The BJD legislator from Khandapada and Editor of leading Odia daily, Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, who was in news for his sharp editorials on the state of affairs in the BJD and Mamita murder case, today toed the BJD official line that people are the ultimate decider in a democracy.
Strongly condemning the egg attack by certain Opposition party members at the carcade of Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik in Puri yesterday, BJD vice-president and Khandapada MLA Soumya Ranjan Patnaik stated that he does not believe in pelting of eggs to express displeasure and revolt.
The senior BJD leader further added, “Panchayat election is around the corner and this is a way of political leaders to show off their power and influence. But, there are other ways to display protest too,” he said.
Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Vice President and Khandapada MLA Soumya Ranjan Patnaik on Tuesday triggered a row by openly admitting administrative negligence in the Kotia border dispute. Patnaik was out to get him tested for COVID-19 before the budget session of the Odisha Assembly beginning on February 18, when he spoke his mind on […]
Bhubaneswar: A day after creating a storm by terming the kidnapping and murder of five-year-old Nayagarh girl ‘Pari’ ‘a minor incident’, BJD vice-president and Khandapada MLA Soumya Ranjan Patnaik on Saturday took a U-turn, claiming that his version had been distorted by some people for gaining political mileage. “Some people with a bleak political future […]
Bhubaneswar: BJD leader S R Patnaik on Thursday strongly opposed a proposal by the ISKCON Ludhiana unit to organise the annual Rath Yatra on a different date, and urged the Odisha chief minister to take up the matter with his Punjab counterpart. The issue was raised by Patnaik in the assembly, who cited reports that […]
Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal’s (BJD) plan to field as many as six Rajya Sabha members in the 2019 Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Odisha appeared to have had a boomerang effect on the party. The party may lose one Rajya Sabha seat if the united opposition field a consensus candidate against the BJD […]
Bhubaneswar: Senior Congress leader Kanhu Charan Lenka on Sunday blamed the top leadership of the party’s State unit for the poor performance in 2019 polls in Odisha alleging that the vested interests of OPCC chief Niranjan Patnaik and others led to the party’s debacle in the State. Debacle of Congress here in the 2019 polls […]
Nayagarh: A clash broke out between the supporters of BJD Khandapada MLA Anubhav Patnaik and BJD MP Soumya Ranjan Patnaik during Jana Sampark Padayatra in Banamalipur Panchayat of Nayagarh yesterday. As per reports, the brawl started after Soumya Ranjan’s supporters allegedly raised slogans against the Khandapada MLA using banners and posters which was vehemently opposed […]
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Three BJD leaders from Odisha – Prasanta Nanda, Soumya Ranjan Patnaik and Achyuta Samanta took oath as Rajya Sabha members in presence of Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu, the ex-officio Chairman of the upper house today. Earlier on March 15, the ruling party candidates were elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha after returning […]
Bhubaneswar: Three Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidates – Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, Achyuta Samanta and Prasanta Nanda were elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha on Thursday after the last date of withdrawal of nomination ended today. Returning officer Patil Rajesh Prabhakar declared the names of three ruling party candidates as elected members to the upper house of […]
Bhubaneswar: Nomination papers of BJD candidates for three Rajya Sabha seats from Odisha were found valid after scrutiny and were accepted today. Besides the three BJD candidates – Achyuta Samanta, Soumya Ranjan Patnaik and Prashanta Nanda – social activist Subash Mohapatra had filed nomination for election to the House of Elders as an independent candidate. […]
Bhubaneswar: Three Biju Janata Dal leaders- Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, Achyut Samanta and party spokesperson Prasanta Nanda – filed their nomination papers for three Rajya Sabha seats here on Friday. They filed their papers before the Returning officer at the Odisha Legislative Assembly in presence of Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik. Several Ministers and […]
Bhubaneswar: Voices of dissent surfaced within the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Wednesday over Rajya Sabha tickets to Ama Odisha chief Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, KIIT and KISS founder Achyuta Samanta and party spokesperson Prashanta Nanda. Senior BJD leader and former State Women’s Commission chairperson, Jyoti Panigrahi today expressed her displeasure over Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s […]
Shortly after Mr. Soumya Ranjan Patnaik joined the BJD this morning, someone posted on Facebook a video of an interview the ‘Sambad’ Editor had given to a local TV channel some time back. Asked about the possibility of joining the BJD during the course of the interview, Patnaik says rhetorically, “I am running an Odia […]
Bhubaneswar: Clearing the air, the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Wednesday announced its candidates for Rajya Sabha. As expected, Ama Odisha chief Soumya Ranjan Patnaik along with founder of KIIT and KISS Achyuta Samanta and party spokesperson Prashanta Nanada were given the tickets. The names of three candidates were announced by Odisha Chief Minister […]
Bhubaneswar: Putting an end to speculations, Ama Odisha Party president Soumya Ranjan Patnaik and founder of KIIT and KISS Achyuta Samanta today joined BJD in presence of party president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at his residence Naveen Niwas. Speculations related to Soumya Ranjan, the Editor of Odia daily ‘Sambad’ were rife after he recently met CM […]
Bhubaneswar: After Senior Congress Leader Narasingha Mishra’s meeting with CM Naveen Patnaik in Delhi created some flutter, reports are doing the rounds that president of Ama Odisha Party, Soumya Ranjan Patnaik also met the BJD president, triggering speculations that these two stalwarts of Odisha politics could have some role to play in the ruling party […]
Bhubaneswar: Amid fast changing political situation in Odisha, Ama Odisha Party (AOP) Chief Soumya Ranjan Patnaik called upon Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at latter’s residence on Saturday. The meet has led to speculation among several people in the state as they see a new possible alliance between the two parties. However, AOP chief clearly […]
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 […]
The Arthika Sanstha Manakdwara Kshatigrastanka Milita Manch today demanded a tehsil-wise survey of chit fund investors who lost their hard-earned money in one of the biggest scam of the State