• Friday, September 22, 2023
  • India
  • Translate to Odia
  • OTV Facebook
  • OTV Twitter
  • OTV Instagram
  • OTV LinkedIn
  • OTV Telegram
  • Koo App
  • OTV Youtube

Topic result for lok-sabha

Rahul scared of losing Amethi Lok Sabha seat: BJP

Bengaluru: With pressure building on Congress President Rahul Gandhi to contest from a southern seat, tentatively in Karnataka, other than his traditional stronghold Amethi, BJP on Saturday mocked the Gandhi scion for fearing a loss from the family borough in Uttar Pradesh. “If Rahul contests from anywhere in the south, it will indicate the fall […]

Resentment in BJD over Kandhamal LS ticket to Achyuta Samanta

Bhubaneswar: Since the announcement of its candidates for the first and second phase general elections in Odisha, resentment continues to surface within the ruling-BJD camp with workers and leaders of the party unit protesting candidature of Achyuta Samanta in Kandhamal Lok Sabha segment. Hundreds of leaders and party workers staged demonstration at Biju Patnaik chhak […]

BJP Releases 2nd List: Not PM Modi, Sambit Patra To Contest From Puri

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Putting an end to speculations over Prime Minister Narendra Modi contesting from Puri Lok Sabha constituency in the upcoming general polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday night announced party national spokesperson Sambit Patra as its candidate for the Puri parliamentary constituency. Moments after the party’s Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting concluded late […]

BJP Salepur candidate Prakash Behera hits campaign trail

Salepur: After being nominated as BJP candidate from Salepur Assembly constituency, senior leader Prakash Behera today launched his poll campaign along with the party’s national vice president and Kendrapara Lok Sabha candidate Baijayant Panda. Behera took out a big rally along with Panda and party workers in the Salepur constituency after offering prayers at the […]

Delay in naming BJP candidates for Cuttack, Kandhamal LS seats leaves tongues wagging

Bhubaneswar: At a time when poll fever is at its zenith, the State unit of BJP might have pulled ahead of its rivals in candidate announcement, but delay in allotment of tickets in key Lok Sabha constituencies like Cuttack and Kandhamal is creating lot of speculations. While the saffron party has named candidates for 15 […]

Congress fields Karti from TN, changes Maha candidate

New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday released its ninth list of 10 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, including Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, from Sivaganga constituency in Tamil Nadu. It also changed a candidate in Maharashtra about whom local workers had reportedly complained to state unit President Ashok Chavan […]

Filing of nominations for first phase LS polls to end today

New Delhi: Filing of nominations for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections will end by today. 91 constituencies spread over 20 states and union territories will go to polls in this phase on 11th April. Elections will be held for 25 Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh, and 17 in Telangana in the first […]

Over 200 farmers file nominations in Nizamabad LS seat

Hyderabad: Over 200 farmers have filed nominations in Nizamabad Lok Sabha constituency in Telangana to protest the failure of the state and Central governments to ensure better remunerative process for their produce. Chief Minister and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) President K. Chandrashekhar Rao’s daughter K. Kavitha is seeking re-election from the seat. On the last […]

Op-Ed: Let Expediency Rule, This Is Election Time!

Bhubaneswar: This is election time, the season of defections. Political loyalties become conveniently fickle at this time and expediency invariably gets precedence over principles. What else can explain former minister, Damodar Rout, a lifelong critic of BJP, entering the poll fray on the lotus symbol. This is going to be his last hurrah or sigh […]

Op-Ed: Major parties pay lip service to women's cause

Bhubaneswar: Pradesh Mahila Congress chief, Sumitra Jena has vociferously complained about inadequate representation to women in the distribution of party tickets. The first list of the party for the Lok Sabha did not have the name of any woman which was in sharp contrast to Biju Janata Dal (BJD) which fielded three women for Lok […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
  • BJD
BJD harps on new faces for Lok Sabha; Arup Patnaik to take on Aparajita in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced names of party candidates for nine Lok Sabha constituencies, which included seven new faces. Announcing the list of candidates at Naveen Niwas, Patnaik said IPS officer and former Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Mohan Patnaik will be contesting the polls from Bhubaneswar Lok Sabha seat. Arup […]

