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Tag: Samir Mohanty

Covid-19: Odisha BJP State President Samir Mohanty admitted to AIIMS after testing positive
Odisha BJP Kicks Off 3-Day Agitation Over Housing Scam

The State unit of BJP today kicked off its three-day state-wide agitation beginning today to protest against the alleged scam in implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G).

Odisha: BJD Demands Sarada Pradhan's Arrest In Nayapalli Attack Case

Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) today demanded arrest of BJP leader Sarada Pradhan for allegedly attacking a man in his house and vandalising house furniture at Nayapalli in the Capital City. A group of BJD leaders and supporters today met Police Commissioner Soumendra Priyadarshi and submitted a memorandum regarding the incident. The ruling party […]

Samir Mohanty
Odisha Govt Mute As Andhra Holds Panchayat Polls In Border Villages: BJP

Bhubaneswar: Lashing out at the Odisha government for taking lackadaisical approach over the Panchayat election being conducted by Andhra Pradesh in Kotia region of Koraput district, the State BJP on Saturday questioned State Government’s intent on safeguarding the border. Addressing reporters at a presser, BJP state president Samir Mohanty, who led a party delegation and […]

BJP Will Fight For Families Of Over 4000 Missing Children In Odisha: Samir Mohanty

Bhubaneswar: The members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will take out a march from December 20 to intensify the agitation against alleged inaction of the government and police over the kidnapping and brutal murder of 5-year-old girl Pari. Addressing a press conference today in Rourkela, BJP’s State president Samir Mohanty said that the party […]

Rashmi Ranjan Mohapatra
BJP Khordha District President Reappointed Within A Week After Removal

Khordha: Following wide-spread resentment within the party cadres and workers, the Khordha District president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) who had been removed from his position by the state leadership a week ago, has been re-appointed. As per reports, Rashmi Ranjan Mohapatra was removed from the position of BJP’s Khordha District President on November […]

Covid-19: Odisha BJP State President Samir Mohanty admitted to AIIMS after testing positive
Covid-19: Odisha BJP State President Samir Mohanty Admitted To AIIMS After Testing Positive

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha BJP State president Samir Mohanty has been admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here after he tested positive for novel coronavirus. Taking to Twitter, Mohanty shared his health update and said his condition is stable. Moreover, the saffron party leader requested all those who might have come in […]

Column: The Challenge of Evolving A Credible Leadership

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The newly anointed Odisha BJP president, Samir Mohanty is an amiable and articulate leader with many friends in the media. Practical and down to earth he has the reputation of being a good organiser while his commitment to the party has never been in doubt. All these are important attributes that […]

Samir Mohanty Becomes New President Of Odisha BJP

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJP leader Samir Mohanty has been named new president of the State unit of the saffron party. A formal announcement in this regard was made after scrutiny of his nomination papers today. Mohanty, who was vice-president of the State BJP unit, was the sole candidate to file nomination for the top post. He got […]

Eviction Drive Near Lingaraj Temple Suspended After Traders' Protest

Bhubaneswar: The ongoing eviction near Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar was temporarily suspended by the authorities after local traders gheraoed Lingaraj Police station and staged a massive demonstration on Tuesday. Hundreds of traders staged the demonstration as they alleged that the eviction drive was launched by the authorities without holding any talks or rehabilitation. Though the […]

BJP Attacks Odisha Government, Poses Six Questions

Bhubaneswar: The State BJP Vice-President Samir Mohanty today lashed out at the Odisha government today alleging that the ruling party has politicized serious matters for personal benefit which has hindered the State’s progress. In a press meet, Mohanty posed six questions before the Odisha government and said that Odisha is in the second position when […]

BJD Heavyweights' Bijepur Campaign During Durga Puja Sparks Political Mudslinging

Bargarh: As Durga Puja revelry gathers pace, the entire State dips in festive mood but some heavyweight leaders of the BJD, especially from the coastal areas, have reportedly skipped their Durga puja celebration for party campaigning in bypoll-bound Bijepur of Bargarh district. The ruling party’s such strategy to win the bypoll by burning the midnight […]

Naveen Western Odisha
Naveen Resigning From Bijepur Is BJD's First Deceptive Game In 5th Term: Odisha BJP

