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Tag: Patkura Polls

Op-Ed: Why it is premature to write off Bijoy Mohapatra now

By Sandeep Sahu After his loss to BJD candidate Sabitri Agrawala in Patkura, most political observers are busy writing the political obituary of Bijoy Mohapatra. On the face of it, such a view is unexceptionable. At 68, the erstwhile Janata Parivar stalwart is not exactly a spring chicken. “He would be 73 by the time […]

Absence of ruling-BJD MLAs in Assembly amid Patkura election irks Opposition

Bhubaneswar: On the day of Patkura poll, the vacant seats of ministers and members of the ruling BJD in the State Assembly has irked Opposition parties, which targeted the ruling party and accused it of ignoring larger issues for mere votes. The legislators of the Opposition parties accused BJD MLAs and leaders of campaigning at […]

Patkura Polls: BJD Seeks Special Security Arrangement, BJP Hits Back 

Bhubaneswar: A delegation of the State ruling BJD today met the Odisha Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) and Director General of Police (DGP) and demanded special security arrangement for smooth conduct of the Patkura election to be held tomorrow. Led by party MLA Pramila Mallick, a women delegation of BJD met CEO Surendra Kumar and DGP RP Sharma […]

Over 2.44 Lakh Voters Set To Exercise Franchise In Patkura Tomorrow

Kendrapara: The stage is set for the much-awaited election to Patkura Assembly constituency in Kendrapara district, as around 2,44,747 voters will decide the fate of ten candidates with the segment going to polls tomorrow. The polling will be held from 7 AM to 6 PM in as many as 309 booths across the assembly segment. […]

Op-Ed: Why BJD’s Excessive Focus on Patkura?

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Chief minister, Naveen Patnaik seems to have made the Patkura assembly poll a prestige issue. What else can explain the ruling Biju Janata Dal’s (BJD) excessive focus on a constituency where the party already enjoys a strong base. Patkura, in any case, is part of Kendrapara district which enjoys the reputation […]

Parties Intensify Election Campaign For Patkura Polls

Bhubaneswar/Patkura: With barely four days to go for the end of campaign for Patkura polls, BJD, BJP and Congress are leaving no stone unturned to woo voters. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan joined the campaign trail today and held road shows along with door-to-door campaign for BJP candidate Bijoy Mohapatra. In Garadpur block alone, both Pradhan […]

Patkura Poll: Congress to start campaigning after Bahuda

Bhubaneswar: At a time when ruling Biju Janata Dal(BJD) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are gearing up for the upcoming Patkura assembly election, the Congress party has decided to begin its campaigning after Bahuda Yatra of the Holy Trinity, informed Odisha Congress chief Niranjan Patnaik today. All Congress MLAs and the sole MP have been […]

BJD wants Bijoy Mohapatra in Odisha Assembly: BJP's Bhrugu Baxipatra

Bhubaneswar: With the countdown already on for the much-awaited Patkura elections, major political parties are leaving no stone unturned to train guns on their rivals. BJP leader Bhrugu Baxipatra’s statements today that BJD wants saffron party candidate Bijoy Mohapatra to win the Patkura battle added fuel to the ongoing verbal battle between the two parties. […]

Naveen Patnaik tasks 7 ministers, 18 MLAs with ensuring BJD's win in Patkura assembly poll

Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president Naveen Patnaik Monday tasked seven senior ministers and 18 MLAs with ensuring the party’s victory in the July 20 Patkura assembly election. The Odisha chief minister took the decision at a meeting of party leaders at his residence to defeat his friend-turned-foe Bijoy Mohapatra of the BJP, who will […]

BJP, BJD, Cong gearing up party machineries to win Patkura Election

Bhubaneswar: The three major political parties in Odisha – BJP, BJD and Congress – are bracing up for the high-voltage fight for Patkura Assembly seat under the Kendrapara Lok Sabha constituency. The parties have started mobilising their machinery and currently busy preparing game plans for the poll. On Monday, BJD leaders met at Naveen Niwas […]

BJD, BJP gear up for high profile Patkura battle

Kendrapara: With BJP veteran Bijoy Mohapatra in the fray from Patkura, another high-voltage election is in the offing in Kendrapara. It looks to be a prestige battle for both BJD and BJP, which is evident from CM Naveen Patnaik’s visit to the famous Baladevjew temple in Kendrapara tomorrow on the occasion of Snana Purnima. While […]

Political parties begin spadework for Patkura polls

Bhubaneswar: After the recently concluded general polls, all eyes are now on the Patkura Assembly election, which was countermanded following the death of BJD candidate Bed Prakash Agarwalla and later postponed in view of cyclone Fani. With the Election Commission of India(ECI) issuing a directive for completion of the election within 60 days from the […]

BJD influencing Patkura voters in guise of Fani relief: BJP

Kendrapara: At a time when assessment of the damages caused by cyclone Fani in Kendrapara is yet to be completed, politics is now active in Patkura over alleged distribution of relief materials by BJD candidate Sabitri Agarwalla in presence of government officials. Terming it as gross violation of model code of conduct, the Kendrapara district […]

Bijoy Mohapatra dares CM Naveen to contest from Patkura

Bhubaneswar: With all eyes now on the poll for Patkura Assembly seat following the death of sitting MLA and BJD candidate Bed Prakash Agawaralla, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik today moved the Election Commission of India with a petition to postpone the polls rescheduled to be held on May 19, in view of the possible landfall […]