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Tag: Opposition

PM Modi
Oppn Spreading Lies About Covid And Shortage Of Vaccine: PM Modi

Prime Minister expressed concern over low rate of vaccination of frontline workers and stressed that there is no shortage of vaccine.

PM Modi
Ask Sharpest Of Questions In Parliament, But Allow Govt To Respond: PM Modi To Oppn

The prime minister said he has requested all the floor leaders to take some time out Tuesday evening when he would like to give detailed information regarding the pandemic.

Deadlock In Odisha Assembly: Speaker Calls For All-Party Meeting Once Again
No End To Impasse In Odisha Assembly As Govt, Opposition Lock Horns

Bhubaneswar: Stalemate continues in Odisha Assembly for fifth straight day due to heavy pandemonium created by both Opposition and treasury bench members. Soon after the House assembled for the day, Opposition BJP and ruling BJD members stormed into the well and created heavy noise. BJP members alleged mandi mismanagement while BJD MLAs shouted, demanding apology […]

Kendrapara Stir
Kendrapara: Opposition To Proposed Drinking Water Project Intensifies

Kendrapara: The protest against a proposed mega drinking water project on the Kharashrota river near Barigada village in the district has gathered more steam. Two days after thousands of villagers at Rajkanika formed a two kilometre long human chain to register their opposition to the proposed move by the state government on Monday, they reportedly […]

BJD's Padyatra An Attempt To Cover Up COVID19 Mismanagement In Odisha: Opposition

Bhubaneswar: Soon after the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) launched a month-long awareness padyatra on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti today, the BJP and Congress strongly criticised the move and termed it an attempt to cover up the failure and irregularities in the COVID19 management. “The Centre has allocated funds and ventilators to the State […]

Oppn Spreading 'Falsehood' About Citizenship Act: Amit Shah

Poreyahat (Jharkhand): Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday alleged that the opposition parties are spreading “falsehood” about the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) among the students. The BJP president accused the Congress, Aam Admi Party and the Trinamool Congress of “misleading” students on CAA. “Congress, AAP and the Trinamool Congress are playing vote bank politics […]

Oppn Speaking Pakistan's Language On Citizenship Bill: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday accused the opposition of speaking Pakistan’s language on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and asserted that the proposed legislation will be written in “golden letters” in history. Addressing the BJP parliamentary party meeting, Modi said the bill is as “historic” as the government’s decision to nullify Article 370, Parliamentary […]

Opposition Eyes To Corner Odisha Govt In Winter Session Of Assembly

Bhubaneswar: The winter session of Odisha Assembly is likely to begin with a stormy note from November 13 with the Opposition political parties ready to go all guns blazing at the ruling BJD over several major issues. The chief opposition, BJP has planned to raise issues including the death of lady PEO Smitarani Biswal, harassment […]

Appointment of BJD Advisors With Special Ranks Irks Opposition

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Friday conferred Minister of State (MoS), principal secretary and chief secretary ranks on the newly-appointed advisors to various key departments. A total of 11 BJD leaders were appointed as advisors last month. While the MoS status has been accorded to six department advisors, one got the rank of chief secretary […]

BJD Slammed Over Aadhaar Linking for Party Membership

Bhubaneswar: As BJD launched its membership drive at party headquarters in Bhubaneswar today, Opposition slammed the ruling party over making Aadhaar linking mandatory for such membership. While BJP accused BJD of threatening existing beneficiaries and contriving to include ineligible beneficiaries in government schemes through such Aadhaar linking exercise, Congress called it a political gimmick to […]

naveen patnaik
After Assam, Will Odisha Come Up With NRC?

Balasore/Kendrapara: Close on the heels of final list release of National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam, Opposition parties in Odisha have demanded a register of citizens to identify immigrants in the State. “All the immigrants who are residing in Odisha should be sent back to the place where they originally belong to. Naveen babu […]

Opposition Raps Odisha Govt Over Reports On Illegal Cattle Transportation

Bhubaneswar/Balasore: Alleging failure in bringing down the cases of illegal transportation of cattle in the State, the Opposition parties- BJP and Congress today launched a scathing attack on the Odisha government in the Assembly. There has been a significant rise in the number of illegal transportation of cattle through Odisha. As per reports, national highway-16 […]

KALIA Scheme A Gimmick To Garner Votes, Alleges Opposition

 Bhubaneswar: Opposition parties today targeted the Odisha government over the KALIA scheme alleging that it was rolled out only to gain political mileage ahead of elections. Questions including how beneficiaries were chosen, source of funds and how sharecroppers are being benefitted were raised during a discussion on an adjournment motion in the Odisha Assembly today. […]