Bhubaneswar: Following resignation of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik from Bijepur Assembly seat on Sunday, Odisha BJP Vice President Samir Mohanty strongly criticised the decision of the CM while claiming that Patnaik has failed the people of Bijepur and West Odisha. Mohanty said, “Mission Western Odisha has failed. The people urged him to contest from there […]

Youth lathicharged during CM Naveen's road show
Youth 'lathi-charged' by Bolangir cops during CM Naveen's roadshow DIES

Bolangir: In an unfortunate incident, a youth succumbed to the injuries today he had allegedly sustained in a lathi-charge by police during CM Naveen Patnaik’s road show in Bolangir days before the second phase polls in Odisha. The deceased has been identified as Niranjan Sahu of Agalpur Phatamunda of the district. According to sources, police […]

Attack during Jay Panda roadshow: Odisha BJP moves to CEO

Bhubaneswar: Alleging the involvement of the ruling-Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in the attack during Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda’s roadshow in Aul of Kendrapara district last evening, a delegation of Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) led by party’s vice-president  Samir Mohanty moved to the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Odisha today. The saffron party’s vice-president alleged that the […]

Odisha BJP targets BJD
Scared of Modi wave, Naveen & Co. resorting to violence: Odisha BJP

Bhubaneswar: State BJP vice president Samir Mohanty today slammed BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik and his leaders for the incidents of violence reported from several constituencies during the first phase polls yesterday. Mohanty claimed that the BJD, apprehensive of losing out in the 2019 elections, is resorting to violence in an attempt to suppress the Modi […]

BJD LS candidate in trouble for discrepancies in father's name

Keonjhar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has drawn the attention of Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) over discrepancies found in the father’s name of BJD’s Keonjhar Lok Sabha candidate, Chandrani Murmu. As per reports, while the father’s name registered in Chandrani’s nomination paper is Sanjeeb Murmu, in the voter identification card it is Sanjeeb Sinha. Similarly, […]

BJP to launch 'Jana Adalat Yatra’ in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to highlight the alleged inefficiencies of the ruling-BJD, the BJP is going to launch ‘Jana Adalat Yatra’ in 21 Lok Sabha constituencies of the State. The saffron party will organise the campaign from February 10 to 17 and will file chargesheets against the State government during these public courts in the […]

BJP demands Surjya Patro's resignation over paddy procurement 'lapses'

Bhubaneswar: The BJP today slammed Odisha Cooperation Minister Surjya Narayan Patro, who had challenged the Opposition parties to prove the allegations that paddy is being sold at prices below the MSP in mandis. Patro had said that he will quit if the allegations are proven. Accusing Patro of hoodwinking the residents of Odisha, Odisha BJP […]

Violence in Satkosia: Innocent villagers lodged in police custody, alleges BJP

Angul: BJP on Wednesday alleged innocent people have been arrested by police on false charges of involvement in violence after tigress Sundari allegedly killed a resident of Tainsi village in the district a few days back. After visiting the village, BJP State vice-president Samir Mohanty said that police picked up some villagers without any charges […]

Odisha Congress fumes as BJD, BJP concur on National Register of Citizens

Bhubaneswar: With the BJP and the BJD finding a common ground on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) issue, the Congress in Odisha seems to be visibly flustered. Congress alleged that it is a deviation of BJD from its oft-cited ‘equidistance’ policy as far as political alliances go. Congress Leader and Opposition party chief whip, […]

Odisha BJP puts forth farmer concerns before Parliamentary Committee

Bhubaneswar: A delegation of Odisha BJP met the Chairman, Standing Committee of Parliament on Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Hukmdev Narayan Yadav today and submitted a memorandum to him over various farmer issues in the State. A team led by State BJP Vice-President Samir Mohanty met Yadav, BJP MP from Madhubani constituency of Bihar, who is […]

Pinaki praise for Dharmendra ‘anti-party’: Debasish Samantaray

Cuttack: BJD MP Pinaki Mishra’s praise for Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has kicked off a political stir between BJD and BJP. However, Mishra’s remarks have not has not gone well particularly within his own party members. Senior party leader and MLA Debashish Samantaray on Sunday took a jibe at Mishra for praising Pradhan and termed […]

Ordered probe into cattle deaths before BJP raised issue: Damodar Rout

Bhubaneswar/Bargarh: Odisha Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Minister Damodar Rout said he had already directed an enquiry into cattle deaths due to Theileria disease before BJP leaders demanded a probe today. BJP leader Samir Mohanty had today alleged that cattle in the State are being given poisonous vaccines procured by the state government. Mohanty, in […]

