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Tag: Pradeep Majhi

Ex-Congress Leader Pradeep Majhi Joins BJD, Receives Opposition Flak
Ex-Congress Leader Pradeep Majhi Joins BJD, Receives Opposition Flak

“Before induction into BJD, I took oath to strengthen the party at the grassroots level,” said Pradeep Majhi. He said he will ensure bringing several development projects of the government in Koraput.   

Ex-Congress Leader Pradeep Majhi To Join BJD On Saturday
Ex-Congress Leader Pradeep Majhi To Join BJD On Saturday

Majhi, who was the working president of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) resigned from the primary membership of the party on October 22.

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Ex-Congress MP Pradeep Majhi To Join BJD

Former Congress leader Pradeep Majhi will soon be joining the ruling-BJD. Majhi himself confirmed this on Sunday (October 25) during a press meet.

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Pradeep Majhi Quit Quake: Niranjan Rushes To Delhi, BJD Keeps Door Open
Pradeep Majhi Quit Quake: Niranjan Rushes To Delhi, BJD Keeps Door Open

It's official. Once Rahul Gandhi's close confidante and Congress strongman from south Odisha, and also party's tribal face, has finally call it quits after over two decade long association with the grand old party.

Congress 'Losing' Its Fort In South Odisha

The Congress has weakened over the decades while the BJD has seen a steady rise.

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Ex Odisha MP Pradeep Majhi Resigns from Congress

Odisha Congress Working President and former Nabarangpur MP Pradeep Majhi resigned from the primary membership of party.

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Pradeep Majhi Resigns From Congress, Sends Resignation Letter To Sonia Gandhi

Rumours are making rounds that Majhi, who was allegedly ignored by the AICC,  is eyeing a Rajya Sabha seat and talks are on with the ruling BJD over the same. 

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Death Of 6 Odisha Child Labourers In Guntur (AP) Was Murder, Alleges Congress

Targetting the Odisha government over inaction, OPCC Working President Pradeep Majhi on Tuesday alleged that the death of six students at a prawn factory in Guntur was actually a murder

Congress Accuses Malkangiri Collector Of Taking Rs 1 Cr Bribe For Passing Tender
Congress Accuses Malkangiri Collector Of Taking Rs 1 Cr Bribe For Passing Tender

Majhi said the luxury SUV which is worth Rs 19 lakh has been purchased in the name of a woman and the Collector used it a day after the lease was passed, Majhi alleged.

Congress Smells Corruption In TATA Power Deal, Demands Cancellation Of Contract

Bhubaneswar: Alleging widespread corruption in handing over operations of four power DISCOMs to TATA Power, senior Congress leader Pradeep Majhi on Wednesday demanded Odisha government to cancel the contract within 30 days and threatened to move to the court if the government fails to do so. Addressing a presser in Bhubaneswar, Majhi took the ruling […]

Congress Alleges Massive Corruption In Swachh Bharat Prog & PMGSY In Swabhiman Anchal

Malkangiri: Swabhiman Anchal, erstwhile cut-off region in Malkangiri district is not just combating the Maoist menace and problems concerning basic amenities, but many other issues it seems. Allegations are now rife that there is rampant corruption in the implementation of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan programme and the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in the area. […]

Congress Tears Apart Odisha Govt Demanding Exemplary Action Against Ex-Malkangiri Collector

Malkangiri: Congress leader Pradeep Majhi on Sunday lambasted the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) over the conduct of former District Collector of Malkangiri, Manish Agarwal and the Additional Civil Supply Officer, Manoj Pradhan. Addressing a presser at Malkangiri, Majhi, who is acting as the PCC Working President, brought serious allegations of corruption and fraud against the […]

All Committees Of OPCC To Be Reorganised By October End: Pradeep Majhi
All Committees Of OPCC To Be Reorganised By October End: Pradeep Majhi

Bhubaneswar: All committees of the Pradesh Congress (state Congress) will be reorganised by the end of this month, said the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) working president Pradeep Majhi, on Monday. Speaking to media, Majhi said, “As promised, the Odisha Congress in-charge Chellakumar has appointed all district presidents. Efforts are on to form block level […]

Fake Viral Video Case: Pradeep Majhi Threatens To Gherao Naveen Niwas

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) working president Pradeep Majhi on Monday alleged that the innocence of Keonjhar MP Chandrani Murmu is being misused on different occasions. The Congress leader said this in response to the police action in connection with a viral fake video purportedly linking the Keonjhar MP. “MP Chandrani Murmu’s innocence […]

Rajasthan Political Crisis: Odisha Congress Working President Draws Flak For Remarks Against Sonia Gandhi

