Tag: Poll Manifesto

BJP Press Conference
Panchayat Polls: Men SHGs, End Of PC Culture & Mandi Management Focus Areas Of BJP Manifesto

The manifesto contains a 22-point charter which the saffron party promises to deliver if its’ candidates emerge victorious in the three tier Panchayat polls in Odisha.

AI, social media regulation find prominence in poll manifestos

New Delhi: Going by the poll manifestos published by major political parties, the use of digital technology is likely to get a boost under the new government that will come to power after the Lok Sabha election results on May 23. While most political parties have promised greater implementation of emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence […]

2014 poll manifesto: BJD lodges complaint against BJP

Bhubaneswar: A day after BJP released its poll manifesto for Odisha, ruling-BJD today lodged a complaint with the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) and the Kharavela Nagar Police Station alleging that the saffron party cheated the people of Odisha. The BJD alleged that BJP has duped people of Odisha by not fulfilling the promise of special […]

EC bars manifesto release 48 hours before vote day

New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) here on Saturday barred political parties from releasing election manifestos in the last 48 hours of the voting day in the multi-phase Lok Sabha elections. The directive has come weeks before the Lok Sabha elections, which would be held in seven phases in April and May. The amended model […]

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 […]

Naveen Patnaik
Odisha Elections 2019: BJD announces Poll Manifesto Committee

Bhubaneswar: BJD Supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced the party poll manifesto committee for the upcoming elections. Senior party leader Bed Prakash Agarwal has been appointed as the chairperson of the committee, while Prasanna Acharya, Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, Mangala Kisan, Padmanav Behera and Kasturi Mohapatra were chosen as the Co-Chairpersons, informed sources. Similarly, […]

BJD to begin work on poll manifesto from tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: With the general elections in Odisha just a few weeks away, the ruling-BJD has geared up to prepare its poll manifesto. Starting tomorrow, the party will launch a campaign to gather public opinion ahead of preparing the manifesto. Informing about the party’s plans, BJD leader Arun Sahoo said a campaign– ‘Ghare Ghare Sankha, Mataamata […]

Odisha Elections 2019: BJP promises land 'pattas' after Congress' guarantee card

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Odisha sounded the poll bugle in earnest today by promising a slew of welfare measures for the people of Odisha during party’s ‘Pratisruti Samabesh’ held in Bhubaneswar. Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced that the party will provide permanent land records (pattas), jobs to youths […]

COngress Infighting
Caterwaul over leadership change returns to Odisha Congress

Bhubaneswar: The ugly infighting in the Odisha unit of Congress, which stayed under the lid with the boisterousness of BJD and BJP dominating the news of late, resurfaced today clamouring over leadership change and splitting the members of the party into two camps. While one camp has been rooting for the incumbent Odisha Pradesh Congress […]

Naveen asks party workers to highlight Centre's negligence in poll campaign

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister and ruling BJD president Naveen Patnaik today asked his party leaders to take the message of Centre’s negligence towards Odisha during campaign for the panchayat elections. Patnaik said this while addressing the district and block-level poll observers of the BJD. “Tell the people in rural areas on the issues relating River Mahanadi, […]

Congress Prasad Harichandan
Demonetisation to be Cong’s poll plank in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Congress will reach out to voters in the State highlighting the plight of the common men faced on account of the Centre’s demonetization move. As per the directions of the All India Congress Committee (AICC), the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) today convened a meeting of the district presidents and office-bearers of […]

Divided Congress prepares separate blueprints for Panchayat polls

Bhubaneswar: The rift within the Congress party in Odisha is growing day by day with two opposing camp emerging under the patronage of Opposition leader Narasingh Mishra and Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Prasad Harichandan. In fact, the conflict has become more noticeable with both the camps coming up with two separate blueprints for […]

Alliance in mind, Congress to field candidates in all ZP zones

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Congress on Sunday decided to field candidates in all 854 zilla parishad zones across the State in the forthcoming panchayat elections, but may go for alliance where needed. At ‘Sankalp Samabesh’ meeting, attended by party’s Odisha in-charge BK Hariprasahad, PCC president Prasad Harichandan and other senior leaders, it was decided that Congress […]