BJP panel seeks Governor’s intervention on CM's poll fund irregularities

Bhubaneswar: A team of BJP delegates, led by party’s State Vice-President Samir Mohanty, met Governor SC Jamir today over the alleged discrepancies in the poll expenses of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and his party BJD. The team submitted a memorandum to Jamir seeking his intervention on the issue. Earlier on Friday, the BJP had moved […]

Cross-voting likely in Presidential Elections: Tara Bahinipati

Bhubaneswar: With differences clearly visible among several parties over NDA’s Presidential candidate, Congress Chief Whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati on Monday expressed apprehensions about ‘cross-voting’ by the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD). As UPA backed candidate Meira Kumar is popular among the intellectual masses, MPs of several political parties including Shiv Sena, BJP and BJD may […]

BJP protest
BJP turns heat on BJD-Cong, demands Sam Pitroda's ouster

Bhubaneswar: Demanding immediate ouster of Sam Pitroda from the post of Technical Advisor to the State government for his alleged involvement in the National Herald property grabbing case, the State unit of the BJP staged a demonstration at Master Canteen here on Sunday. Vice-president of BJP’s Odisha unit, Samir Mohanty said, the BJD and Congress […]

Martyr’s kin traced: After BJP, Ama Odisha chief smells foul play

Bhubaneswar: The controversy surrounding the mysterious disappearance of Babula Panda, grandson of freedom fighter Laxmi Indira Panda, on Friday turned murkier with Ama Odisha chief Soumya Ranjan Patnaik joining the ongoing tussle between BJD and BJP on the issue. Even though Babula Panda was traced at Mancheswar area here yesterday, Patnaik on Friday suspected political […]

BJP on kerosene
BJP alleges siphoning off of allotted kerosene provided to Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Odisha BJP Vice President Samir Mohanty targeted the State Government today over the kerosene quota, alleging that the kerosene provided to the State is siphoned off in between. He said that money earned from this is going to the pockets of Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Sanjay Das Burma and BJD spokesperson Pratap […]

Centre seeks UC of PRASAD scheme from Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Central Government has asked the expenditure details of the Rs 10 crores given to Odisha Government, two years back, for the development of Puri, Ramchandi and Deuli under the Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spirituality Augmentation Drive (PRASAD) scheme. The Tourism Ministry has informed that the second phase of funds will be released only after […]

BJP for impartial probe into nexus between Debi Mishra, arrested IAS officer

Bhubaneswar: The BJP today demanded a thorough and impartial probe into the unholy nexus between minister Debi Prasad Mishra and arrested IAS officer and OSIC MD Partha Sarathi Mishra. Addressing a press conference here, BJP state vice president Samir Mohanty said the tainted IAS officer was collecting money for Mishra as his agent. “But as […]

BJP alleges rampant irregularities in voter list

Bhubaneswar: The State BJP today alleged that there have been rampant irregularities in the voter list in Odisha by the government machinery. Talking to media persons here, BJP State vice president Samir Mohanty claimed that he has come to know about such irregularities during his recent tour to Balasore district. “I have arrived here today […]

Tarabha murder
Tarabha youth murder: Prime accused nabbed

Dhenkanal/Bhubaneswar: Police today arrested Byomokesh Biswal, a jawan of Odisha State Armed Police (OSAP) and prime accused in the murder of Salman Rout who succumbed to the bullet injuries in Dhenkanal District Headquarters Hospital last evening after he was shot at during a pre-poll violence in Tarabha village earlier in the day. “We are investigating […]

Rishi death: Police may call up BMC Mayor for interrogation

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police, which is investigating into the much-talked-about death of Asutosh Mohanty alias Rishi, an engineering student, today said that they might call BMC Mayor Anant Narayan Jena for interrogation. Sources in the Commissionerate Police said that on the basis of the allegations by the Student Congress, statement by three friends of Rishi […]

BMC Mayor link in Rishi death: BJP gives Bhubaneswar bandh call on Dec 19

Bhubaneswar: Alleging the complicity of BMC Mayor Anant Narayan Jena in the death of Ashutosh Mohanty alias Rishi, an engineering student, the BJP today gave a 12-hour dawn-to-dusk Bhubaneswar bandh call on Wednesday. Announcing the decision at a press briefing here, Bhubaneswar District BJP President Harekrushna Khuntia said no vehicles in the city will be […]