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Tag: Odisha Elections

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Video of man influencing voters inside polling booth goes viral

Bhawanipatna: A video of a man persuading voters inside booth no-69 of Khariar Assembly constituency in Kalahandi to cast their votes in favour of a particular political party during the first phase polls on April 11 has now gone viral on social media. Soon after the video surfaced, BJP candidate Ritarani Bagarti expressed doubts over […]

Odisha BJP targets BJD
Scared of Modi wave, Naveen & Co. resorting to violence: Odisha BJP

Bhubaneswar: State BJP vice president Samir Mohanty today slammed BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik and his leaders for the incidents of violence reported from several constituencies during the first phase polls yesterday. Mohanty claimed that the BJD, apprehensive of losing out in the 2019 elections, is resorting to violence in an attempt to suppress the Modi […]

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'Naxals' detain motorboats to cut-off connectivity during polls in Odisha

Malkangiri: In a bid to derail elections in the cut-off areas of Naxal-infested Malkangiri, as many as four motorboats were allegedly detained by Maoists to snap off connectivity in the region. The boats were released today along with the employees after being detained for a period of 2 days. According to sources, the four motorboats, […]

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Op-Ed: For Them Democracy Is Stymied By Their Circumstances

Bhubaneswar: Elections in a democratic country like India are about people exercising their franchise freely. This pre-supposes an atmosphere in which people, cutting across classes, do not find their freedom curbed by restrictive circumstances. This implies, among other things, freedom from hunger and guaranteed employment. Our democracy is yet to become mature enough to guarantee […]

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Odisha gears up for first phase elections; polling parties reach booths

Bhubaneswar: With 4 Lok Sabha & 28 Assembly constituencies of Odisha going to polls tomorrow, the polling parties have started arriving at their designated booths with their voting equipment. The Election Commission has made extensive arrangements for polling scheduled to be held in four Lok Sabha constituencies- Kalahandi, Nabarangapur, Berhampur and Koraput and the 28 […]

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Fight over KALIA: BJP hits out at Naveen govt, calls it a ‘propagandist scheme’

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today came down on Odisha government for blaming it over stalling of Kalia fund disbursements. Alleging that the much touted scheme is a ‘propagandist’ scheme of Naveen government to fool people, Union Minister Dharmedra Pradhan said the scheme will prove a bane for the BJD government. Answering media on […]

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Odisha Mahila Congress chief Sumitra Jena quits party

Bhubaneswar: Rising dissidence within the Odisha Congress is not only putting it in a continuous disarray but has also dealt a huge setback to the party as Mahila Pradesh Congress president Sumitra Jena today resigned from the primary membership of the party and quit her post citing indifference with the State party leadership. Coming down […]

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Ex-BJD corporators' press meet against Aparajita Sarangi turns into blooper

Bhubaneswar: Five former women corporators of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) had to face embarassment after they were unable to provide any data in connection with the allegations they brought against BJP candidate from Bhubaneswar parliamentary constituency and former IAS officer Aparajita Sarangi. The former corporators of the ruling BJD, in a presser on Sunday had […]

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BJP declares 3 LS, 11 Assembly candidates for Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday announced candidates for three Lok Sabha seats and eleven assembly seats in Odisha. The list has some surprises. While BJP has fielded yesteryear ollywood actress Aparajita Mohanty from Bhubaneswar North, the party has made veteran leader Bijoy Mahapatra its nominee from Patkura in Kendrapara. Bijoy had fought […]

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Commissionerate Police gears up to regulate poll conduct

Bhubaneswar: As electoral race heats up in Odisha with all political parties battling out against each other to win people’s mandate, the police have also geared up to ensure regulation of model code of conduct for the upcoming elections. Deputy Commissioner of Police, Bhubaneswar held a meeting with all political parties yesterday in this connection. […]

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Odisha Polls 2019: BJP pulls ahead of rivals in ticket allotment

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) might have initially delayed its ticket announcement for the upcoming polls, but the candidate selection on a war footing has helped it pull ahead of its rival parties in Odisha. With the announcement of candidates late on Friday night, the saffron party has now finalised the tickets for 15 […]

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Former Sundergarh SDC chairperson Kusum Tete quits BJD

Bhubaneswar: A day after the ruling-BJD announced Jogesh Singh as its party candidate for the upcoming general election in Sundergarh Assembly constituency, local BJD leader KusumTete resigned from the primary membership of the party today. “Party supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik granted me ticket to contest polls from Sundergarh Assembly constituency and I worked […]

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Did fear of 1995 re-run force BJD to script Naveen's Bijepur debut?