Madhuri Dixit clears air on contesting Lok Sabha elections

Mumbai: Clearing the air on her entry into politics, the flamboyant actress of the 90s, Madhuri Dixit Nene, has said that she is not contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. “It is just a rumour. I am not contesting for any political party. I think I have already cleared the air on that matter,” Madhuri […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
  • BJP
Congress targets former bureaucrat & BJD's Sambalpur LS candidate Nalini Pradhan

Sambalpur: The Congress party today raised questions over BJD ticket to former Works department secretary Nalini Kant Pradhan for Sambalpur Lok Sabha constituency. Addressing a presser, Congress Media Cell Chairman Satya Prakash Nayak alleged that Pradhan’s selection proves how the bureaucrat extended undue favours to the BJD. Nayak also alleged that Pradhan worked more for […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
  • BJD
Why shouldn't Modi get credit for Balakot strike, asks Rajnath

Ahmedabad: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Saturday asked if former prime minister Indira Gandhi can be credited for dividing Pakistan, why shouldn’t Prime Minister Narendra Modi get the credit for the Balakot air strike. Singh was addressing a rally here in support of BJP president Amit Shah, who will file his nomination from Gandhinagar Lok […]

'Naveen's women empowerment talk reeks of duplicity'

Bhubaneswar: Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan today termed BJD president and Chief minister Naveen Patnaik’s assertion on women empowerment as mere double talk, especially when BJD chief had allotted ticket to a person who shielded an accused involved in Pipili minor girl rape incident. “Hearing you sermonizing on women empowerment reeks of duplicity. The memory of […]

Relief for BJD's Sambalpur LS candidate Nalini Pradhan

Sambalpur: Candidature of BJD’s Lok Sabha candidate from Sambalpur, Nalinikanta Pradhan has been declared valid, informed Returning Officer and Sambalpur Collector today. However, the BJP has expressed resentment over the decision and has threatened to move the High Court. BJP candidate Nitesh Ganga Deb has alleged that the hearing on the matter was done illegally. […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
  • BJD
Congress expels two rebel candidates in Karnataka

Bengaluru: The Congress on Saturday expelled two party members for contesting against official candidates it fielded jointly with ruling coalition partner Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) in two Karnataka Lok Sabha seats. “Rebel candidates Amrith Shenoy and Shanul Haq have been expelled from the party for contesting against official candidates in Udupi-Chickmagalur and Bidar parliamentary seats,” Congress […]

Worth the whistle! LS candidate in Odisha blows whistle to connect with voters

Keonjhar: In a unique election campaign, an independent candidate from the Keonjhar Lok Sabha constituency in Odisha, is drawing some attention by blowing whistle to connect with voters. Sudarshan Lohar who is contesting as an independent candidate from Keonjhar Lok Sabha constituency has gone for the whistle as his election symbol and he his making […]

63% polling in 8 UP Lok Sabha seats

Lucknow: Eight Lok Sabha constituencies in western Uttar Pradesh recorded an average voter turnout of 63 per cent till 6.p.m, according to the chief electoral officer. The percentage turnout is expected to increase further since voters were still in queue when the figures last came in. According to chief electoral officer Venkateshwar Lu, the highest […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
  • EVM
58% polling in Uttarakhand's 5 LS seats

Dehradun: At least 58 per cent of Uttarakhand’s 78.56 lakh voters cast their votes to seal the fate of 52 candidates in the fray for the hill state’s five Lok Sabha constituencies where the battle was mainly between archrivals BJP and Congress. Medium to brisk polling was recorded in most polling booths in all five […]