Bhubaneswar: Resentment is brewing against Odisha Congress working president Pradeep Majhi for his recent statements against AICC chief, Sonia Gandhi over the ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan. Senior Congress leader Tara Prasad Bahinipati today stated that “Pradeep Majhi should be immediately expelled from the party.” Bahinipati further stated that “Be it Pradeep Majhi or anyone […]

Odisha Congress Working President Targets Sonia Gandhi Over Rajasthan Crisis

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) working president and former MP, Pradeep Majhi on Wednesday courted controversy by blaming AICC chief Sonia Gandhi for the political crisis in Rajasthan. The former Congress MP said that the one who is leading the party is to be blamed for the present situation of Congress as the responsibility […]

Congress Alleges Rs 300 Cr Scam In Procurement Of COVID-19 Kits For Labourers In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: After PPE kits, there has been a corruption to the tune of Rs 300 crore in the procurement of COVID-19 kits for migrant labourers in Odisha, Congress alleged on Friday. At a presser, Congress working president Pradeep Majhi levelled such serious allegations citing that the State government procured eyeglasses included in the safety kit […]

Bouncers In Congress Bhavan: Sura Takes U-Turn, Says It’s An Opposition Ploy

Bhubaneswar: Congress veteran and Jatani MLA Sura Routray took a u-turn from his earlier remarks over gathering of bouncers in Congress Bhavan a few days ago. Going back on his previous comments that he will never tolerate such indiscipline in Congress, Routray surprised everyone by denying involvement of any Congress leaders behind the deployment of […]

Odisha Congress Looks To Revive Party Starting With Selection Of Youth Wing Chief

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to revive the Grand Old Party in Odisha, veteran and seasoned leaders of the State unit of Congress met at the party headquarters here in the city to deliberate on the forthcoming selection of a fitting candidate to spearhead the youth wing of the party. As per reports, as applications were […]

Column: Shun Violence At All Costs

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Former Congress MP, Pradeep Majhi was recently caught on camera asking someone over phone to keep petrol and diesel ready and set things on fire once instructions were issued. The video showing Majhi making the call was apparently shot during the Nabarangpur Bandh organised by his party to protest the alleged […]

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 […]

Granite mines being looted in Odisha: Congress' Pradeep Majhi

Malkangiri: Senior Congress leader Pradeep Majhi today alleged that valuable natural resources worth crores of rupees are being looted from granite mines in Peta area of Malkangiri district and smuggled to foreign countries. Majhi alleged that valuable stones are being transported from the mines in trucks every day. The Congress leader said that the company […]

All Committees Of OPCC To Be Reorganised By October End: Pradeep Majhi
Viral Video: BJD women activists demand action against Congress' Pradeep Majhi

Nabarangpur: Two days after some videos purportedly showing Congress candidate from the Nabarangpur parliamentary constituency, Pradeep Majhi cozying up with an unidentified woman inside a hotel room went viral on social media, the Biju Mahila Janata Dal (BMJD) launched a massive protest in the district demanding strong action against Majhi for his alleged involvement in […]

Elections 2019: Nabarangpur LS seat set to give IPL a run for money

Bhubaneswar: The Nabarangpur Lok Sabha (LS) Constituency in 2019 will give the excitement of an IPL 20-20 match as the pitch is all set to witness a nail-biting finish. The 2014 was an eye-opener as Pradeep Majhi of Congress lost to BJD’s Balabhadra Majhi by around 2,000 votes, but other candidates, including BSP and independents, […]

Cong seat allotment for 2019 Polls: Tara, Sadhu, Sumitra dejected, Narasingha flip-flops

Bhubaneswar: Disappointed with the candidate list announced by the party late last night, Congress chief whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati today expressed that despite being a senior leader, he feels he doesn’t have a say in any decision taken by the party. Bahinipati also claimed that it is party working president Pradeep Majhi who calls the […]

Congress activists gherao Malkangiri Collectorate protesting lapses in paddy procurement

Malkangiri: Alleging lapses in paddy procurement in the district, Congress workers under the leadership of senior party leader Pradeep Majhi today staged a protest in front of the district Collector’s office. As per reports, the activists staged demonstration by keeping sacks of paddy on the road. The protestors alleged that despite having been opened for […]

Is BJD eyeing for a bigger role at Centre?

