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Senior BJP leader Damodar Rout quits party

Bhubaneswar: Alleging that he was being ignored by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), senior leader Damodar Rout today resigned from the primary membership of the saffron party. In his resignation letter sent to BJP state president Basant Panda, Rout rued that his presence is no longer required in the party meeting and decision making. “It […]

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Odisha RS bypoll: BJP-BJD 'friends inside, foes outside', says Congress

Bhubaneswar: A day after BJD extended its support to the candidature of BJP nominee for Rajya Sabha bypoll, Ashwini Vaishnaw, senior Congress leader Narasingha Mishra today accused the ruling party of being hand in glove with the saffron party. Mishra said that the support shown by BJD for the national party is an insult to […]

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BJP announces candidates for 4 Assembly constituencies in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) on Wednesday announced candidates for four Assembly constituencies–Champua, Bhograi, Basta and Niali. Senior leader and former minister Raghunath Mohanty, who joined the BJP at the saffron party’s Odisha headquarters in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday, has been fielded from Basta constituency. Raghunath had joined the BJP at party’s Mishrana Parba in the […]

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Elections 2019: Former minister Raghunath Mohanty joins BJP

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJD leader and former minister Raghunath Mohanty joined the BJP today at the saffron party’s Odisha headquarters in Bhubaneswar. Raghunath joined the BJP at party’s Mishrana Parba in presence of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, party’s national vice-president Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda and several other senior leaders. Raghunath is most likely to be fielded from […]

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Op-Ed: Major Parties in Odisha Face Rebel Threat

Bhubaneswar: Candidate selection is invariably an invidious exercise in any political party at the time of elections. But the wave of discontent currently sweeping the three major parties of the state over the issue is perhaps unprecedented. There have been wholesale resignations from the ruling BJD with most of these leaders joining the BJP which, […]

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Timeline of conspiracies against Jay Panda

Bhubaneswar: Ending months of speculations, former MP Baijayant Jay Panda today joined the BJP in presence of top leaders of the saffron party. Despite playing an instrumental role for the development of BJD and being the face of the party on the national stage, the former MP was targeted by his own party members and […]

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Naveen tired; BJP will be the change Odisha needs: Amit Shah

Bhawanipatna: Slamming the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government over lack of development in Odisha, BJP national president Amit Shah today said the State needs a ruler who can understand the Odia people and the saffron party will bring the change Odisha needs. Addressing a gathering at Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi, Shah said, “From the number of people […]

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Odisha Assembly adjourned for second consecutive day

Bhubaneswar: The proceedings of the Odisha Assembly’s budget session was disrupted for the second consecutive day on Wednesday following ruckus created by BJP members over the arrest of its senior party leader Jayanarayan Mishra in connection with the Banabira firing case. The Speaker had first to adjourn the house till 11.30 am after BJP legislators […]

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Kunduli Fallout: BJP supporters attempt to storm into Naveen Nivas, scuffle with police

Bhubaneswar: Tension ran high after BJP supporters reportedly breached ‘security cordon’ in an attempt to storm into Naveen Nivas, the residence of Odisha Chief Minister here on Monday demanding his resignation over Kunduli incident. The BJP supporters tricked the cops and managed to stage a demonstration near Naveen Nivas even though a thick blanket of […]

Kamal Haasan hints at party formation, rules out 'saffron'

Thiruvananthapuram:  Acclaimed film actor Kamal Haasan on Friday hinted that he may form a political party but made it clear he won’t ally with “saffron” — the Hindu Right.The 62-year-old superstar, who has acted in more than 220 films, made the announcement after meeting Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan here.And stating that he won’t align with […]

SB Women’s College girl accuses BJP worker of misbehaving

Cuttack: A girl student of Sailabala Women’s College has brought charges of misbehaviour against a BJP worker here on Tuesday. The girl said the activists of the saffron party first burnt tyres in front of the college and threatened the students not to enter the college. “But when I tried to enter the college, they […]

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BJP MLA Dilip Ray alleges Central apathy towards Rourkela

Bhubaneswar: At a time when Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leaving no stone unturned to strengthen the party organisation in the State, its Rourkela MLA Dilip Ray today alleged dilly-dallying by his own party-led government at the Centre and accused it of showing apathetic attitude towards the Steel City. Ray alleged that Modi had promised construction […]

Can BJD conch blow loud enough to suppress NaMo chants?

Bhubaneswar: As the Modi wave is all set to descend on Odisha with the streets of the capital city dressed up in saffron, the BJD seems to have maintained an uneasy calm. Though the party plans to celebrate the death anniversary of Biju Patnaik on April 17, it seems to have started making efforts to […]

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Ruling-BJD MPs, MLAs in talks to join BJP: Jual Oram

Bhubaneswar: In what could be an explosive overture ahead of BJP’s upcoming national executive meet in Odisha, senior party leader and Union Minister Jual Oram created a flutter by stating that leaders, including MPs and MLAs from the ruling-BJD are in talks to join the saffron party. Not only BJD, members including former MLAs, MPs, […]