Tag: Nda

Republic TV survey predicts BJP to gain in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The NDA will gain 12 seats while the BJD seats will drop to 8 vs 20 in 2014 in Odisha if elections are held today, as per a poll survey conducted by Republic TV. The national approval ratings conducted by the channel with the help of C Voter said that BJP will gain by 39.0% […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
BJD launches statewide dharna to press for paddy MSP hike

Bhubaneswar: The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Monday intensified its ongoing agitation against Centre for rejecting Odisha’s demand for increasing the paddy minimum support price (MSP). The leaders and activists of the party today staged dharna in 17 districts including Bargarh, Boudh, Sonepur, Deogarh, Kalahandi, Koraput as part of their State-wide agitation against the […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Decision soon on allowing girl students at Sainik schools, NDA

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The government is likely to come up with the decision to allow girl students to study at Sainik schools and girl cadets at the National Defence Academy (NDA) soon. While speaking during the Question Hour last week, the Minister of State for Defence Subhash Ramrao Bhamre told the Lok Sabha that there is […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Opp vice presidential candidate Gandhi to meet BJD MPs today

New Delhi: The Opposition Vice presidential candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi is scheduled to meet BJD MPs in New Delhi today. Gandhi will meet the BJD MPs at 9 am and seek their vote during the vice presidential poll. Earlier, BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik had announced the party’s support to the Opposition vice presidential candidate Gandhi whereas […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
BJD rules out return to NDA, to fight alone

Bhubaneswar: After high drama in Bihar politics as Nitish Kumar returned to the NDA fold, the BJD on Thursday strongly denied rise of such situation in Odisha and ruled out any possible alliance with its former ally ahead of the 2019 polls. Senior Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader and Panchayati Raj Minister Pradip Maharathy said […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Presidential Election: No chance of cross-voting by BJD, says Naveen

Bhubaneswar:  Clearing the air on upcoming Presidential polls, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday categorically ruled out possibilities of ‘cross voting’ by any leaders from his Biju Janata Dal (BJD). The statements of Patnaik came after his meeting with National Democratic Alliance (NDA’s) Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind at Bhubaneswar. Patnaik’s statements assume significance as […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Presidential nominee Ram Nath in Bhubaneswar, meets BJD MPs, MLAs

Bhubaneswar: NDA’s presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind along with Union Health Minister JP Nadda today met BJD legislators and MPs at the State Assembly conference hall for around one hour. Kovind also addressed the BJD MLAs and MPs after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s short speech. Before the meeting started, Patnaik, Kovind and Nadda raised hands […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
BJD MLAs, MPs to attend meeting with Ramnath Kovind tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: Ruling BJD has asked its legislators and MPs to remain present at the State Assembly conference hall at 11 am tomorrow for a meeting with NDA’s presidential candidate Ramnath Kovind, informed the party’s spokesperson Samir Das today. Das further stated as BJD has announced its support to Kovind, the MLAs and MPs should be […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Mahatab questions BJD’s support to NDA's presidential nominee

Bhubaneswar: Questioning BJD’s support to BJP nominee Ram Nath Kovind for President, the party MP Bhartruhari Mahatab on Sunday said Naveen Patnaik should have waited till UPA’s declaration of its candidate. In his editorial ‘President Election- Dalit vs Dalit’, Mahatab once again rattled the BJD and expressed displeasure over the party’s decision to support Kovind. […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Dilip Ray
I trust judiciary, political rivalry behind coal block case, says Dilip Ray

Bhubaneswar: Stating the charges framed by the Special CBI court against him in the Brahmadihi coal block allotment case today as an outcome of political vendetta by the Congress-led UPA government, Rourkela BJP legislator Dilip Ray stated he has complete faith in the country’s legal system and urged for a speedy trial in the court. […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Jaitley’s lunch with Naveen irks Congress

Bhubaneswar: Just five days after the Amit Shah’s speech in Bhubaneswar slamming the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government on a host of issues, the camaraderie between Union Finance minister Arun Jaitley and the chief minister during the former’s visit to the Make in Odisha conclave has sparked speculations over the BJP-BJD relationship. Though this has left […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
BJP’s ‘Vikas Utsav’ today in Berhampur

Berhampur: The BJP will hold its ‘Vikas Utsav’ in Berhampur on Tuesday for which preparations are in full swing to make it successful.

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
No chance of an alliance with BJD: Dharmendra Pradhan

He is already being talked about as the future Chief Minister of Odisha. As the NDA government completes two years in office, he has been rated among the five best performing ministers in the Narendra Modi government. But with an eye on the future, Dharmendra Pradhan has not restricted himself to the affairs of his ministry – at least not in Odisha. He has intervened in every major issue in the state – whether it is jaundice deaths in Burla or the repair of the Jagamohan in the Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri, frequently earning the wrath of the BJD government in the state. In this exclusive interview with Shubhankar Behera of odishatv.in, Pradhan talks about a range of issues: the results of the latest round of Assembly elections, the prospects for his party in the state in the near future, speculation about his Chief Ministerial ambition, the affairs of his ministry and much more

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Highest-ever drought aid sanctioned to Odisha: Union minister

Bhubaneswar: Union minister of state for Agriculture Mohanbhai Kundaria on Thursday claimed that the BJP-led NDA government had sanctioned the highest-ever drought assistance to Odisha as compared to previous governments at the Centre. “The state government had submitted a memorandum seeking about Rs 2200 crore for drought assistance and the Centre has sanctioned Rs 815 […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Dilip Ray sees conspiracy behind court summons

Hours after a Special CBI court in Delhi summoned Dilip Ray, former Union Minister of State for Coal, in connection with a coal block allocation case during the erstwhile NDA government in 1999, the BJP MLA from Rourkela smelt a political conspiracy behind the development

  • Monday, 19 July 2021