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 BJD MP Prasanna Acharya
Odisha MP Demands Censorship Of OTT Platforms, Web Channels

"Law should be made to impose censorship on web channels who are taking undue advantage of not being censored and spreading hatred among religions and communities," he added.

  • Wednesday, 30 March 2022
All Eyes On Bargarh - The Renaissance Capital of 2017 polls
Odisha Panchayat Elections: All Eyes On The District Where Modi Trumped Naveen Patnaik

Despite CM Patnaik in fray from Bijepur, Bargarh voted for Modi-BJP in Lok Sabha 2019. But for BJP, Modi is not a factor in 2022 rural polls

  • Sunday, 13 February 2022
Odisha Congress fumes as BJD, BJP concur on National Register of Citizens

Bhubaneswar: With the BJP and the BJD finding a common ground on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) issue, the Congress in Odisha seems to be visibly flustered. Congress alleged that it is a deviation of BJD from its oft-cited ‘equidistance’ policy as far as political alliances go. Congress Leader and Opposition party chief whip, […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
BJD seeks PM Modi's intervention in resolving Mahanadi issue

Sambalpur: Senior BJD leader and Rajya Sabha member Prasanna Acharya on Tuesday sought intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in resolving the Mahanadi water dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh. Addressing a presser in Sambalpur, Acharya said that the flow of Mahanadi water to downstream has been adversely affected due to the construction of barrages by […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Chhattisgarh has stopped Mahanadi water, admits Pradhan

Sambalpur: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today admitted that the Chhattisgarh government has stopped Mahanadi water for which Odisha is not getting sufficient water during the non-monsoon period. While addressing a press conference in Sambalpur on the occasion of the completion of four years of BJP government at the Centre, Pradhan said that the flow of […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
PM Modi's visit will add insult to injury of Odias: BJD

Bhubaneswar: BJD’s Rajya Sabha member Prasanna Acharya on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on the Bharaitya Janata Party (BJP) over Mahanadi water dispute accusing the saffron party of neglecting the interests of the people of Odisha to settle political scores. Speaking to media during the Mahanadi Suraksha Abhiyan in Khurda, the MP said that PM […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Bijepur bypoll, a fight with CM officials rather than BJD: Pradhan

Bargarh: With only a day remaining for by-election to Bijepur assembly seat, the BJP today charged CM’s private secretary VK Pandian and officials of CMO with involving in the poll affairs of BJD in Bijepur. At a press meet, senior BJP leader and Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan alleged that Pandian has sent 100 government officials […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Mudslinging between BJD, BJP continues over Bargarh cash seizure

Bhubaneswar: War of words between BJP and BJD is continuing unabated over the seizure of Rs 40.50 lakh in Bargarh with senior leaders of both the parties accusing each other of trying to lure voters with money power ahead of the bypoll to Bijepur Assembly constituency. “I dare Bargarh SP to hand over the case […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Bijepur Bypoll: Ex-BJP Bargarh dist Prez officially joins BJD

Bargarh: BJP’s former Bargarh district president Narayan Sahu formally joined BJD at a party workers’ conference in Bijepur today. He was accompanied by various mandal and booth level leaders. After demise of Congress’ Bijepur MLA Subal Sahu, his wife had joined the BJD and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had announced her as the candidate for […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Centre responsible for delay in Bijepur bypoll: BJD MP

Bhubaneswar: The BJP-led Central government is intentionally delaying announcement of the Bijepur bypoll date, alleged BJD MP Prasanna Acharya today. “The national parties, especially the ruling party are lagging behind in preparations; they have not announced a candidate for the Bijepur bypoll and for some other reasons they want the election to be delayed,” said […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Mahanadi water dispute: Centre betrayed Odisha, says ruling-BJD

Bhubaneswar: Alleging that the Centre betrayed Odisha by violating the law and not keeping its commitment to constitute a tribunal to resolve the Mahanadi water dispute, the State government today said it would draw the attention of the Supreme Court which is scheduled to hear a case in this regard early next month. The ruling […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
BJD’s groundwork begins in Bargarh for Bijepur bypoll

Bargarh: In a bid to win back the discontent leaders ahead of the Bijepur bypoll, the BJD today held a meeting in Bargarh with various party activists and leaders of Barpali block and NAC. According to sources, ministers, MLAs, MPs, district presidents, observers and various senior leaders of the party heard the complaints of local […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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Bijepur bypoll: Hearing on 2014 election petition concludes

Cuttack: The hearing on a petition filed by senior BJD leader Prasanna Acharya in 2014 following his defeat to late Congress MLA Subal Sahu in the general polls, concluded in Orissa High Court today. While hearing on Acharya’s election petition on Thursday after the family of Subal Sahu submitted the death certificate of the deceased […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Make Prasanna Acharya BJD in-charge for Bijepur bypoll: Damodar Rout