Bhubaneswar: Notwithstanding BJD’s confidence that has grown by leaps and bounds post the Bijepur by-election win, induction of  Congress strong man and sitting Jharsuguda MLA Naba Kishore Das and Sundergarh MLA Jogesh Singh into BJD, the vote trend and shares in rural polls 2017, however, are apparently dominating BJD electoral strategists’ psyche in  a big […]

EC to declare poll date in four states
EC releases Phase-1 poll notification for Odisha; specifies voting time in Maoist-prone areas

Bhubaneswar: The Election Commission today released a notification for first phase elections in Odisha beginning April 11. Four Lok Sabha and 28 Assembly constituencies in the State will go to the polls in Phase 1. Briefing mediapersons, Odisha Chief Electoral Officer Surendra Kumar said, “The Election Commission has released the notification for first phase of […]

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Bijoy keeps his cards close to chest!

Bhubaneswar: With the general elections just around the corner, as state politics continues to witness twists and turns every minute, veteran leader Bijoy Mohapatra however is yet to open his cards. Bijoy, who quit BJP on November 30 last year along with senior leader Dilip Ray, has not clarified on whether he would join any […]

Odisha elections 2019
Op-Ed: Whose manifesto is it anyway?

Bhubaneswar: Manifestoes are an integral part of elections in India. They are supposed to mirror the thinking of the political parties in the fray and their understanding of the collective aspirations of the people they seek to represent. These charter of promises are supposed to be sacrosanct, but in our country election manifestoes have become […]

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Parties trying hard to woo women voters in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: All major political parties in Odisha have pinned their hopes on women voters as they try to woo them to win the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in the state. Since women constitute about 50 per cent of the state’s population, political parties are trying hard to dole out sops to catch their attention. As […]

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Elections 2019: Odisha to go to polls in 4 phases

Bhubaneswar: Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Odisha Surendra Kumar today informed that the State will go to simultaneous polls in four phases starting April 11, 2019. The next three phases of elections will be conducted on April 18, 23 and 29. Addressing a presser in Bhubaneswar today, the CEO said that elections will be conducted […]

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List of poll candidates on social media fake: Odisha Congress

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) today clarified that list of party candidates for the upcoming elections that are being circulated on several social media platforms are fake. Odisha Congress Media Cell chief,  Satya Prakash Nayak on Thursday said that some people are circulating fake list of Congress candidates for the 21 Lok Sabha and […]

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Odisha Elections 2019: CPI to form grand alliance against ruling-BJD, BJP

Bhubaneswar: The Communist Party of India (CPI) today announced that it will form a grand alliance in Odisha by joining hands with the Congress and other regional and national political parties to fight against the ruling-BJD and the BJP. CPI general secretary D Raja today said, “At the State level, we think BJD’s politics of […]

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Amit Shah’s rescheduled Odisha visit likely on Jan 29

Bhubaneswar: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would be keen to go all guns blazing ahead of the crucial polls, as party national president Amit Shah is likely to visit Odisha on January 29, informed party spokesperson Prithviraj Harichandan today. Shah was earlier scheduled to visit the State on January 18 but it was put on hold […]

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Five lakh young voters in Odisha’s final voter list

Bhubaneswar: Preparations for the upcoming general elections have gathered momentum with publication of final electoral roll in Odisha. Chief Electoral Officer of Odisha, Surendra Kumar today informed that there are over 3.18 crore voters including 1,63, 37,310 male and 1,54,60,545 female voters, who will exercise their franchise in the upcoming polls. Addressing a presser, Kumar […]

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Modi targets Naveen over women welfare, safety in Odisha

Bhubaneswar/Baripada: The new beginning in 2019 would usher in New Odisha, is what the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is claiming ahead of the general elections. After dedicating various projects to the nation from Baripada, Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government in Odisha of being negligent towards the safety and security of […]

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Odisha to witness high-voltage drama with Modi, Naveen set to lock horns

Bhubaneswar: Day by day as we inch closer to the general elections, the political environment in Odisha seems to be getting charged with two heavyweights clashing tomorrow. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be unveiling a slew of projects in Baripada followed by a massive public rally tomorrow, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, interestingly on the […]

Elections 2019: Dharmendra-Vs-Naveen
Elections 2019: It's Dharmendra Vs Naveen in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Putting an end to all the speculations related to the Odisha BJP’s chief ministerial candidate in the upcoming general elections, Union Minister Jual Oran today said that Union Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan is the CM candidate of the party for the State. Stating that BJP’s main aim in the ensuing elections will be to […]

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