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Tag: Ruling Bjd

Odisha Assembly sits for 31 of 365 days
Ruling BJD - Opposition Face-Off: Sittings In 16th Odisha Assembly Drop To 31 In 365 Days

In 2020, Odisha Assembly's winter session was cut short by 30-days. The 20-days cut down this time makes it 2nd largest trimming in Assembly sittings

Odisha Gives Two Hoots To SC Guidelines, Shunts Out Senior Cop Sudhanshu Sarangi Early

Bhubaneswar: In a hasty, but not unexpected, move, the Odisha government on Monday reverted seasoned cop and former police commissioner of Twin City Sudhanshu Sarangi, to his old post as CMD Odisha Police Housing and Welfare Corporation (OPHW) which he had held nearly a decade ago. By tossing the top cop of Twin City to […]

Odisha Congress Strives To Bounce Back Post-Poll Debacle

Bhubaneswar: The 2019 Lok Sabha elections saw Congress, the grand old party, losing its ground big time. However, leaders and workers of Congress are currently working hard to revive the party. Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) has begun a membership drive in the State to strengthen the party’s organisation from the grassroots. OPCC reportedly aims […]

Ruling-BJD appoints 19 spokespersons, 10 TV panelists

Bhubaneswar: The ruling-Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Wednesday appointed the party’s state and national spokespersons along with television panelists with immediate effect. BJD MP Sasmit Patra, who has been named the party’s media coordinator, has also been appointed as the national spokesperson of the party along with three other BJD MPs- Pinaki Mishra, Anubhav Mohanty […]

Bhadrak liquor deaths: Admin negligence, ruling-BJD blamed

Bhadrak: The Bhadrak liquor tragedy, which has claimed eight lives so far, has triggered political denunciation after the opposition parties—BJP and Congress held the ruling-BJD and the administration responsible for the incident. While the Congress blamed administrative negligence and involvement of BJD, the saffron party directly accused and held the ruling party responsible for tragedy. […]

Elections 2019: BJD says it's committed for new Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Just ahead of the 2019 elections, the ruling-party in Odisha is all out to paint the town green by its verdant banners, posters and hoarding. While on one hand, the ruling-BJD rolled out its doorstep campaign, Ghare Ghare Sankha – Coonch (party symbol) in every house – to collect feedback to finalise its 2019 […]

BJD grappling with intra-party feuds ahead of general elections

Bhubaneswar: While the Odisha assembly elections are a few weeks away, ruling-BJD is grappling with intra-party feuds in many of the constituencies. Two groups of Biju Yuva Vahini engaged in a pitched battle in Bhograi block of Balasore district over distribution of mobile phones yesterday. Some police officials and BJD leaders, who tried to intervene […]

Congress alleges tender fixing in KALIA Scheme

Bhubaneswar: The BJD government has come under severe attack from the Opposition over the recently-launched KALIA scheme. The Congress today brought allegations of tender fixing in the implementation of KALIA scheme. At a presser in Bhubaneswar today, Odisha Congress media cell chief, Satya Prakash Nayak alleged that the printing of banners, posters, leaflets and stickers […]

Odisha BJP on warpath against ruling-BJD over farmers’ issues

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha unit of BJP today turned the heat on the ruling-BJD by organising a huge farmer agitation to protest improper functioning of mandis and irregularities in paddy procurement. Saffron party members along with thousands of farmers holding placards, ploughs and also carrying paddy packets on trucks took out a rally to gherao the […]

Pipili gang rape: Congress alleges justice denied to victim as BJD leaders turned hostile

Bhubaneswar: The Congress party today alleged that two leaders of the ruling-BJD, who were witnesses in the Pipili gang rape and murder case, changed their statements in the court due to which the victim did not get justice. As per the charges levelled by Congress, BJD leader and witness Judhistir Swain, on April 20, 2012, […]

Trade union strike: Ruling-BJD in Odisha extends support

Bhubaneswar: The ruling-BJD and its trade union front Biju Sramika Samukhya (BSS) have pledged their support to the two-day nation-wide strike called by CITU, AITUC and others on January 8 and 9. The representatives of CITU, AITUC and other trade unions met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the Secretariat today in this regard. The strike […]

Odisha Assembly adjourned sine die; opposition hits out at ruling-BJD

Bhubaneswar: Opposition slammed the State government after Odisha Assembly Speaker Pradip Amat adjourned the winter session sine die today after just five working days. The session which had begun on November 16, had 23 working days and was slated to continue till December 15. “Though there was no agenda by the government for debate, there […]

Ruling-BJD inducting people with gangster Tito links: BJP

Bhubaneswar: A day after hundreds of Congress and BJP supporters from Kendrapara district joined the BJD; the Odisha unit of the saffron party today alleged that the ruling party president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is inducting members without proper scrutiny.  BJP spokesperson Sajjan Sharma today alleged that CM Naveen is busy inducting people […]

Baijayant Panda
Churn in BJD: Cautioned but contradicted, tweets Baijayant

Bhubaneswar: Following the exit of two leaders – Amar Nayak of Barchana yesterday and former Koraput MP Jayram Pangi today – from BJD, party MP Baijayant Panda once again took to twitter today saying he had warned of such moves by some leaders who are becoming targets of conspiracy within the party, but was criticised […]

Minister Reshuffle
Naveen brings in 11 new ministers in biggest reshuffle

Bhubaneswar: Finally all the speculations came to an end after CM Naveen Patnaik cleared the names of 11 new leaders of BJD who were inducted into the State cabinet in what was the biggest reshuffle in the history of the party’s rule. While 6 have been given cabinet rank, 5 were inducted as Ministers of […]

Ministry Reshuffle
Flutter sets in signalling ministry reshuffle soon

Bhubaneswar: Visible flutter set in the existing order today signalling a ministry reshuffle likely to come any time soon. The most noticeable shake up came after the ruling party BJD effected a major rejig in the party organization. As many as 5 ministers -Debi Mishra, Arun Sahoo, Sanjay Dasburma, Pradeep Panigrahy, Pranab Prakash Das- were […]

Kalikesh Singhdeo BJD
Bhartruhari’s opinion personal; party chief to take a call: BJD

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: Commenting on the op-ed article BJD MP Bhartruhari Mahatab published in a newspaper, another party MP Kalikesh Singhdeo today said that in a democracy every leader has the right to voice opinion and the observations made in the article is Mahatab’s personal opinion. “In a political party the members have the right to give […]

Op-ed by BJD MP Bhartruhari stirs hornet’s nest

Bhubaneswar: A seemingly isochronous flow of editorials from the MPs of the ruling BJD continues to stir the maelstrom of speculations over internal problems plaguing the party. After Tathagat Satpathy and Baijayant Panda, BJD MP and the parliamentary party leader Bhartruhari Mahatab’s editorial in an Odia newspaper seems to highlight some of the problems raising […]

BJD Bhatruhari
All Is Not Quite Well In BJD

The more the BJD tries to hide it, the more it comes out: all is not quite well in the ruling party. Days after party supremo Naveen Patnaik cautioned his MPs at a meeting in Delhi not to go public with their views, senior BJD leader and the party’s parliamentary party leader Bhartruhari Mahatab has […]

Mahanadi row: Cong moves privilege motion against Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar: Leader of Opposition Narsingh Mishra today moved a privilege motion in the State Assembly against Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for providing misleading information on Mahanadi in the House. Mishra alleged that the Chief Minister had furnished false information in response to a calling attention motion on August 5, 2010. Moreover, Mishra also said that […]