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Tag: Sameer Mohanty

Awas Irregularities
People Facing Police Excess For Raising Awas Scam: Odisha BJP

The Odisha Unit of BJP today alleged that BJD supporters are allotted pucca houses under Awas scheme while real beneficiaries are deprived of the scheme

Odisha BJP Team Reaches 'Disputed' Border Area In Gajapati, Andhra Delegation Flees Spot

Paralakhemundi: Officials of Andhra Pradesh government, who had reportedly come to conduct Panchayat elections in the bordering Manikpatna village under Gangabada Gram Panchayat in Gajapati district, fled the spot on Friday without being able to answer questions posed by Odisha BJP leaders touring the villages of Odisha-AP border in Koraput and Gajapati. The BJP team […]

BJP Padayatra
Naveen Lying To People To Undermine PM Modi's Commitment For Odisha: BJP

Bhubaneswar: Coming down hard on the Odisha government and the ruling Biju Janata Dal, the Bharatiya Janata Party State President, Sameer Mohanty on Sunday said that development still eludes Odisha despite staying under the regime of a single party (BJD) for 20 straight years. CM Naveen has been lying to the public to undermine Centre’s […]

'PM Gareeb Kalyan Ann Yojana To Benefit 3.24 Crore People In Odisha'

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday claimed that around 80 crore of Indians including at least 3.24 crore people of Odisha will be benefitted under Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Ann Yojana. Highlighting the benefits of the food security scheme, State BJP President Samir Mohanty said, “Around 80 crore people of […]

Modi to new Odisha BJP Chief: Talk #WithoutFilter to cross-section of workers, people!

Bhubaneswar: Former US President Dwight D Eisenhower had said “If a political party does not have its foundation in the determination to advance a cause that is right and that is moral, then it is not a political party; it is merely a conspiracy to seize power.” This is what exactly the challenge before new […]

Intel report on safe seat for CM Naveen: Tug of war continues between BJD & BJP

Bhubaneswar: In the run up to the crucial 2019 polls, two major political parties in Odisha- the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and ruling Biju Janta Dal (BJD) – are now at loggerheads over a purported intelligence report which allegedly carried out a political assessment for CM Naveen Patnaik’s candidature from Hinjili constituency. The report, which […]

Intel reports on CM’s candidature from Hinjili: CP issues notice to three BJP leaders

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police today issued notices to three BJP leaders – State BJP vice-president Samir Mohanty, Spokesperson Golak Mohapatra and Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha chief Tankadhar Tripathy for interrogation in connection with the letters purportedly issued by State Intelligence Branch of the Odisha Police, which recommended that CM Naveen should not constest from Hinjili […]

MAhanadi Water ISsue
No one can stop us- Chhattisgarh CM's comments on Mahanadi sparks row

Bhubaneswar: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh’s comment that no one can stop his state from using Mahanadi water has sparked a new controversy. Singh said that no one can stop them from taking water from the river and the issue being raised by Odisha is politically motivated. In response, BJD MP Prasanna Acharya Tuesday said […]

BJP questions political career of Pradeep Maharathy

Bhubaneswar: The political career of BJD leader and Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy drew a controversy after BJP’s legislature party leader Kanak Vardhan Singh Deo said that the former started his political journey from a different party. “Pradeep Maharathy should be asked from which party did he start his political career. If he can abandon that […]

Shoe attack on CM: BJD should be concerned about CM's security, says BJP

Bhubaneswar: The BJD should be concerned about the security of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik rather than pointing fingers at others, said BJP Vice President Sameer Mohanty on Wednesday after the ruling party’s spokesperson Pratap Deb alleged the saffron party’s involvement in the shoe attack on Chief Minister. Talking to mediapersons yesterday, Deb showed pictures of […]

Veteran actress Aparajita Mohanty joins BJP

Bhubaneswar: Veteran Ollywood actress Aparajita Mohanty, who had resigned from Congress party recently, joined the BJP today in presence of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, State vice-president Sameer Mohanty, spokesperson Pitambar Acharya and other senior leaders at party’s State headquarters in Bhubaneswar. She said the ideology and nature of work of Prime Minister Narendra Modi towards […]

