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‘Odia pride’ a major poll plank in 2024 Odisha elections!
‘Odia pride’ a major poll plank in 2024 Odisha elections!

Former Berhampur MP and BJP leader, Sidhant Mohapatra had targeted the BJD government and the Chief Minister on the same issue on April 4. “If I am unable to speak Odia or I have no love and care for my mother tongue, then how I could protect my Odia Asmita and swabhiman?” he had asked.

  • Saturday, 06 April 2024
Senior leader Raghunath Mohanty quits BJP
Senior leader Raghunath Mohanty quits BJP

Mohanty was elected from the Basta Assembly seat five times in a row since 1990 and was a minister holding several portfolios like Parliamentary Affairs, Steel, Industries and Mines, Panchayatiraj, Law, Urban Development and Information and Technology in the Naveen Patnaik government.

  • Saturday, 06 April 2024
Congress alleges MCC violation by Odisha minister in Kendrapara
Congress alleges MCC violation by Odisha minister in Kendrapara

Former Congress MLA, Devendra Sharma brought the allegation against the incumbent MLA, saying that the BJD leader, who is the minister in the government, held a procession without permission from the State Electoral Officer.

  • Saturday, 06 April 2024
2024 Elections
‘Odia pride’ to be BJP’s issue for 2024 elections, says party’s Cuttack LS candidate Bhartruhari Mahtab

BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate from Cuttack Bhartruhari Mahtab on Saturday stated that the Odia pride will certainly be a key agenda of the party for the upcoming elections.

  • Saturday, 06 April 2024
Lobby for Korei ticket intensifies amid Das vs Gharai family legacy fight? 
Lobby for Korei ticket intensifies amid Das vs Gharai family legacy fight? 

The Biju Janta Dal (BJD) turncoat Akash Das Nayak has been nominated by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) while the BJD and the Congress are still brainstorming to find their best candidates for the seat. 

  • Friday, 05 April 2024
Odisha Elections 2024: High-voltage clash in Bolangir Sadar Assembly seat! 
Odisha Elections 2024: High-voltage clash in Bolangir Sadar Assembly seat! 

For Bolangir Sadar Assembly seat, Congress leader Narasingha Mishra's son Samarendra Mishra and BJD leader Ananga Udaya Singh Deo’s son Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo are locking horns on Congress and BJD tickets respectively. 

  • Friday, 05 April 2024
Poll Code Violation: Odisha BJP moves CEO against 'govt employees campaigning for BJD leaders' 
Poll Code Violation: Odisha BJP moves CEO against 'govt employees campaigning for BJD leaders' 

Alleging government employees are working for BJD's party programmes, the state unit of BJP moved the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), demanding action.

  • Friday, 05 April 2024
2024 Elections
Odisha Elections 2024: BJD releases 3rd list of candidates for Assembly seats

While announcing the names of candidates, Patnaik said that Sudarshan Haripal has been named BJD candidate for Rengali Assembly constituency.

  • Friday, 05 April 2024
Odisha Elections 2024: Is BJD caught in internecine war in Bhubaneswar? 
Odisha Elections 2024: Is BJD caught in internecine war in Bhubaneswar? 

After being denied tickets, rebels have come out in the open and announced to fight polls as independents. Amid all this, party supremo and top leaders are scratching their heads on how to manage the rebels. 

  • Thursday, 04 April 2024
Odisha Elections 2024: Family members to lock horns in these seats 
Odisha Elections 2024: Family members to lock horns in these seats 

In Chikiti, the political fight is not only between Chintamani Dyan Samantaray’s family and the royal family but within the Chintamani family itself.

  • Thursday, 04 April 2024
Odisha Elections 2024: Actress Jhilik in race for BJD ticket from Korei? 
Odisha Elections 2024: Actress Jhilik in race for BJD ticket from Korei? 

If Jhilik is fielded by the BJD in the Korei seat, she will lock horns with actor-turned-politician Akash Das Nayak, who has been fielded by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). 

  • Thursday, 04 April 2024
Odisha Elections 2024: Bapi Sarkhel quits Congress, says ‘not interested in ticket’ 
Odisha Elections 2024: Bapi Sarkhel quits Congress, says ‘not interested in ticket’ 

Sarkhel said, "I have resigned from Congress this morning. I had distanced myself from the party. Now I want to focus on serving the labourers and the trade unions” 

  • Thursday, 04 April 2024
No democracy & principles in BJD: Ex-deputy Speaker Ramchandra Panda after quitting party
No democracy & principles in BJD: Ex-deputy Speaker Ramchandra Panda after quitting party

He said, "I was not allowed to take part in party meetings. I was keen to contest for the Lok Sabha seat. I felt the party just wanted to bind me by keeping me in a position."

  • Thursday, 04 April 2024
BJD's Bhubaneswar Ekamra ticket aspirant vows to fight poll as Independent 
BJD's Bhubaneswar Ekamra ticket aspirant vows to fight poll as Independent 

The BJD has repeated MLA Ashok Panda in the seat where Mahasupakar had been lobbying for a ticket this time. 

  • Wednesday, 03 April 2024
Denied ticket, Soro MLA Parshuram Dhada, Ex-Phulbani MLA Debendra Kanhar resign from BJD
Denied ticket, Soro MLA Parshuram Dhada, Ex-Phulbani MLA Debendra Kanhar resign from BJD

The Soro MLA was denied a BJD ticket this time and the party fielded Madhav Dhada in his place. Parshuram sent his resignation to the BJD president, alleging, “…for the last one year or so, some intermediary executives misreported the facts and did not render due support. Despite that, I had been putting in my efforts with due sincerity.”  

  • Wednesday, 03 April 2024
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