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Tag: Rajya Sabha Bypoll

Dharmendra Pradhan
Pradhan hits back at Congress' secret pact charge; calls it an open MoU

Bhubaneswar: Junking the Congress charge of having a secret pact between BJP – BJD over Rajya Sabha bypoll, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today categorically stated that there is no such  hush-hush deal, rather he termed it as an open understanding between the two parties. “PM Modi had spoken to CM Naveen and asked support […]

Does CM Naveen’s RS googly not smack of opportunism amid equidistant claims?

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik’s announcement of party candidates for the upcoming Rajya Sabha by-elections and importantly, extending support to BJP’s RS candidate came as a big surprise for many. Many believe it is a calculated step to save his coterie group. It is alleged that many a leader of the […]

How will BJD rehabilitate its failed leaders to avoid dissidence?

Bhubaneswar: With the bypoll to three Rajya Sabha seats from Odisha just round the corner, the biggest challenge for the ruling-BJD is now to rehabilitate its aspiring leaders. After sending three leaders to Rajya Sabha next month, the BJD will again have a chance next year when four more RS seats will fall vacant. So, […]

Hardeep Puri BJP candidate for UP Rajya Sabha bypoll

New Delhi:The BJP has decided to field Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri as its candidate in a Rajya Sabha bypoll in Uttar Pradesh, a party release said. Puri, a former Indian Foreign Service Officer, was inducted as a minister in the Narendra Modi government in September. The seat fell vacant following the […]