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Rita Sahu's landslide victory in Bijepur Likely To Land Her Ministerial Berth?

Bhubaneswar: After registering a thumping victory in recently concluded Bijepur bypoll, speculations are rife that BJD’s Rita Sahu might end up in Naveen Patnaik’s team of ministers for her record-breaking win. Sahu, who secured a landslide victory in the by-election to Bijepur Assembly constituency in Bargarh district by garnering a whopping 1,35,957 votes, is touted […]

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Bijepur poll lab shows Naveen a successful poll scientist, BJP novice minus Modi

Bhubaneswar: Maintaining its winning streak in bye-elections, the Naveen Patnaik – led ruling BJD Thursday pocketed the Bijepur Assembly seat with a record winning margin. In the bye-poll held on October 21, the ruling BJD candidate Rita Sahu polled a record 1,35,957 votes to win the seat by a huge margin of 97,990 votes from […]

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Will Bijepur Bypoll Result Spring A Surprise?

Bhubaneswar: After a high percentage of voter turnout during the Bijepur bypoll, all eyes are now on the counting of votes which is scheduled to be held on October 24. Whether the results spring a surprise or be a one-sided affair will be known only after the counting of votes which will kick off day […]

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Barpali shut amid demand for doctors

Bargarh: Normal life was completely paralysed in Barpali of Bargarh district due to a 12-hour bandh called by various political and social organisations today. The bandh was called demanding appointment of doctors in several vacant posts at the Community Health Centre (CHC) in Barpali. Several organisations including the lawyers’ association, taxi owners’ association, journalists’ association, […]

CM Naveen to visit Bijepur on March 12

Bhubaneswar: After BJD’s thumping victory in the by-election, party president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will visit the Bijepur Assembly constituency on March 12. Informing media about the visit, Bijepur MLA Rita Sahu said that Naveen decided to visit the constituency to thank the people for their support. “The CM will also discuss about […]

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Rita Sahu takes oath as MLA from Bijepur

Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal’s (BJD) Rita Sahu on Tuesday took oath as MLA from Bijepur Assembly Constituency today after a thumping victory in the by-election. Rita, who won the Bijepur bypoll on February 28 by defeating her nearest BJP contender Ashok Panigrahi by 41,933 votes, was administered oath of office and secrecy by Odisha Assembly […]

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Newly-elected Rita Sahu meets CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: After winning by a huge margin in the by-election to Bijepur assembly constituency, the newly-elected BJD MLA Rita Sahu today met Chief Minister & party president Naveen Patnaik at his residence in Bhubaneswar to seek blessings. She was accompanied by ministers Susanta Singh, Snehangini Chhuria and other senior party leaders along with hundreds of […]

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Op-Ed: Bijepur: BJD Juggernaut Continues To Roll On

The result of the much hyped Bijepur went along expected lines. The BJD proved once again, if any proof was needed at all, that it has no match when it comes to winning elections. It also proved that the minor setback in last year’s Zilla Parishad polls, which emboldened the BJP to start dreaming about […]

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What worked for BJD in Bijepur

Bhubaneswar: While BJP got its calculations wrong, Congress was seen nowhere in the race as BJD clinched a landslide victory in Bijepur by-election, leaving Naveen Patnaik’s undefeated record intact. It can now be safely said that that luring former MLA Subal Sahu’s widow Rita Sahu to the party and later fielding her as the party […]

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BJD wins Bijepur bypoll by huge margin

Bhubaneswar: The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) claimed the Bijepur Assembly constituency seat by defeating Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) by a huge margin. The BJD candidate Rita Sahu defeated her nearest rival Ashok Panigrahi of BJP by a margin of 41,933 votes as per figures after conclusion of all rounds of counting. BJD’s Rita Sahu […]

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Bijepur bypoll campaign heats up

