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Tag: Narasingha Mishra

Elections 2019: BJP hopes 'high' as Bolangir votes for stable Centre

Bolangir: The western Odisha district of Bolangir, known for intense temperatures in summer, will witness an intense fight between BJD and BJP in the 2019 polls on April 18,  though presence of Congress in the poll fray will make it a triangular fight. While Sangeeta Singh Deo, wife of senior BJP leader K V Singhdeo, […]

'Dynasty' still rules supreme in Odisha politics!

Bhubaneswar: Even as dynasty is an antithesis to democracy, tentacles of dynasty seem taking strong root in State politics. The politics of dynasty is now ruling supreme in Odisha elections 2019, and State Congress so far appears to hold the  banner of ‘dynastic politics’ in the State. This sounds ironical when State Congress in a […]

Political ‘hues’ add on to Holi colours this election season

Bhubaneswar: Holi holds a special significance for politicians. But this year’s Holi proved a perfect ambience for politicians of all hues in State to give a kick start to the poll campaign of their respective parties ahead of the crucial 2019 elections. Odisha Congress workers were more enthusiastic this year. It seems the pep-up has […]

LoP Narasingha Mishra lambasts BJD over Mahanadi & Polavaram Row

Bhubaneswar: Leader of Opposition and senior Congress leader Narasingha Mishra has lambasted the BJD-led Odisha government alleging that it was never concerned to stop the construction of Polavaram project in Andhra Pradesh and the barrages on the upper stream of Mahanadi river in Chhattisgarh, which is why the government has failed to stop the projects. […]

Naveen-Narasingha ‘secret’ deal brings alive memories of Bhupinder’s 2014 act

Bhubaneswar: Just ahead of the 2014 general polls, the then Congress stalwart and Leader of Opposition (LoP) Bhupinder Singh left the party mid-way and joined the BJD giving an unexpected blow to the party. Five years later, with a few months to go for the 2019 elections, speculations are rife that Congress will again witness […]

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 […]

BJP up in arms demanding Odisha govt to cut taxes on fuel

Bhubaneswar: After Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley declared a cut of Rs 2.50/ltr on petrol and diesel yesterday, members of Odisha BJP today staged protest by burning the effigy of CM Naveen Patnaik and demanded that the state government should reduce taxes on fuel to provide further relief to consumers. “We demand that the state […]

Elections 2019: Congress chalks out strategies to corner BJP, BJD

Bhubaneswar: With speculations of early polls rife after Election Commission started trainings on poll management for government officials, the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) on Sunday held its legislature party meeting at the residence of Opposition leader Narasingha Mishra to chalk out strategies for the upcoming general elections. In the meeting, the Congress leaders discussed […]

BJD MP targets LoP over delay in formal opening of Bolangir Medical College

Bolangir: Days after the Medical Council of India (MCI) granted permission to start admission into the MBBS course for the 2018-19 academic session in the long awaited Bolangir Medical College and Hospital (MCH), BJD MP Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo targeted local MLA and Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra for the delay in formal opening of […]

Row in Odisha Assembly over Lokayukta continues

Bhubaneswar: The Opposition parties on Friday once again created ruckus in Odisha Assembly over the delay in appointment of Lokayukta and alleged that the State government has filed a false affidavit in the Supreme Court. Leader of Opposition (LoP) Narasingha Mishra today once again lashed out at the ruling-BJD government accusing it of filing false […]

Opposition hounds Odisha govt over Lokayukta appointment delay

Bhubaneswar: Even after four years of enactment of the Lokayukta Act, the delay in appointment of the Lokayukta has drawn the ire of opposition who continue to disrupt the proceedings in the Odisha Assembly. After repeated adjournments of Odisha Assembly amid ruckus by Congress and BJP MLAs over the issue in the past three days, […]

OTV’s 8th Annual Convention – Foresight 2018 concludes

Bhubaneswar: The Eighth edition of Odisha Television Limited’s annual convention, ‘Foresight 2018’ saw several brainstorming sessions and discussions on topics relevant in the present social, economical, cultural and political situation in the State and country. The first session was graced by Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmer Welfare Gajendra Singh Sekhawat. The minister […]

Bijepur bypoll echoes in Puri as Narasingha Mishra takes up cash for votes issue

Puri: Raising the issue of cash-for-votes,  Congress leader and Leader of OpppostionNarasingha Mishra on Sunday said crores of rupees have been spent while each voter has been offered Rs 5,000 in Bijepur byelection. “We have got Rs 5000 per vote. How much you will offer? A voter asked me during campaigning in Bijepur. If one […]

Are these leaders cosying up to BJD?