286 cases of atrocity against elderly parents registered in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Members of both the Opposition and ruling party today expressed displeasure in the State Assembly over safety of senior citizens. Responding to a question by the Opposition, Social Security Minister Ashok Panda said that as many as 286 cases of atrocity against elderly parents were registered, of which verdict of 119 cases is out […]

naveen patnaik
Why BJD took u-turn on RTI amendment bill

Bhubaneswar: Despite strong opposition by its MPs in both the Houses of the Parliament, questions are being raised on what conditions Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik extended support to the Centre on the contentious RTI amendment bill. The BJD MPs, during discussion in Parliament, opposed the bill which seeks to reduce the tenure of Chief Information […]

Odisha MLAs go up in arms against Speaker

Bhubaneswar: The legislators of the ruling and Opposition parties today targeted the Assembly Speaker alleging that they were not allowed to speak during the question hour session of the Odisha Assembly today. Congress’ Jeypore MLA Tara Bahinipati and BJD MLA from Dhenkanal, Sudhir Kumar Samal, alleged that they were not given a chance to raise […]

‘Odisha Khadi board irregularities run into crores’

Bhubaneswar: The Opposition BJP today raked up the issue of alleged irregularities in Odisha Khadi and Village Industries Board (OKVIB) and said that Centre’s allocation of Rs 86 crore was misused. During the zero hour, Leader of Opposition and BJP leader Pradipta Naik alleged that there were massive irregularities in procurement and sale of Khadi […]

PM must preach his MPs before guiding Opposition: Congress

New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday responded to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s advice to the Opposition, saying his words were most of the time not implemented by his own party leaders. Stressing on the importance of an active opposition in democracy, Modi on Monday told them not to bother about their numbers and instead actively […]

Naveen Patnaik
Naveen sings new special focus state-tune; Opposition terms it stunt

Bhubaneswar: Politics intensified over the recent meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in New Delhi during which the latter demanded ‘special focus state’ status. Citing that Odisha is hit by natural calamities frequently, CM Naveen demanded that the State may be granted benefits of a special category state for […]

Congress is a sinking ship like Titanic, says PM Modi

Nanded (Maharashtra): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday compared the opposition Congress to a “sinking ship” which will take down all who are on it. “Last time (in 2014), the Congress was reduced to just 44 (Lok Sabha) seats. This time the situation is even worse. It has become like the Titanic; with each passing […]

Opposition coming together for fear of being caught for graft: Modi

Madurai (Tamil Nadu): Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Sunday that opposition parties were coming together over fear of getting caught for corruption. Modi said the Centre’s action against corruption has created a fear in the minds of people all across the country. All those who used to make money from government contracts are […]

BJP demands Surjya Patro's resignation over paddy procurement 'lapses'

Bhubaneswar: The BJP today slammed Odisha Cooperation Minister Surjya Narayan Patro, who had challenged the Opposition parties to prove the allegations that paddy is being sold at prices below the MSP in mandis. Patro had said that he will quit if the allegations are proven. Accusing Patro of hoodwinking the residents of Odisha, Odisha BJP […]

Congress alleges tender fixing in KALIA Scheme

Bhubaneswar: The BJD government has come under severe attack from the Opposition over the recently-launched KALIA scheme. The Congress today brought allegations of tender fixing in the implementation of KALIA scheme. At a presser in Bhubaneswar today, Odisha Congress media cell chief, Satya Prakash Nayak alleged that the printing of banners, posters, leaflets and stickers […]

Surjya Patro offers to quit daring Opposition to prove paddy procurement below MSP

Bhubaneswar: The State Cooperation Minister Surjya Narayan Patro challenged the Opposition to prove allegations that paddy is being procured at prices below the stipulated MSP of Rs 1750 per quintal in mandis across Odisha and said that he will quit politics if the allegations are true. Patro’s comments came during a press conference today where […]

Triple Talaq
Opposition in RS wants select committee to oversee triple talaq bill

New Delhi: Ahead of the Central government’s move to move the triple talaq bill in Rajya Sabha, the Opposition parties on Monday held a meeting and decided to demand that the bill be referred to the select committee for further deliberations. The meeting, chaired by Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad in […]

Congress on Pradeep Maharathy apology
Minister says "sorry" for his remark on acquittal of accused

Bhubaneswar: With opposition Congress and BJP demanding his resignation, Odisha Agriculture minister Pradeep Maharathy Thursday said “sorry” over his remark on the acquittal of accused persons in the sensational Pipili rape and murder case. “I am sorry if anyone is hurt over my statement. I have no intention to hurt anyone. I am an open […]

Opposition turns heat on Odisha govt over farm loan waiver

Bhubaneswar: A day after the ruling-BJD announced to hold agitation in Delhi next month demanding hike in minimum support price (MSP) for paddy, the Opposition political parties today turned the heat on State government with the BJP and Congress announcing to waive off farm loans if they come to power in Odisha during the 2019 […]