Bhubaneswar/Bargarh: It was again a show of strength by political parties including BJD, BJP and Congress as they left no stone unturned to woo voters ahead of the crucial Bijepur bypoll. On his second day of campaign in the Assembly constituency, Odisha Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik addressed public meetings in Gaisilat block […]

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BJP gheraoes Bijepur PS over alleged attack by BJD workers

Bhubaneswar: Supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have gheraoed the Bijepur Police Station demanding immediate action against some workers of the Biju Janta Dal (BJD) who allegedly thrashed them. The members of the saffron party alleged that they were beaten up by some BJD workers in front of Labour Minister Sushant Singh late on […]

Bijepur bypoll: BJP's Ashok Panigrahi to file nomination today

Bargagarh: Elaborate security arrangements have been made in Padampur in Bargarh district as BJP candidate Ashok Panigrahi will file nomination today for the Bijepur bypoll scheduled for February 24. Three platoons of forces have been deployed in the town and Bargarh SP is supervising the security system. Senior police officials have also been engaged in […]

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Will Bijepur Change Anything?

Rarely has an Assembly election received so much of attention – and for so long. The spotlight turned to this little known constituency in Bargarh district soon after the untimely demise of sitting Congress MLA Subal Sahu on August 22 last year and has not, despite the media’s well known short attention span on any […]

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BJD will win the Bijepur bypoll: Rita Sahu

Rita Sahu, the BJD candidate for Bijepur bypoll, has been the cynosure of all eyes in the political circles in the state from the day she joined the party. The bypoll to the seat was necessitated after  the untimely demise of three-time Congress MLA from Bijepur, Subal Sahu. Being the wife of Sahu was never […]

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Poaching, Fence-jumping Have Come To Stay

The notification for the bypoll in Bijepur is yet to be issued by the Election Commission (EC). But in a feat unparalleled in the annals of Odisha politics, the little known Assembly constituency in Bargarh district has dominated the political discourse in the state for close to three months now. In the process, it has […]

Mission Bijepur: BJD blows bypoll bugle ahead of schedule

Bargarh: Even though the Election Commission is yet to announce the date for the Bijepur by-election, the BJD has started campaigning in the area. Bijepur BJD candidate Rita Sahu, wife of late Subal Sahu, joined the election campaign on Thursday. Textiles and Handlooms Minister Snehangini Chhuria has shouldered the task of campaigning for BJD in […]

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 […]

No rift in party over Bijepur candidate: BJD

Bhubaneswar: BJD today claimed that there is no rift in the party and the discontent over nomination of newly-joined Rita Sahu as party candidate for the Bijepur bypoll has been sorted out. Leaders and activists of the ruling party held a meeting today at the party’s State headquarters in Bhubaneswar to chalk out strategy for […]

Bijepur bypoll: Ex-BJD MLA’s joining stokes discontent in BJP

Bhubaneswar: The announcement of ex-BJD MLA Ashok Panigarhi joining BJP on October 2 has not gone down well with several leaders and activists of the saffron party. BJP’s Bargarh district president Narayan Sahu has vehemently opposed the ongoing attempts by the higher echelons of the party to rope in Panigrahi for the Bijepur seat. Sahu […]

Bijepur bypoll: Ex- MLA Panigrahi to join BJP on Oct 2

Bargarh: The search of BJP for a suitable candidate for the Bijepur bypoll in likely to end as former BJD MLA from the constituency Ashok Panigrahi on Thursday informed that he is going to join the saffron party on October 2. Panigrahi will be joining BJP in presence of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan at a […]

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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 […]

Subal Sahu’s wife to contest Bijepur bypoll on BJD ticket

Bhubaneswar: Late Congress leader Subal Sahu’s wife Rita Sahu will contest the Bijepur bypoll on Biju Janata Dal (BJD) ticket. Rita, her son Sumit Sahu along with various supporters joined BJD today at the party headquarters here in presence of BJD supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. “Our family joined BJD as it was my […]