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Tag: Sura Routray

AICC, Odisha Congress Lack Coordination: MLA Sura Routray

Bhubaneswar: A day after ruckus by party members during the extended executive body meeting of the Pradesh Youth Congress, senior Congress leader Sura Routray today said that lack of coordination between AICC and Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) has led to resentment within the party. Amidst the speculations over change of guard in the youth […]

Where Will Muslim Refugees Go If India Won't Accept Them: Odisha Congress MLA

Bhubaneswar: After raising voice against the Citizen Amendment Act (CAA) & National Register of Citizens (NRC), senior Congress leader and Jatni MLA Sura Routray slammed the central government over implementation of National Population Register (NPR) in the country. Sura said, “We’ll go to every panchayat, every block in every district of Odisha to create mass […]

Odisha Congress MLA Sura Routray Threatens Self-Immolation

Bhubaneswar: Senior Congress leader and Jatani MLA Sura Routray threatened self-immolation in front of Naveen Niwas if his demands that include relocation of the dumping yard in Daruthenga are not fulfilled within 35 days. The ultimatum came today at a presser, where the veteran Congress leader alleged government apathy towards the development of his constituency […]

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 […]

Revolt In Odisha Congress: Meet Sonia Gandhi, Sura Routray Advises Leaders

Bhubaneswar: Amidst the ongoing infighting and alleged conspiracy for a change of guard in the grand old party in Odisha, senior leader Sura Routray on Thursday advised leaders to meet Sonia Gandhi. The advice came a day after some leaders of the party congregated at Bhubaneswar Panthanivas and threw weight behind Barabati-Cuttack MLA Mohammad Moquim […]

286 cases of atrocity against elderly parents registered in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Members of both the Opposition and ruling party today expressed displeasure in the State Assembly over safety of senior citizens. Responding to a question by the Opposition, Social Security Minister Ashok Panda said that as many as 286 cases of atrocity against elderly parents were registered, of which verdict of 119 cases is out […]

Ruling-BJD MLA exposes flaw in Cyclone Fani house damage survey

Bhubaneswar/Puri: The members of Opposition parties and ruling- BJD MLA Pradeep Maharathy criticized the State government in the Odisha Assembly on Monday over Cyclone Fani relief and restoration. While Congress and BJP members alleged that the Naveen Patnaik-led government has failed to provide adequate relief to the cyclone Fani victims, Maharathy said there was some […]

BJP to don LoP mantle for first time in State polity!

Bhubaneswar: With the 16th Odisha Assembly all set to commence its first session soon, in a first the State Assembly will see the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) donning the mantle of State’s main opposition party. The party has dislodged the Congress party to occupy the coveted LoP (Leader of Opposition) chair this time. Post the […]

War of words ensues between Congress leaders

Bhubaneswar: Infighting has returned to haunt Odisha Congress with senior leaders now engaged in a fresh ‘verbal duel’ that is now likely to adversely affect efforts of the high command to resurrect the grand old party here in the State. This time Congress Chief Whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati has once again spewed venom against Odisha […]

No rat in Odisha Congress: Suresh Routray

Bhubaneswar: A day after former Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) chief Niranjan Patnaik stirred up a hornet’s nest saying there are rats in the party, senior Congress leader Suresh Kumar Routray dismissed the statement of Patnaik and said there are no rats in the party and all partymen are gentlemen. “If anybody wants to see […]