assembly yesterday citing precautionary measure in view of Coronavirus outbreak. Targeting State government over the issue of depositing Srimandir funds in crisis-torn Yes Bank, Naik said, […]

Lady PEO Smitarani Was Murdered, Reiterates BJP Demanding CBI Probe

Bhubaneswar: Expressing discontent over the ongoing probe into the mysterious death of lady Panchayat Executive Officer (PEO) Smitarani Biswal of Haridaspur in Jajpur district, BJP on Saturday reiterated its demand for a CBI probe. Terming it as a pre-planned murder, Leader of Opposition Pradipta Naik today trained guns on the chairperson of the State Commission […]

Congress Moves Privilege Notice Against Odisha Minister & LoP Over 'Contradictory' Remarks

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Congress on Thursday served a privilege notice against Food Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister R P Swain and Leader of Opposition Pradipta Kumar Naik over “contradictory” statements on the supply of kerosene. Congress Legislature Party Leader Narasingha Mishra, while serving the notice, said the minister claimed that the Centre had reduced the […]

Opposition grills Naveen-govt over job crisis in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Opposition parties- BJP & Congress today grilled the State government over the latter’s failure to address the rising unemployment issue in Odisha. Leader of Opposition & senior BJP MLA Pradipta Naik presented a report in the assembly claiming that in 2007-08, Odisha had 1.14 crore migrant labourers, out of which around 10 lakh […]

BJP MLA Jayanarayan Mishra expresses disappointment over denial of LoP post

Bhubaneswar: Sambalpur BJP MLA Jayanarayan Mishra today openly expressed his displeasure against party’s top leadership questioning its decision of denying him the post of Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Odisha Assembly. Mishra claimed that even though his other elected colleagues wanted him to see as the LoP, BJP’s central leadership chose Pradipta Naik as […]

Congress won't stake claim for LoP in Lok Sabha

New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday said that it will not formally stake claim for the post of Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Lok Sabha as it is two seats short of the required number of 54. The party also said that Rahul Gandhi will continue to be the Congress President. According to the […]

Ready to be Congress leader in Lok Sabha: Tharoor

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has said that he is ready to take the responsibility of the Leader of the Congress party in the Lok Sabha if party offers him the job. “If offered, I am ready to be the Congress Lok Sabha leader,” Tharoor, elected for a third consecutive term as a […]

Ruckus continues in Odisha Assembly for third day

Bhubaneswar: The third day of Odisha Assembly started on a stormy note today with BJP members creating ruckus inside the House alleging unholy nexus between Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Leader of Opposition (LoP) Narasingha Mishra. Following the pandemonium, Speaker Pradeep Amat adjourned the House till 3 pm today and has reportedly convened an […]

Harassment to Jadhav's kin an insult to India: Azad

New Delhi: Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday condemned the manner in which Kulbhushan Jadav’s wife and mother were “harassed and treated” by the Pakistani government and said it was an insult to the nation. He said his party would like to discuss and express its displeasure on the floor […]

Nitish used me as pawn to join BJP: Tejashwi

Patna: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, who on Friday took over as Leader of Opposition in the Bihar Assembly, accused Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of using him as a pawn to go over to the BJP. “You (Nitish Kumar) used me as a pawn to go over to the BJP. You have gone from saying ‘He […]

SOA students stir: Edu minister, LoP call for action against culprits

Bhubaneswar: Students who are agitating against the fake placement issue at SOA University have received support of the state government and the Opposition as well. While Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra today said he would raise the issue in the Assembly, Higher Education Minister Ananta Das said the government will take action against culprits. Opposition […]

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Opposition targets Government for amending Zilla Parishad Rules

Bhubaneswar: The opposition has targeted the State Government over amendment in Odisha Zilla Parishad Election Rules-1994. Leader of Opposition, Narasingha Mishra, raising this topic in the Odisha Assembly yesterday alleged, the government has amended the Zilla Parishad Election Rules in favour of the ruling party. LoP Mishra termed it as illegal and therefore demanded that […]

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State to introduce Odisha Land Grabbing (Prohibition) Bill again in assembly

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Land Grabbing (Prohibition) Bill will be presented again in the assembly informed Revenue Minister Bijayshree Routray yesterday after discussion on the expenditure budget of his department. As per the bill land grabbing will become a “cognizable” offence. Introduced in the house in 2015, the bill had been sent for assent of the […]

