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Odisha’s political atmosphere charged ahead of Amit Shah’s 2-day visit 
Odisha’s political atmosphere charged ahead of Amit Shah’s 2-day visit 

Meanwhile, a war of posters has already begun between the saffron and conch parties.

Violation Of Bureaucratic ‘Laxman Rekha’: BJP Condemns Babus' Meet With Naveen After Urban Poll Win
Violation Of Bureaucratic ‘Laxman Rekha’: BJP Condemns Babus' Meet With Naveen After Urban Poll Win

A day after several senior administrative officials of the State government machinery called on Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to extend congratulations over BJD's landslide victory in the urban local body elections, the Odisha unit of BJP on Monday lashed out at the State's top bureaucracy and accused it of tarnishing the image of civil service ethics and code.

Will JMM-Congress Win In Jharkhand Impact Odisha Politics?

Bhubaneswar: The victory of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), the party which was often seen confined to and dependent on its tribal vote bank in Jharkhand, seems to have created fissures in the ‘invincible’ BJP pastures in the Hindi-belt. While JMM successfully maintained coalition with Congress and outsmart the saffron party plans, the regional party’s triumph […]

BJD's Focus On Western Odisha: CM Naveen To Visit Sundergarh Tomorrow, Cong To Observe 'Dhoka Divas'

Bhubaneswar: The BJD seems to be properly aligning all its stars in the firmament to strengthen its support base in western Odisha as after Kalahandi, the ruling party in the State is all set to organise a mega event in Sundergarh district. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will visit Rourkela tomorrow and lay foundation stone […]

Former Balasore MLA Jeeban Pradip Das joins BJP
Odisha: Former Balasore MLA Jeeban Pradip Das joins BJP

Balasore: Former MLA from Balasore, Jeeban Pradip Das, who was suspended from the BJD in November last year, has joined the BJP on Thursday in presence of Union Minister and local MP Pratap Chandra Sarangi here at party office. The move is a home-coming for Das who had earlier deserted the BJP and joined the […]

  • Tuesday, 06 Apr 2021
  • BJD
Odisha Politics May Witness A Race To Woo Women Voters In 2024

Bhubaneswar: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that women were BJP’s ‘silent voters and they helped NDA retain power in Bihar, the Odisha unit of the party seems to be planning to woo women voters as part of its strategy for 2024 general elections in the State. For the ruling BJD in Odisha, […]

Odisha Politics Heats Up After Widespread MNREGA Corruption Allegations

Bhubaneswar: Amid the toll of COVID pandemic on employment sector, rural unskilled labourers, who should be the biggest beneficiaries of the MNREGA, are now staring at an uncertain future due to alleged corruption in the National employment scheme of the government. A special investigative report by OTV has brought widespread irregularities in MNREGA into limelight […]

CPI(M) not to take part in Odisha RS polls to jeopardise Cong prospects

Bhubaneswar: The CPI(M) on Monday said its lone MLA in the Odisha Assembly will not participate in the ensuing Rajya Sabha elections, jeopardising Congress’s prospects. The party took the decision at its State Council Meeting presided over by its member Jagannath Mishra. Also Read: Odisha Rajya Sabha Polls: EC Sets Ball Rolling, Naveen Going To […]

Congress Slams BJD, Jibes ‘Why To Fear When People Are With You’

Bhubaneswar: While claiming that the BJP and the BJD share political ties, Congress today took a jibe at the ruling party in Odisha saying “If people are with you (BJD) and they have voted you to power, there’s no need to fear or run after others.” Just ahead of Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit to […]

No Pressure Of Seat-Sharing In RS Polls: BJD

Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD in Odisha on Tuesday asserted it was not under pressure over seat-sharing for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls, even as the BJP said it will field candidates for the elections to the Upper House of Parliament. The BJD had last year supported BJP candidate Ashwini Vaishnav in the Rajya Sabha elections, […]

  • Monday, 19 Apr 2021
  • BJD
Politics Gathers Momentum In Odisha Over Caste Census

Bhubaneswar: Since the day Odisha Cabinet passed a resolution to move Centre to conduct an enumeration of socially and educationally backward classes (SEBC) and other backward castes (OBC), the issue has heated up the State politics with the Opposition accusing the government of playing caste-based political gimmick to garner votes. As per reports, the Central […]

Column: Has Pradeep Majhi Started Thinking Of Life Beyond Congress?

By Sandeep Sahu Pradeep Majhi is the last person you would expect to say the kind of things for which he has been at the centre of media attention for over 36 hours now. He is even more unlikely to stubbornly defend what he was caught saying on camera during the 12-hour Nabarangpur bandh organized […]

Ram Ravan Odisha politics
Odisha Politicians Hurl Ram-Ravan Jibe At Each Other

Bhubaneswar: A day ahead of the Ravan Podi Utsav, Senior Congress MLA Sura Routray today came up with the star cast of his version of Ramayana and said that every political party is Odisha has Ravans, the ‘demon’ king of Lanka. While Congress Chief Niranjan Patnaik happens to be the Lord Ram in Routray’s Ramayana, […]

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Column: Dam Babu, in search of relevance, eh!

By Raja Mohanty Great! Once again, we heard Dr. Damodar Rout, crying rather stating softly, ‘no more interested’ in electoral politics. Really! But, he will be with the people and continue to serve them. Oh, once again the same old quote from a seasoned politician, who is in his twilight zone. But, this is the […]

Sonia Gandhi, Naveen Patnaik, JP Nadda To Campaign In Bijepur Bypoll

Bhubaneswar: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, BJD president Naveen Patnaik, BJP working president JP Nadda and Union Ministers Smriti Irani, Dharmendra Pradhan will campaign for their party candidates in the Bijepur Assembly by-election. The BJD, Congress and BJP submitted names of 40-star campaigners of their parties at the office of the […]

Column: The Age Debate Goes On

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Should there be an age limit for contesting elections? This question has been asked innumerable times in the past. In fact, it comes up every time a 70 plus or so politician decides to contest an election. This question has also been posed to politicians in our state. Asked about it […]

Three-Time Odisha MLA Prafulla Majhi Is Back As Doctor!

Sundergarh: After some years of successful tryst in politics, three-time Congress MLA from Talsara Assembly segment in Sundergarh district, Dr Prafulla Majhi is now on a different mission. An active political leader a few months ago, Majhi is now seen serving people as a doctor. According to sources, Majhi has been appointed by Sundergarh district […]

BJD nominates Rajanikant Singh as deputy speaker

Bhubaneswar: The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Friday nominated Angul MLA Rajanikant Singh as deputy speaker of Odisha legislative assembly. Singh, a former minister and four-time MLA, will contest as BJD candidate for the deputy speaker of 16th Odisha legislative assembly. This was informed in a press statement by BJD general secretary Bijay Kumar […]

Op-Ed: The Decline of Congress

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Congress in Odisha seems to have gone from bad to worse. The party, which ruled the state for the longest period, has lost its main opposition party tag to the BJP with its assembly tally getting reduced to nine from 16 in 2014. The victory of its candidate in the Koraput […]

Op-Ed: BJP Must Break BJD’s Stranglehold On the Coast
Op-Ed: BJP Must Break BJD’s Stranglehold On the Coast

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: With five out of BJP’s eight Lok Sabha seats coming from western Odisha it is clear that the party’s growth in the state has been lopsided. While it has strengthened itself further in the western belt, its traditional stronghold, it has not been able to make any significant inroads into the […]