Bhubaneswar: The ruling-BJD in the State, which has been stressing on maintaining equidistance from both the Congress and the BJP, seems to have changed its game plan. Going by BJD MP Tathagata Satpathy’s statement, the BJD might forge an alliance (post 2019 election) with the party that will come to power at the Centre in […]

Congress to oppose CM's Malkangiri visit during Gurupriya bridge inauguration

Malkangiri: The Malkangiri district unit of Congress today said that it will oppose Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s visit to the district during inauguration of Gurupriya bridge. Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) working president, Pradeep Majhi said the Chief Minister’s visit will be opposed in the district until basic issues of the people are not addressed. […]

Odisha Congress to bring back leaders who left its fold

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) is going to bring back the leaders who had deserted the party due to various circumstances. OPCC chief Niranjan Patnaik has initiated the drive by meeting the leaders in every district, informed working president of OPCC Pradeep Majhi Wednesday. The process to bring back the leaders into the […]

Odisha Congress has begun selecting candidates for 2019!

Bhubaneswar: While Congress president Rahul Gandhi appointed former Union Minister Jitendra Singh as All India Congress Committee (AICC) in-charge of Odisha, senior party leader and former Nabarangpur MP Pradeep Majhi today held a meeting with party workers in Malkangiri to select candidate for the upcoming 2019 general elections. As per reports, Majhi and over 200 […]

3 Odisha Congress leaders meet Rahul Gandhi

Bhubaneswar: Three senior leaders of Odisha Congress met party’s national president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi today reigniting speculations over a change of guard in the State unit. Senior leaders from the State Chiranjibi Biswal, Naba Das and Pradeep Majhi held discussions with Rahul Gandhi at his residence in presence of senior leader Kamal Nath […]

Rahul Gandhi meets leaders to reconnect with tribal people

New Delhi: In a bid to rejuvenate party’s connection with tribal people, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday met party’s tribal leaders including Odisha’s Hemananda Biswal, Pradeep Majhi, Bhakta Das and Bhujabal Majhi among others from different parts of the country. He discussed challenges the tribal people face and their perception about the party […]

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Pradeep Majhi resigns from Odisha Congress vice-president post

Bhubaneswar: The eerie silence in the Congress camp amidst the clatter of BJD and BJB was broken after former MP of the party Pradeep Majhi created a flutter by resigning from his post of the Vice President of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) on Friday. Known to be a strong tribal leader, Majhi resigned from […]

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Ex-MP Pradeep Majhi's family ostracised from Bhatra Samaj

Nabarangpur:  Senior Congress leader and former MP Pradeep Majhi and his family members along with the family of former chairperson of the Nabarangpur Zilla Parishad, Manjula Majhi have been ostracised from the Bhatra Samaj. The district Bhatra Samaj at a meeting held at the Bhatra Rajbhavan in Nabarangpur took the decision as girls from both […]

Pradeep Majhi ends hunger strike

Bhubaneswar: The Congress activists led by Congress Odisha unit vice-president and former MP Pradip Majhi ended their six-day hunger strike after submitting a memorandum to Governor SC Jamir today. Majhi, who along with five others, was on a hunger strike in front of Raj Bhavan here, demanded compensation of Rs 12 lakh each to the […]

Chitgate: BJD turns heat on father of Pradeep Majhi

Bhubaneswar: Almost three months after it came to fore that a huge amount of money was sent to the bank account of ex- MP Pradeep Majhi’s father Bhagwan Majhi, also a former parliamentarian, the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Tuesday lodged a formal complaint before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) alleging the involvement […]

Disclose details of 23 missing encephalitis patients: Majhi to govt

Malkangiri: Congress leader and former MP Pradeep Majhi today gave a 24-hr ultimatum to the State government to disclose details of the 23 children admitted to the district headquarters hospital for treatment of Japanese Encephalitis who allegedly went missing from the hospital. Majhi said, “Congress will file police complaints against the health minister and secretary […]

Pradeep Majhi demands ex-gratia as Encephalitis toll reaches 34

Malkangiri: With the death toll due to Japanese Encephalitis mounting to 34 in last 27 days with the death of four more kids today, Congress leader Pradeep Majhi demanded Rs 5 lakh compensation to each of victim’s family and vaccination to all children in the district at the earliest. Swati Matam of Sindhikela under Mathili […]

CBI, ED may probe Seashore money transfer to Pradeep Majhi’s family

After the money transactions between Seashore Agricultural Promotion Company and Bhagaban Majhi, father of former MP and Congress leader Pradeep Majhi, as well as Prasanna Majhi, Pradeep’s younger brother, came to the fore, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probing the multi-crore chit fund scam in Odisha is likely to dig into the matter, sources said today

Seashore appointed Pradeep Majhi’s brother as commission agent!

A day after money transfer from the bank account of Seashore to the account of Bhagaban Majhi, father of former MP and Congress leader Pradeep Majhi, came to the fore, a letter issued by Seashore Agricultural Promotion Company appointing Prasanna Majhi, younger brother of Pradeep, as its commission agent has created more ripples in political circles in the State