Tag: Odisha Polls

BJP in Odisha Elections 2019
Is BJD getting jittery with party-hopping ahead of elections?

Bhubaneswar: Already finding it difficult to recuperate from the sudden blow Jay Panda gave it by joining the saffron party, the BJD in the State seems to have again suffered a setback as one of its former senior leaders today party-hopped and joined the BJP. Babu Singh, the former BJD Bhubaneswar district unit working president, […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Naveen Patnaik
Op-Ed: Why containing rebels won’t be easy for Naveen this time

When the BJP and the Congress open their doors to defectors from other parties ahead of the elections, it is hardly surprising. After all, both these parties have been in doldrums in the state for far too long – the former since 2009, when BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik left it high and dry with his […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
elections 2019
Op-Ed: Poll Rhetoric Set To Get More Acerbic In The State

Bhubaneswar: Announcement of the poll schedule by the Election Commission has set the political temperature soaring in the state. With the Commission staggering the polls and Odisha set to vote in four phases stretching from April 11 to April 29, one can expect a long and acrimonious campaign. The escalating war of words between Naveen […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Elections 2019: Congress releases 1st phase candidate list for 6 LS, 36 Assembly seats

Bhubaneswar: After days of speculations, the All India Congress Committee (AICC) has finally declared its 1st phase list of candidates for the upcoming general elections in Odisha. Names of candidates for 6 Lok Sabha and 36 Assembly segments of the State were released by the party through a notification late Monday night, hours after the […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Elections 2019- Niranjan Patnaik Vs Badri Patra
Race For Ghasipura: Niranjan accepts Badri’s challenge!

Bhubaneswar: Odisha minister and BJD’s Ghasipura Assembly candidate Badri Narayan Patra is likely to see a tough fight in the 2019 elections, as OPCC chief Niranjan Patnaik has reportedly accepted his challenge to contest from Ghasipura. Patnaik said that he will fight from Ghasipura if All India Congress Committee (AICC) gives a go ahead. Taking […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Congress in doldrums
Op-Ed: Congress in Doldrums

Bhubaneswar: Congress seems to have shot itself in the foot in Odisha. The main opposition party of the state, which has ruled Odisha for the longest period, seems to be conceding political space to the BJP which is fast emerging as the main rival of ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in these elections. Ironically the […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
BJP Prakash Mishra targets Odisha, BJD government
Voters in Odisha disgusted with BJD: Ex-DGP & BJP LS candidate Prakash Mishra

Cuttack: After filing nomination papers from the Cuttack Lok Sabha constituency Wednesday, BJP candidate and former Odisha DGP Prakash Chandra Mishra took a dig at the Biju Janata Dal and its leaders alleging that they have been neglecting the problems of the people in all those years of their rule. Mishra said people of Odisha […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
EC squad restricts road show of BJD Sundergarh LS candidate Sunita Biswal

Sundergarh: The Static Surveillance Squad of Election Commission today restricted BJD Sundergarh Lok Sabha candidate Sunita Biswal’s road show near Purunapani under Nuagaon block in the district on charges of not obtaining prior permission from the competent authority. As per reports, Biswal was scheduled to attend public meetings and road shows at various places of […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Odisha elections 2019: Shyam Babu Subudhi
Octogenarian Shyam Babu Subudhi Fighting 33rd Elections And Still Counting!

Berhampur: A hope to end corruption has made him so focused that even after attaining the age of 84, he still stands tall and undeterred with a pledge to resolve his people’s issues, holding a small cricket bat in his hand. Meet Dr Shyam Babu Subudhi from Berhampur who has contested Lok Sabha, Assembly and […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
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 […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
BJD president & CM Naveen to campaign in Sundergarh today

Sundergarh: BJD president and CM Naveen Patnaik will visit Sundergarh today to attend multiple roadshows and public rallies as part of his party’s election campaign in the segment today which will go to polls in the second phase. According to the itinerary, Patnaik will kick off the campaign with a public meeting at Hemgiri area […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Glitches in EVMs delay polling in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Voting in some polling booths in Odisha got delayed following technical glitches in the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) on Thursday. The second phase of polling is being held for five Lok Sabha and 35 Assembly seats in the state. In Sundergarh, technical glitches were reported in the EVMs in several booths in Talsara Assembly constituency […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Rajnath Singh lambasts Naveen for not implementing Ayushman Bharat Yojana

Jajpur: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh came down heavily on BJD president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today for not implementing Ayushman Bharat Yojana in Odisha. Addressing a poll meeting in Bari of Jajpur district today, Rajnath said that while the Ayushman Bharat Yojana has been implemented by other states of the country, people […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021