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Tag: Rajya Sabha Polls

Rajya Sabha
Rajya Sabha Polls Deferred Amid Covid-19 Outbreak, ECI Says Fresh Dates Will Be Announced

New Delhi: In the wake of the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has announced to defer the Rajya Sabha polls scheduled to be held on March 26. The Commission said that fresh dates will be announced later. On Februaary 25, 2020, ECI had announced elections to the Council of […]

All Four BJD Candidates Elected To Rajya Sabha Unopposed

Bhubaneswar: All the four BJD candidates were on Wednesday elected to the Rajya Sabha unopposed as opposition BJP and Congress did not field any nominee for the polls scheduled to be held on March 26. Odisha Assembly Secretary-cum Returning Officer for the Rajya Sabha polls, Dasarathi Satpathy announced election of the four BJD candidates- Subhas […]

Notification Issued For Rajya Sabha Polls To Four Seats In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A notification for holding elections to four Rajya Sabha seats scheduled on March 26 was issued by Odisha Secretariat on Friday. The election is necessitated as the term of RS members – Ranjib Biswal, Sarojini Hembram, Narendra Swain and Anubhav Mohanty from Odisha will end in April. As per the notification issued by Returning […]

No Pressure Of Seat-Sharing In RS Polls: BJD

Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD in Odisha on Tuesday asserted it was not under pressure over seat-sharing for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls, even as the BJP said it will field candidates for the elections to the Upper House of Parliament. The BJD had last year supported BJP candidate Ashwini Vaishnav in the Rajya Sabha elections, […]

Naveen's Rajya Sabha choices leave trail of broken promises

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s choice of candidates for Rajya Sabha, has left a trail of broken promises after senior BJD leaders Prasanna Patsani and Ramesh Chandra Chyau Patnaik were snubbed by the party supremo. After Naveen had fielded Arup Patnaik from Bhubaneswar Lok Sabha constituency, which was earlier represented by Patsani, he had reportedly […]

Lobbying begins for Odisha RS race; Naveen keeps cards close to his chest

Bhubaneswar: No sooner did the Election Commission of India (ECI) issue the notification for the three vacant Rajya Sabha seats in Odisha, an intense lobbying has begun in the ruling BJD. The BJD aspirant list for the Upper House not only has politicians, names of former bureaucrats and cine stars are also featuring prominently. The […]

BJD candidates elected to Rajya Sabha uncontested

Bhubaneswar: Three Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidates – Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, Achyuta Samanta and Prasanta Nanda were elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha on Thursday after the last date of withdrawal of nomination ended today. Returning officer Patil Rajesh Prabhakar declared the names of three ruling party candidates as elected members to the upper house of […]

BJD leaders file nomination for Rajya Sabha seats

Bhubaneswar: Three Biju Janata Dal leaders- Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, Achyut Samanta and party spokesperson Prasanta Nanda – filed their nomination papers for three Rajya Sabha seats here on Friday. They filed their papers before the Returning officer at the Odisha Legislative Assembly in presence of Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik. Several Ministers and […]

Dharmendra Pradhan among 7 Union Ministers renominated to Rajya Sabha

New Delhi: The BJP on Wednesday renominated Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and seven other retiring members which includes seven Union Ministers for the March 23 Rajya Sabha polls. Pradhan along with Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot have been shifted to Madhya Pradesh while Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has been nominated from […]

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.

Naveen to decide on candidates for RS polls

With the Election Commission today announcing elections to 57 Rajya Sabha seats across 14 states on June 11, the ruling BJD has left the decision on selection of the candidates to party supremo and chief minister Naveen Patnaik

Ranjib Biswal wins Rajya Sabha 4th seat

Bhubaneswar: Amid much hue and cry, Congress nominee Ranjib Biswal emerged victorious defeating his nearest rival Raghunath Mohapatra in Rajya Sabha elections. Similarly, BJD candidates Kalpataru Das, Anang Uday Singh Deo and Sarojini Hembram whose winning possibilities was imminent managed to enter the upper house of Parliament without any hick ups. According to reliable sources, […]

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BJP suspects abduction of party MLA before RS polls

On the eve of voting for the Rajya Sabha elections in Odisha on Friday, BJP on Thursday night alleged party MLA Manoj Pradhan was missing and apprehended he might have been abducted

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Five candidates in fray for Four RS seats from Odisha

Five candidates, including three ruling BJD legislators, remained in the race for the four Rajya Sabha seats from Odisha in February 7 as no candidate withdrew their nominations on....

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"I have surrendered not only RS poll affair but also all including my life to Lord Jagannath"

Renowned sculptor Padma Vibhushan Raghunath Mohapatra is recently in news not for his artistic creativity but for his desire to enter Rajya Sabha

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Papers of three independent candidates rejected

The nomination papers of three Independent candidates...

RS polls: Kalpataru, Sarojini, AU & Raghunath file nominations

The Biju Janata Dal’s Rajya Sabha candidates -Parliamentary Affairs and Panchayatiraj Minister Kalpataru Das, Minister of State for Handlooms, Textiles and Handicrafts Sarojini Hembram....

BJD’s Kalpataru, Sarojini, AU named for RS seats

The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has announced officially three names- Panchayati Raj minister Kalpataru Das, Textiles minister Sarojini Hembram and former minister Anang Uday Singhdeo- for Rajya Sabha biennial elections