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Tag: Srikant Jena

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NINL Disinvestment A Conspiracy By Centre, Odisha Govt: Srikant Jena

Bhubaneswar: Former Union minister Srikant Jena on Sunday alleged that the decision to disinvest Neelachal Ispat Nigam Limited (NINL) was part of a “conspiracy” by the Centre and the Odisha government to hand it over to some industrialists. He said any move to privatise the company would be opposed tooth and nail and was against […]

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Srikant Jena, Niranjan Patnaik bonhomie fuels speculation

Bhubaneswar: A meeting between OPCC chief Niranjan Patnaik and expelled Congress leader Srikant Jena has fuelled speculations of the latter’s return to the party. During the 11th day post-death rituals of former MLA Brundaban Patra, the OPCC chief was seen having a extended jovial conversation with Jena. While this is said to be the first […]

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Tainted mine owners be debarred from bidding in mines auction: Srikant Jena

Bhubaneswar: Former Union Minister Srikant Jena on Tuesday demanded that tainted mine owners be debarred from bidding for mines auction in Odisha and steps taken to protect the interest of the state and its people. “Necessary steps must be taken to ensure that all the tainted mine owners who were involved in illegal mining and […]

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Srikant Jena raises questions on schemes named after Biju Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: Soon after the Supreme Court asked the former UP Chief Minister and BSP head Mayawati to deposit public money used for erecting statues of herself and elephants to the exchequer, senior leader Srikant Jena on Friday raised questions on the State government rolling out several schemes named after Biju Patnaik. Jena stated that if […]

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Op-Ed: Fire and brimstone amounting to nothing!

What next for Srikant Jena? Of the two other major parties in Odisha, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is unlikely to open its doors for the man who has just been shown the door by the Congress given what he has done in the past to the man in whose name the BJD has been […]

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Srikant Jena, Krushna Sagaria dismissed from Odisha Congress

Bhubaneswar: Former Union Minister Srikant Jena and ex-MLA of Koraput, Krushna Chandra Sagaria were dismissed from Odisha Congress today on disciplinary grounds. In a press release, the Odisha Pradesh Congress disciplinary committee convenor Ananta Sethi clarified that both the leaders have been dismissed from the primary membership of the party for their anti-party remarks in […]

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AICC to take final call on action against Srikant Jena: Odisha Congress

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Congress disciplinary committee has passed a proposal to recommend the All India Congress Committee (AICC) to take action against senior party leader Srikant Jena for his allegedly undesirable comments. “As he is a member of the AICC and a former Union Minister, the AICC will take decision on action against him. The disciplinary […]

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Srikant Jena resigns from all OPCC committee posts

Bhubaneswar: Days after being sacked from the Congress Manifesto Committee, senior leader Srikant Jena today resigned from all other core committees of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC). Jena has also written a letter to party AICC president Rahul Gandhi informing about his resignation as member of OPCC working committee and election committee of the party. […]

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Srikant-Niranjan war of words exposes chinks in Congress armour

Bhubaneswar: Disappointing though for the oldest party in the country, the latest war of words between Srikant Jena and Niranjan Patnaik today, after the former’s removal from the party’s manifesto committee for the 2019 polls, clearly doesn’t augur well for rank and cadres besides supporters of the Congress. Jena today brought allegations against Niranjan of […]

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Vedanta money used in Bijepur bypoll: Congress’ Srikant Jena

Bhubaneswar: Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Srikant Jena today alleged that money of Vedanta Company has been spent in the by-election to the Bijepur Assembly constituency. “When everyone’s attention was on Bijepur, government made a policy change to favour Anil Agrawal by ensuing Bauxite supply to Vedanta. Hundreds of crores have been spent […]

Srikant clears the air after Niranjan takes jibe at him over mining scam

Bhubaneswar: In an open letter to former OPCC president Niranjan Patnaik, senior Congress leader Srikant Jena on Thursday said that he had not targeted the former while stating that mine looters exist in all political parties including his party. “In an answer to a reporter’s question I had said all parties that include Congress also. […]

Srikant, Niranjan engage in verbal duel over mining scam

Bhubaneswar: Expressing caustic remarks about some of his partymen, senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Srikant Jena today said mine looters exist in all political parties including his party. However, he refrained from naming anyone. “Because of such mine looters, Congress is unable to hold ground in the State,” Jena alleged. He claimed mining […]

Congress alleges scam in shifting of LNG terminal to Dhamra, demands CBI probe

Bhubaneswar: Senior Congress leader Srikant Jena today alleged there was a big scam behind shifting the LNG terminal project from Paradip to Dhamra and giving major stake to a private company, and demanded a CBI probe into the matter. “The LNG Terminal project site was shifted to Dhamra, which was originally slated to be set […]

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Srikant Jena writes to Modi on Mahanadi water, coal cess issues

Bhubaneswar: Reiterating demand for a tribunal to resolve Mahanadi water dispute, senior Congress leader Srikant Jena has today written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to ask Chhattisgarh government to stop  construction of barrage on Mahanadi river. “We can’t allow the Mahanadi to dry up as Odisha would be severely affected. I have tried to […]

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Jena-Mishra war of words at Cong executive meet

The Executive Committee meeting of the State Congress today witnessed a heated exchange of words when senior party leader and former Union minister Srikant Jena lambasted the Leader of Opposition (LoP) Narasingh Mishra over the party’s SC, ST MLAs prostrating in front of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in the Assembly three months back

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Odisha Cong hits out at PM, Centre

State Congress today hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of his Odisha visit and accused the BJP-led Central government of "depriving" the state of Rs 1 lakh crore through reverse bidding of a coal block and putting a brake on CBI probe into chitfund scam

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Modi misleading people on Paradip project: Congress

The Congress on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of misleading the nation and making “hollow and lame allegations” regarding the delay in the commencement of the Paradip oil refinery project in Odisha

Srikant Jena challenges Odisha CM for debate on development

Union minister Srikant Jena on Saturday challenged Odisha Chief Minister Navin Patnaik to a public debate on issues affecting the state including mining scam, central assistance to the state and chit fund scam

Suspended BJP MLA Bhimsen Choudhury joins Congress

Suspended BJP MLA from Bonai constituency Bhimsen Choudhury today joined Congress in Delhi in presence of Odisha PCC president Jayadev Jena.....

Srikant appointed Congress campaign committee chief for Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The All India Congress Committee (AICC) has formed the campaign committee for Odisha appointing Union minister Srikant Jena as its head. The committee will have 24 members including PCC president Jayadev Jena, senior leader Lalatendu Bidyadhar Mohapatra, Ranjib Biswal and others. However, former PCC president Niranjan Patnaik and MP Hemananda Biswal have not been […]

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Cong promises free power for poor as BMC polls campaigning ends

Opposition Congress promised free power to the people living below poverty line while ruling BJD assured voters of overall development on the last day of campaigning for Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls that came to an end on Tuesday evening

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