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Odisha elections 2024: What the crowd turnout at PM Modi & CM Naveen's roadshows indicating
Odisha elections 2024: What the crowd turnout at PM Modi & CM Naveen's roadshows indicating

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent roadshow saw massive turnout, while Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s events had noticeably thinner crowds. This shift suggests rising popularity for Modi and a waning interest in Patnaik.

  • Thursday, 23 May 2024
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik held hostage, should be freed: BJP
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik held hostage, should be freed: BJP

BJP leader Samir Mohanty claimed that Odisha's CM Naveen Patnaik is being held hostage, citing suspicious AI-generated videos featuring Patnaik. He also expressed concerns over 'bureaucratic control over governance.'

  • Thursday, 23 May 2024
Cash seized from BJD MLA candidate’s wife in Odisha 
Cash seized from BJD MLA candidate’s wife in Odisha 

Just before the third phase polling in Odisha, Rs 84,000 was seized from the vehicle of Sabitri Sethi, wife of BJD's MLA candidate Anandapur Assembly seat, Abhimanyu Sethi.

  • Thursday, 23 May 2024
BJP moves CEO alleging MCC violation by BJD in Sambalpur, seeks action  
BJP moves CEO alleging MCC violation by BJD in Sambalpur, seeks action  

The BJP has lodged a complaint with the Odisha CEO against BJD's Pranab Prakash Das for alleged MCC violations in Sambalpur.

  • Thursday, 23 May 2024
CM Naveen could not prove his allegations: BJP’s Aparajita Sarangi 
CM Naveen could not prove his allegations: BJP’s Aparajita Sarangi 

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate for the Bhubaneswar Lok Sabha seat, Aparajita Sarangi targeted Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday again, saying, "The Chief Minister could not furnish evidence on the allegations brought against me over developmental works in Bhubaneswar.”

  • Thursday, 23 May 2024
Odisha Elections 2024
Odisha people have decided to give rest to Naveen Babu: JP Nadda

BJP National President JP Nadda claimed that the people of Odisha are set to elect BJP for all 21 Lok Sabha seats and expressed their desire for a change from Naveen Patnaik's leadership. He highlighted Modi's contributions to development and tribal welfare, criticized the BJD government's neglect of tribals and the poor, and questioned the governance model under current leadership, emphasizing the need for local leadership in state governance.

  • Thursday, 23 May 2024
Odisha Elections 2024
Naveen Patnaik in hostage situation; there will be no BJD after poll results: Assam CM in Odisha

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma claims that Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik is held hostage by VK Pandian, leading to a loss of autonomous governance in Odisha. Sarma predicts the dissolution of BJD post-election as leaders with self-respect will likely join BJP.

  • Thursday, 23 May 2024
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Odisha Elections 2024: Ghasipura Assembly candidate’s supporter attacked in Keonjhar in pre-poll violence

A supporter of independent candidate Soumya Ranjan Patnaik was allegedly attacked by BJD workers at Ghasipura Assembly constituency in Keonjhar.

  • Thursday, 23 May 2024
BJP to form government in Odisha: Baijayant Panda at Mahila Samavesh in Kendrapara
BJP to form government in Odisha: Baijayant Panda at Mahila Samavesh in Kendrapara

BJP's National Vice President Baijayant Panda and candidate for Kendrapara Lok Sabha seat, announced at a Mahila Samavesh that the BJP is set to form the government in Odisha with an 'Odia Pua' as Chief Minister. He criticized the current state government and echoed Narendra Modi's statement regarding the impending end of the BJD's tenure.

  • Wednesday, 22 May 2024
Odisha Elections 2024: CM Naveen Patnaik holds roadshow in Bhubaneswar
Odisha Elections 2024: CM Naveen Patnaik holds roadshow in Bhubaneswar

Aboard a special bus, the Chief Minister exhorted people to vote for the party candidates. 

  • Wednesday, 22 May 2024
Why is Odisha CM Naveen silent on BJP’s prickly questions?
Why is Odisha CM Naveen silent on BJP’s prickly questions?

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik has remained silent amid escalating attacks from BJP leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, who questioned his governance on several scams and mismanagement. The BJP has promised transformative changes if elected, while BJD maintains a strategic silence, raising public suspicion.

  • Wednesday, 22 May 2024
Naveen Patnaik-Aparajita Sarangi spat intensifies 
Naveen Patnaik-Aparajita Sarangi spat intensifies 

A war of words has escalated between Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and BJP MP Aparajita Sarangi over developmental issues in Bhubaneswar. While Patnaik has criticized Sarangi for obstructing projects, Sarangi has challenged him to a public debate on the matter.

  • Wednesday, 22 May 2024
It's time for BJD government to go: Arun Govil
It's time for BJD government to go: Arun Govil

Arun Govil, the veteran actor famous for playing Lord Ram in the mega serial Ramayan and now a BJP candidate in the Meerut LS seat, campaigned in Odisha, asserting that it's time for the BJD government to go. Amid positive sentiments for the BJP, he appealed to the people to vote for the candidates supporting Ram Rajya.

  • Wednesday, 22 May 2024
Odisha Elections 2024
Is it AI-generated? BJP questions CM Naveen Patnaik’s short videos

The BJP has questioned the authenticity of short videos released by BJD, suggesting they might be AI-generated and not actually from CM Naveen Patnaik due to his health issues. BJP leader Samir Mohanty highlighted discrepancies between Patnaik's public speeches and these videos, raising concerns about transparency and governance.

  • Wednesday, 22 May 2024
Odisha Elections 2024
‘CM Naveen abducted; people should oppose move to make Pandian CM’: Union Minister Giriraj Singh

He (Naveen) comes, speaks for two minutes and goes back. Hence to protect Odia Asmita, we will form a new government in the state, said the Union Minister

  • Wednesday, 22 May 2024
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