BJD’s celebrations like 'Nero fiddling while Rome burned': BJP

Bhubaneswar: The State BJP today came down heavily on the way BJD is celebrating CM Naveen Patnaik’s award and said the gala is like ‘Nero fiddling while Rome burned’. At a press meet, party vice president Sameer Mohanty said strategies will be chalked out in the executive meet to make people aware that BJD is […]

CM’s Poll Expense Row: Jual Oram dares Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Jual Oram today said the BJD is trying to divert the alleged dubious poll funding issue by bringing in false accusations against him. Accusing Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government of trying to mislead people, Oram said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik must resign first as the preliminary investigation proves that he had filed false […]

BJP team meets IT commissioner seeking probe into BJD's poll funds 

Bhubaneswar: A five-member team of Odisha BJP today moved the Income Tax Commissioner seeking a thorough inquiry into the alleged discrepancies in the data of ruling BJD’s election expenditure. “Crores of rupees from in and outside the State have come to BJD account from unknown sources. The money mostly came from chit fund companies. We […]

Dubious funding: Naveen should make BJD’s transactions public, says BJP

Bhubaneswar: After a report on alleged discrepancies in the data of BJD’s election expenditure was aired by a national news channel, Odisha BJP today stepped up its attack against the ruling party here demanding declassification of BJD’s financial transaction. Demanding high level inquiry, the saffron party said it will knock the doors of Enforcement Directorate […]

Woman fights for life as ambulance gets stuck in flood water

Malkangiri: At a time when incessant rains in several districts of Odisha in the last couple of days has deteriorated the flood situation, a woman reportedly has been fighting for life in an ambulance which remained unmoved in Malkangiri owing to overflowing water. The woman, identified as Rame Padiami of Keriaguda village under Pidia block […]

As flood situation wreaks havoc, political parties begin blame game

Bhubaneswar: The BJP has held Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik responsible for the flood situation in Southern Odisha as the latter is in charge of the Department of Water Resources. State BJP Vice President Sameer Mohanty, in a press meet on Sunday, alleged that absence of any project on prominent five rivers of Odisha – Bansadhara, […]

BJD govt's 3rd innings, 4th term: more brickbats, no signs of bouquets

Bhubaneswar: Even as the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) celebrated completion of three  years in government for the  fourth consecutive term, Opposition Congress and BJP today left no stone unturned to raise fingers at the regional party stating that it has failed on all fronts. The Congress alleged the State is still backward in development […]

Cong-BJD alliance in making for 2019 elections: Sameer Mohanty

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) on Monday trained its gun on Congress and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) accusing both parties in Odisha to have entered into a ‘secret alliance’ in the run up to the 2019 elections. Addressing a press conference at Bhubaneswar, vice-president of Odisha unit Sameer Mohanty alleged that both the parties […]

Jayanarayan Mishra
Jayanarayan Mishra among 11 suspended from BJP for 6 yrs

Bhubaneswar: BJP leader and former minister Jayanarayan Mishra was suspended from the party today for six years for three reasons including the disorderly conduct against the party vice president Sameer Mohanty. The announcement was made by the BJP State president Basant Panda here hours after some party activists attacked Sameer Mohanty, an observer for ZP […]

BJP’s Samir Mohanty hurt in scuffle among party activists

Sambalpur: At a time when the top echelons of BJP are upbeat over its organisation following a massive mandate in the Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand assembly elections, the internal rift within leaders came to the fore here during the Zilla Parishad chairperson selection today. Senior leader and vice-president of BJP’s Odisha unit Samir Mohanty faced […]

Poll results left the BJD red-faced: BJP

Bhubaneswar: BJP state vice-president Sameer Mohanty on Friday said results of the first and second phase polling of the ongoing three-tier panchayat polls have left the ruling BJD red-faced. He stated that the ruling party is in shock over the overwhelming response of the voters who wanted a change in the State leadership. Mohanty told […]

BJP slams BJD's human chain plan on Biju birth centenary

Bhubaneswar: The State unit of BJP today flayed the BJD for its plan to organise human chain across the State to mark the completion of 80 years of formation of Odisha and Biju Patnaik birth centenary. BJP state vice president Sameer Mohanty alleged that government officials are being used in BJD’s own political programme. “The […]