Bhubaneswar: After Senior Congress Leader Narasingha Mishra’s meeting with CM Naveen Patnaik in Delhi created some flutter, reports are doing the rounds that president of Ama Odisha Party, Soumya Ranjan Patnaik also met the BJD president, triggering speculations that these two stalwarts of Odisha politics could have some role to play in the ruling party […]

Narasingha Mishra clears air on meeting with CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: While speculations were rife about a secret political alliance after a meeting between Chief Minister & BJD president Naveen Patnaik and Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra, the latter today clarified that the meeting was to seek cooperation from the Opposition party for the smooth conduct of the upcoming Hockey World Cup which will […]

Congress has lost Opposition party status in Odisha: Narasingha Mishra

Bhubaneswar: Senior Congress leader Narasingha Mishra today stated the party has lost the Opposition status following the Orissa High Court order disqualifying party’s Sundergarh legislator Jogesh Singh on grounds of submitting fake caste certificate while filing nomination for the 2014 Assembly Elections. “For the Opposition party tag, a political party needs one tenth of total […]

BJD willing, Mahanadi verdict could tilt in Odisha's favour: Narasingha Mishra

Bhubaneswar: Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra today said the State would be able to protect the interest of its people in the Mahanadi water sharing dispute with Chhattisgarh if it shows sincerity in pursuing the matter. “If the case is presented before the apex court properly by an experienced lawyer, the judgement could tilt in […]

BJD is doing politics on Polavaram: Narasingha Mishra

  Bhubaneswar: The BJD led Odisha government is trying to find an ‘escape route’ on Polavaram, alleged leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra on Saturday. The remarks came a day after Telangana announced support to Odisha’s stand on the Polavaram project which is being carried out unilaterally by neighbouring Andhra Pradesh. Mishra alleged that Odisha government […]

BJD drops hint of alliance with Congress to counter ‘communal’ BJP

Bhubaneswar: BJD vice president and Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout created a flutter today saying his party is ready for an alliance with Congress to counter BJP. “Congress is the main opposition party; if the national party joins us to counter BJP’s communal agenda, we will help it,” said Rout. Non-BJP forces should work together above […]

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 […]

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Bahinipati threatens to bash officials to uproot ‘PC’ culture

Bhubaneswar: With the support of the BJP, the Opposition Congress today grilled the government in Assembly over growing collection of ‘PC’ in State even as Opposition chief whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati threatened to follow ‘assault formula’ to stop the practice. “Collection of ‘PC’ is rampant in the Third Floor (read Secretariat). So, the officials there […]

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Narasingha-Rahul meet flares up talks on change of guard in OPCC

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Buzz on change of guard in the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) intensified today after Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra met Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi. Though there is no official confirmation yet, Narasingha and Rahul are believed to have discussed the possible changes in OPCC keeping in view the […]

Opposition slams Odisha government over poor healthcare

Bhubaneswar: Delivery of healthcare services both in rural and urban areas is in a shambles, alleged Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra. Mishra’s statements came after a pregnant woman was shifted to a hospital on a ‘bamboo raft’ owing to floods in Kalyansinghpur block in Rayagada district here on Friday. The shocking visual of the woman […]

Senior Congress leaders hold closed-door meeting at LoP’s residence

Bhubaneswar: A closed-door meeting of senior Congress leaders was held at the official residence of Leader of Opposition (LoP) Narasingha Mishra here on Sunday. Veteran Congress leader Niranjan Patnaik, Opposition Chief Whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati, legislators Naba Kishore Das, Anshuman Mohanty, Prafulla Majhi and Devendra Sharma were among the few who attended the meeting. Jharsuguda […]