BJD govt playing 'PEETHA politics' to woo rural voters: Opposition

Bhubaneswar: A day after the Peoples Empowerment-Enabling Transparency and Accountability of Odisha Initiatives (PEETHA) scheme was launched by the BJD government, opposition parties slammed the scheme alleging that it is not a step for inclusive development but another political ploy of the ruling party to woo rural voters and divert the attention of public from […]

Odisha CM paid Rs 1.89 cr to Salman Khan for self-promotion, says BJP

Bhubaneswar: At a time when Odisha government is patting its own back for organising a magnificent opening ceremony for the men’s Hockey World Cup, BJP’s Lekhashree Samantsinghar today accused Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik of spending crores of public money just for taking selfie with Bollywood stars and his own promotion. In a tweet, Samantsinghar criticised […]

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Opposition alleges irregularities in paddy procurement

Bhubaneswar: The Opposition put the State government on the backfoot on the second day of the winter session when it revealed that crores of rupees were embezzled in paddy sale as middlemen were involved in the paddy procurement. Both Congress and BJP members alleged the State government of exploiting farmers by delaying disbursal of bonus […]

Odisha Assembly
Winter session of Odisha Assembly likely to begin on stormy note

Bhubaneswar: The winter session of the Odisha Assembly scheduled to begin today is likely to be stormy affair as Opposition Congress has prepared a long list of issues to corner the ruling-BJD. Sources said Congress legislature party meeting decided to raise issues of farmers in the Assembly as the government prevented farmers to hold a […]

Opposition fumes over 'daru' selection irregularities; demands probe

Bhubaneswar: Targeting the ruling-BJD over irregularities in ‘daru’ (holy tree logs) selection and brahma paribartan fiasco, the Opposition political parties today demanded high level probe into the allegations under the supervision of a court. While the Odisha unit of BJP has sought a special investigation team (SIT) probe into the issue, Congress chief whip Tara […]

Opposition gears up to corner ruling-BJD during winter session of Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar: Winter session of the Odisha Assembly is likely to be stormy as Opposition has prepared a long list of issues to corner the ruling-BJD in the House. As the poll dates are getting closer, the ruling party and Opposition are already on the war path and the same is expected to reflect in the […]

Rajya Sabha deputy chairman election: PDP, AAP & YSRCP to abstain from voting

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party(AAP), YSR Congress Party and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have decided to abstain from voting in the election to the post of Rajya Sabha deputy chairman. “The PDP has decided to abstain from voting… The decision was taken in view of dissolution of coalition with the BJP,” party Chief spokesman […]

Naveen Patnaik
Odisha govt slammed after slip in ease of doing business rankings

Bhubaneswar: After Odisha slipped to 14th position in Ease of Doing Business rankings, Opposition parties have launched an all-out attack on the government accusing it of neglecting the State. “The state government has not been able to provide any support in terms of raw material availability and it doesn’t have any specific set of rules […]

BJD B-Team of Congress, says AICC Odisha Secy

Bhubaneswar: Opposition Congress today took a dig at the ruling BJD government claiming that the party is a ‘B-Team’ of the Congress. Speaking to media after attending a felicitation programme in Jharsuguda, All India Congress Committee (AICC) Secretary for Odisha Shaikh Mastan Vali said, “Naveen Patnaik-led BJD is a B-Team of Congress since it had […]

Congress to launch 'Mahanadi Banchao Andolan'

Bhubaneswar: Opposition Congress has decided to take to streets to protest the unilateral construction of barrages over river Mahanadi by neighbouring Chhattisgarh. At a press meet in Bhubaneswar today, one of the newly-appointed working presidents of Odisha Congress, Naba Kishore Das said that water flow in Mahandi has largely reduced due to construction of barrages […]

Congress has lost Opposition party status in Odisha: Narasingha Mishra

Bhubaneswar: Senior Congress leader Narasingha Mishra today stated the party has lost the Opposition status following the Orissa High Court order disqualifying party’s Sundergarh legislator Jogesh Singh on grounds of submitting fake caste certificate while filing nomination for the 2014 Assembly Elections. “For the Opposition party tag, a political party needs one tenth of total […]

Opposition targets BJD ahead of ruling party's 20th anniversary

Bhubaneswar: Opposition parties today tried to put BJD on back foot by raising several issues ahead of the ruling party’s observance of 20th foundation day tomorrow. While BJP sought answers from BJD leadership to 20 questions, Congress urged Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik to reply on job generation in past 20 years. Prithviraj […]

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Ruling-BJD, Opposition engage in verbal duel as farmer deaths continue in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: At a time when farmer suicides continue unabated with two more deaths being reported today allegedly over crop loss, politics over farmer issues intensified as BJP announced plans to launch agitation in all blocks from November 7 to 17 whereas Congress accused the BJD government of failing to understand the needs of farmers. OPCC […]