Tag: Prasanna Acharya

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
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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
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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