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Salary withheld: Balangir Collector’s orders for absentees

Balangir: In what can be called as a stern move, Balangir district Collector issued instruction to hold back a day’s salary of district officials who were absent in the monsoon preparatory meeting held here today. “An order has been issued against the officials for their break-in-service as they were absent without permission,” informed Balangir Collector […]

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 […]

Narasingha Mishra demands CB probe on Patrapur gangrape
Narasingha Mishra demands CB probe into Patrapur gangrape

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly saw regular adjournments today amid ruckus created by opposition in connection with the Ganjam’s district Patrapur gangrape case. Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra repeated his demand of a Crime Branch probe into the incident. Mishra termed it as a shameful incident for whole country. He said such an incident would have rocked […]

Assembly adopts resolution to hike Paddy MSP
Assembly adopts resolution to hike Paddy MSP

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly today unanimously adopted a resolution recommending the state government to urge the Centre to increase the MSP of common paddy to Rs 2930 per quintal. The House supported the resolution moved by Agriculture Minister Pradeep Kumar Maharathy and said the farmers should get appropriate price for paddy. The Minimum Support Price […]

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MSP issue likely to rock Odisha Assembly Session

Bhubaneswar: The demand for raising Minimum Support Price (MSP) of paddy is likely to rock the Odisha Assembly again. As the issue is still to be discussed in the House, the Opposition may demand a discussion on it today. According to sources, Business Advisory Committee of the House is to finalize a date for discussion […]

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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 […]

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BJP’s KV raises disrespect to Tricolour issue in Assembly

Bhubaneswar: BJP legislature party leader KV Singh Deo today alleged in the State Assembly the Tricolour has been insulted by hoisting the national flag on the left side of a vehicle used by a minister. However, later it was found the vehicle regarding which the BJP LP leader was talking about is being used by […]

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LoP demands censure motion against Modi

Bhubaneswar: Even as the Annual Budget for the financial year 2017-18 was scheduled to be presented in the State Assembly today, the house saw commotion with Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra demanding censure motion against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks on poverty in Odisha. The discussions on the budget went well during the […]

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BJP alleges discrepancy in panchayat poll results

Bhubaneswar: Amid fresh allegations and counter allegations of forgery in counting and discrepancy in the declaration of the three-tier panchayat poll results, the BJP today has alleged that the ruling BJD has snatched away 34 Zilla Parishad zones from the former. Demanding suspension of an Election Officer, alleging him of felicitating the victory of a […]

Governor’s speech disappointing: Narasingha Mishra

Bhubaneswar: In the face of Congress’ worst electoral defeat in a decade in Odisha, the party on Wednesday alleged that the governor’s inaugural speech in the State Assembly was discouraging. Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra said, “It is unfortunate that the governor didn’t mention anything about the law and order situation during the recently concluded […]

Congress blasts Modi govt over demonetisation

Bhubaneswar: In a show of strength, Congress party leaders including former Home Minister Shivraj Patil today held a demonstration in front of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) office in Bhubaneswar protesting against demonetisation and alleged that the poor and middle class sections of the society are worst-hit even after 70 days of the note […]

Mahanadi issue: PMO receives CLP memorandum from Rashtrapati Bhawan

Bhubaneswar: The memorandum submitted by the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) led by its president and the Leader of Opposition Narasingh Mishra to the President of India on the ongoing Mahanadi row in New Delhi a fortnight ago, has been referred to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). Informing this to the media here today, Mishra said […]

Niranjan’s meeting with Narasingha sets tongues wagging

Bhubaneswar: After the Congress legislators met party President Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi recently setting off a rumour regarding removal of Prasad Harichandan as the PCC chief, a meeting of Niranjan Patnaik and some senior Congress leaders with Opposition leader Narasingha Mishra at the latter’s residence here today set tongues wagging […]

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Resignation is rumour, says Oppn leader

New Delhi: Leader of Opposition Narasingh Mishra came out with a clear stand on Monday after meeting Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi here that he has not resigned from the post. “I have not tendered my resignation. It is all a rumour”, Mishra said after meeting the party’s heir apparent at the latter’s residence this morning. […]