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Tag: Rs Deputy Chairman Election

BJD declined RS deputy chairman post offer: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: In a major revelation, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said that an Odia and that too from the BJD was offered the post of deputy chairman of Rajya Sabha, however the ruling party in the State declined the offer. “Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairperson post was offered to BJD, why they declined is better known […]

Pradhan plays 'Odia card' to counter allegations over RS deputy chairman election

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today played the ‘Odia card’ to counter the allegations of the Congress over the recent Rajya Sabha deputy chairman election following which political slugfest took the centre stage in Odisha politics. Following a slew of questions and allegations being made by the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik […]

Op-Ed: ‘Equi-distance’ Jumla Buried For Good

So, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) voted for Harivansh Narayan Singh of the JD (U) in the election for Deputy Chairperson of Rajya Sabha because the two parties had a common parentage: the Jayprakash Narayan movement. [Biju Patnaik, the man after whom the BJD is named and JP himself must be fidgeting vigorously in their […]