Will resign if CM proves 35 per cent land is irrigated in Bolangir: LoP

Bhubaneswar: Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra on Wednesday dared Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to prove him wrong while saying the State government has not been able to provide irrigation to 35 per cent agricultural land in Bolangir district. “If the Chief Minister proves that 35 per cent land is irrigated in the district, I will […]

Assembly Ruckus
PM's statement triggers protest in Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Assembly today witnessed a protest against Narendra Modi’s alleged “anti-Odisha” remark with Congress questioning Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s silence on the issue and ruling BJD demanding an apology from the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister’s remark on Odisha’s poverty at an election rally in Uttar Pradesh continued to rock the Assembly for the […]

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Budget session of Odisha Assembly likely to be stormy

Bhubaneswar: The budget session of Odisha Assembly beginning tomorrow is most likely to be stormy. Though the Opposition Congress and BJP have formulated strategies to corner the government on a host of major issues, their common agenda will be the gross irregularities by the ruling BJD in the Panchayat polls which concluded today. “There has […]

Odisha to move SC if Centre is averse to formation of tribunal

Bhubaneswar: A day after filing a complaint petition before the Water Resources ministry for seeking formation of a tribunal to resolve the ongoing row between Odisha and Chhattisgarh government on sharing of Mahanadi water, the ruling BJD today said it would move the Supreme Court if the Centre shows its unwillingness for formation of the […]

Cong urges Prez to stop Chhattisgarh’s Mahanadi projects

New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Congress legislature party met the President, Pranab Mukherjee today and urged him to ask the central government to stop all ongoing contentious projects on the upper catchment areas of Mahanadi River till the dispute between Chhattisgarh and Odisha is resolved. Apprising the President that the Chhattisgarh government is illegally building […]

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Mahanadi issue: Cong team to meet President today

Bhubaneswar: With no resolution to the Mahanadi water dispute in sight, the ball has now been thrown into President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s court. While the ruling BJD has sought the intervention of the Prime Minister, the Congress led by Opposition leader Narsingh Mishra will meet the President of India today to […]

Mahanadi issue: Cong team to meet President tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: With no resolution to the Mahanadi water dispute in sight, the ball has now been thrown into President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s court. While the ruling BJD has sought the intervention of the Prime Minister, the Congress led by Opposition leader Narsingh Mishra will meet the President of India tomorrow to […]

Monsoon session of Odisha Assembly likely to be stormy

Bhubaneswar: The monsoon session of the Odisha Assembly scheduled to begin tomorrow is most likely to be stormy. While the Opposition Congress and BJP will try to corner the government over the issues like the Mahanadi, Polavaram, Kandhamal firing, Nagada deaths, the ruling BJD has also prepared itself to counter the opposition onslaught. “The Congress […]

How beneficial is Mahaprayana scheme to the poor?

Though the Odisha government had launched Mahaprayana scheme on August 25 to provide vehicles to poor family members to carry the dead bodies of their near and dear ones who die in hospitals to their homes free of cost a day after the heart wrenching incident in which a poor man of Melhghar village of Kalahandi district had carried the body of his wife from the district headquarters hospital, the guidelines of the scheme tell a different story

Govt doing petty politics on Mahanadi: Congress

Bhubaneswar: The Congress today alleged that the Odisha government is doing petty politics on the Mahanadi issue. Briefing media persons here today, leader of the Opposition Narasingh Mishra said all political parties in Odisha, except the ruling BJD, are strongly opposed to the construction of projects in the upper reaches of Mahanadi by the Chhattisgarh […]

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Mahanadi row: LoP urges CM to attend all-party meet, again

Bhubaneswar: Undeterred by the lack of response to his two earlier letters on the matter, Leader of the Opposition (LoP) Narasingh Mishra has again urged chief minister Naveen Patnaik to attend an all-party meeting convened by him tomorrow to discuss the ongoing row between Odisha and Chhattisgarh over construction of barrages and dams on the […]

Govt sitting on PMO letter asking for action on mining, coal scams: LoP

Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra on Saturday alleged that a letter written by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) seven months back asking the Chief Secretary of Odisha to take action on the alleged chit-fund and coal block scams in the State had been suppressed by the state government

House adjourned till tomorrow; LoP alleges BJD bears grudge against him

The Odisha Assembly was today adjourned till Thursday after Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra expressed his resentment in the House over Minister Arun Sahoo’s remarks against him, which was followed by Opposition ruckus over a BJD legislator’s statement