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Tag: Suresh Routray

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OPCC show-cause notice: MLA Suresh Routray refuses to make apology for 'slip of tongue'

Routray, who often remains in news for his unserious remarks, had recently triggered a row by claiming that Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik takes the final call with respect to the selection of OPCC president

#Watch: Congress leader Suresh Routray drops bombshell, says CM Naveen selects OPCC chief
#Watch: Congress leader Suresh Routray drops bombshell, says CM Naveen selects OPCC chief

While talking to journalists in Bhubaneswar, Routray said, “The decision regarding who will be the OPCC president and the Pravari for the State is entirely within Naveen Patnaik’s discretion.”

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Aamir Khan Changing Wife Every 15 Yrs, Bad Influence For India: Odisha MLA Sura Routray

The recent announcement by celebrity couple Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao regarding their separation has not only taken their fans by surprise but has irked many.

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Pipili Bypoll: Congress' Suresh Routray Pitches For Candidature Of Late Ajit Mangaraj's Wife

Bhubaneswar: Speaking about the Congress party’s prospects in the Pipili bypoll that has been postponed till May 13 after the demise of Congress candidate Ajit Mangaraj, veteran leader and MLA…

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Pipili Bypolls: Delay In Congress' Candidate Announcement Sends Wrong Message, Says Suresh Routray

Bhubaneswar: Targeting his own party, Congress MLA Suresh Routray on Sunday said, inordinate delay in party’s candidate announcement for the impending bypolls of Pipili, is sending a wrong signal to the public. And the sooner they decide upon a name is better for the party. “We have sent five names to party’s central leadership in […]

Odisha: Delay In Construction Of Jatni Flyover Resents Locals

Khordha: Resentment is brewing among local residents and traders over inordinate delay in the construction of flyover at Sitaram square near Jatni in the district. Local traders, who have been evicted for the facilitation of the flyover, have demanded early execution of the project and adequate compensation for them. “We cooperated with the district administration […]

Are Odisha Ministers Getting Sidelined In 5T governance push?

Bhubaneswar: While Health minister Naba Das was absent during marathon visits of Transformation and Initiatives (5T) team to different hospitals, his sudden visit to Bhadrak District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) today, raised questions about the role of ministers in the implementation of the 5T model of governance with the Opposition parties criticising the initiative. “As per […]

BJP Terms 5T An Old Concept, Congress Ridicules It As '5 Tea'

Bhubaneswar: Taking a jibe at the Odisha government over ‘sudden’ implementation of 5T model, the Opposition once again cornered the ruling-party asking why 5T was introduced now after 20 years of BJD governance and not before. While senior BJP leader and Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi termed 5T model as an old wine in a new bottle, […]

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Odisha Politicians Hurl Ram-Ravan Jibe At Each Other

Bhubaneswar: A day ahead of the Ravan Podi Utsav, Senior Congress MLA Sura Routray today came up with the star cast of his version of Ramayana and said that every political party is Odisha has Ravans, the ‘demon’ king of Lanka. While Congress Chief Niranjan Patnaik happens to be the Lord Ram in Routray’s Ramayana, […]

Odisha likely to revive 'dormant' planning board

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government is mulling to restructure the State Planning Board which has so far remained ‘dormant’ in the past several years. Sources said that restructuring of the planning board is likely to be on the lines of the Niti Aayog. Though it is still unclear what will be the revised structure of the planning […]

Odisha Assembly adjourned twice amid noisy protests by opposition

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly Monday witnessed pandemonium and repeated adjournments due to noisy protests by opposition BJP and Congress MLAs, who were demanding a statement from Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on the alleged deterioration of law and order in the state. The issue was raised by Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Pradipta Kumar Naik […]

Where did all pucca houses in Fani-hit areas go: BJP questions Odisha govt claim

Bhubaneswar: Soon after Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik placed a demand for 5 lakh pucca houses before Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the BJP targeted the state government over tall claims made regarding Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana. Addressing a presser in Bhubaneswar, senior BJP leader KV Singh Deo questioned that if Odisha CM and State government claimed […]

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Intra-party bickering in Odisha Congress gets uglier

Bhubaneswar: A day after Congress chief whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati lambasted senior party leader Suresh Routray for his remarks on party legislators, Talsara MLA Prafulla Majhi and Sundargarh MLA Jogesh Singh today questioned Suresh aka Sura Routray on his rights and eligibility to make such statements. Majhi said, “Who is Sura Routray? Is he a […]

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 […]