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJD leader and Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout today suggested the name of Rajya Sabha member Prasanna Acharya as party in-charge for the upcoming Bijepur bypoll. Speaking to media men, Rout said Acharya belongs to Bijepur constituency and is well-acquainted with the area. Had he not been elected to the Rajya Sabha, he would […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Bijepur bypoll: BJD fires 3-Bs salvo ahead of BJP’s ‘Mishran Parv’

Bhubaneswar/Bargarh: A day before the joining of former Bijepur MLA Ashok Panigrahi in the BJP, the BJD today exhorted confidence in winning the by-election by declaring its 3-Bs slogan-Bijepur, BJD, Bijay (victory). It lambasted Panigrahi, a rebel leader of the party during 2014 polls, terming him as a ‘habitual indisciplinarian’. “It’s triple B–BJD, Bijepur and […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Prasanna’s twist on Bijepur battle after Subal's family joins BJD

Bhubaneswar: A day after late Subal Sahu’s wife Rita openly showed her interest to contest Bijepur by-poll on BJD ticket, party senior leader and MP Prasanna Acharya’s speculative statement on the possible party candidate has charged up the political atmosphere in the State today. Acharya, who is considered to be a western Odisha strong man […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
BJP claims Prasanna Acharya has links with Green Ray International

Bhubaneswar: Launching an attack on BJD MP Prasanna Acharya, the State unit of BJP today demanded a CBI probe into Acharya’s alleged links with chit fund company Green Ray International. BJP legislator Pradip Purohit said during his tenure as the State’s health minister, Acharya showed undue favour to Green Ray and facilitated an agreement between […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
BJP targets Prasanna Acharya, asks Naveen to clear stand on chit fund issue

Bhubaneswar: Raising questions on the modus operandi of the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government in bringing people involved in chit fund case to book, the BJP today targeted BJD’s Rajya Sabha member Prasanna Acharya and alleged that the ruling party is trying to shield the culprits for vested interests. At a press meet at the party […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
BJD’s 4-hr strike in 4 Mahanadi-affected districts tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: A four-hour strike has been called by the BJD on Saturday in four districts of Odisha over Mahanadi water dispute. Besides, rallies will be held in the four districts today afternoon along with roadside meetings. This was informed by BJD Vice-President Prasanna Acharya at a Press Meet here today. The strike will commence from […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Naveen Patnaik
Go to villages, Naveen tells party men

Bhubaneswar: In retaliatory step to BJP’s booth capture strategy, BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today advised his party workers to remain in touch with the people and work for them continuously. “The BJD has been strengthened by the people who have voted for us in successive elections in last 17 years. We need […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
C’garh’s barrages meant for water supply to industries: BJD

BJD vice president and Rajya Sabha MP Prasanna Acharya, who is leading the 12-member BJD team visiting Chhattisgarh for an on the spot verification of the projects on the upstream of Mahanadi river, today alleged that the neighbouring state is constructing barrages to supply water to industries

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
BJD team
Mahanadi row: BJD team to visit Chhattisgarh today

Bhubaneswar: The 12-member BJD delegation will be in Chhattisgarh today to conduct ground inspection of the projects being undertaken by the neighbouring State on river Mahanadi. According to sources, the team has arrived in Jharsuguda yesterday from where it left towards Chhattisgarh. However, the team was shown black flags at Belpahad check post by BJP […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Chhattisgarh's response on visit to project sites awaited: Acharya

Bhubaneswar: The 12-member BJD delegation scheduled to visit the controversial project sites on Mahanadi in Chhattisgarh has sought the cooperation of officials of the neighbouring State during the spot assessment, but is yet to receive any reply. Addressing a media conference after the first meeting of the newly formed delegation at the Panth Niwas here […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Prasanna Acharya to chair meet on Mahanadi today

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the 12-member BJD team’s visit to Chhattisgarh on August 7 & 8 to hold discussions with concerned officials of the neighbouring State on the Mahanadi water dispute, Rajya Sabha MP Prasanna Acharya will chair a meeting with the team members today. Official sources said the meeting will deliberate on the points to […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Mahanadi row: BJD to launch protest in 15 districts from July 25

The ruling BJD has decided to launch a protest against Chhattisgarh’s proposed barrage on the upstream of the Mahanadi River in 15 districts from July 25 till August 11

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
RS Polls: BJD candidates to file nomination today

Bhubaneswar: Three senior Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leaders - Prasanna Acharya, Bishnu Das and N. Bhaskar Rao – named as party candidates for the biennial Rajya Sabha elections, would file their nomination papers on Monday.

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Is Odisha govt wilfully forestalling permanent HC bench in western Odisha?

Bhubaneswar: The long-standing demand for a permanent bench of Orissa High Court in Western Odisha once again became a subject of debate as the three major political parties in the State- BJP, BJD and Congress – engaged in political mudslinging after the matter was raised in the Rajya Sabha today. In reply to a question […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
MP Prasanna Acharya appointed BJD parliamentary party leader in Rajya Sabha

Bhubaneswar: Rajya Sabha MP Prasanna Acharya was on Monday named as the ruling Biju Janata Dal’s leader in the Upper House of the Parliament. BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today wrote a letter to Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu apprising him about the decision, a party release said. The post was lying […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Paddy MSP hike demand: CM to join BJD’s sit-in protest in New Delhi

New Delhi: Reiterating their demand for a hike in the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy, the ruling BJD will stage a day-long demonstration at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi on 8 January. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is also expected to join the protest, informed party’s Vice-President Prasanna Acharya. Addressing a presser held in New […]

  • Thursday, 24 June 2021
We want Triple Talaq Bill to be passed in RS: BJD leader Prasanna Acharya

Bhubaneswar: At a time when the Opposition parties including Congress have clarified that they will not allow the Triple Talaq Bill to be passed in the Rajya Sabha, BJD has extended its support for the passing of the bill. “We want the Triple Talaq Bill to be passed as soon as possible in the Upper […]

  • Thursday, 24 June 2021
Power Exchange: BJD brings Rajya Sabha trade-off plan to win over dissidence

Bhubaneswar: They say politicians never wish to become ‘postmaster’ as they want ‘post’ with ‘power’. And in BJD jockeying for ‘posts’ has already begun for a different race – the race for Rajya Sabha, when other political parties are busy  giving final touches to candidate list for four-phase 2019 polls. Since the BJD list for […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Will Bargarh, Odisha's Vidharbha, spring up 'saffron' revolution in 2019?

Bhubaneswar: Will Bargarh, which has earned the epithet of Odisha’s Vidharbha owing to consecutive droughts and resultant large-scale farmer suicides for last few years, witness a  ‘green’ or ‘saffron ‘ revolution in the 2019 polls? Like the Vidharbha region in Maharashtra, Bargarh has been the cauldron of farm distress in Odisha for last few years. […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Turnout to be key clincher as swing constituencies voted today

Bhubaneswar: With voting for the second phase polls in Odisha having ended at 5 PM and around 64 per cent polling was recorded, the turnout in the constituencies went to polls in this phase indicate less polling vis-a-vis the 2014 elections. Though the figures are tentative, it is expected to touch around 71 per cent […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Poll violence: Fear of defeat haunting BJD, says BJP

Bhubaneswar: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday targeted the ruling-BJD over rising incidents of poll violence in the State and accused that the fear of defeat in the 2019 Elections is making the regional party violent. Addressing a press meet, Lekhashree Samantsinghar, the general secretary of the BJP, said that fear of defeat in the […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
BJD may lose one Rajya Sabha seat

Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal’s (BJD) plan to field as many as six Rajya Sabha members in the 2019 Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Odisha appeared to have had a boomerang effect on the party. The party may lose one Rajya Sabha seat if the united opposition field a consensus candidate against the BJD […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
BJD’s U-turn on KALIA, wants Centre to share funds

Bhubaneswar: Making a volte face on its earlier stand, the ruling-BJD has requested the Centre to prepare a cohesive plan for Odisha by merging the State’s Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme with the PM KISAN programme. BJD MPs Bhartruhari Mahatab and Prasanna Acharya during a debate on the Budget, suggested the […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Open-ended universal PM-KISAN, limited KALIA offer prompts BJD press 'Central share' button!

Bhubaneswar: It seems two trigger-factors have made the ruling BJD press the ‘Central share’ button for its much touted KALIA scheme yesterday in Parliament. First, the ruling BJD has promised KALIA for only five agricultural seasons starting from 2018-19, which means the scheme’s expiry date is fixed at Rabi season 2021. The State government’s Eco-Survey […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Minister says no, MP says yes! BJD's flip-flop on farmer suicides

Bhubaneswar: Taking a dig at the Centre in Rajya Sabha, BJD MP Prasanna Acharya today said that despite extending Rs 13 lakh crore as crop loan, farmers are still forced to borrow money from private lenders and get trapped in loan burden, which is one of the foremost reasons behind farmer suicides. Acharya added that […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
BJD's support to Article 370 abolition based on Naveen Patnaik's opinion: Party MP

Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD)’s decision to support the NDA government’s resolution to scrap Article 370 was guided by the opinion of party supremo and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, a party MP said on Monday. Rajya Sabha MP Prasanna Acharya said Jammu and Kashmir in real sense has now become an integral part […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
BJP, BJD in verbal duel ahead of Bijepur bypolls

Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and Bharatiya Janata Party entered into a verbal duel with the campaign for the by-poll to Bijepur Assembly constituency in Odisha’s Bargarh district reaching the last lap. Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who held several roadshows in the constituency seeking votes for party candidate Sanath Gartia, attacked Chief Minister […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021