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Tag: Tathagata Satpathy

Tathagata says he is 'no longer associated with BJD'
Tathagata says he is 'no longer associated with BJD'

In 2019, Satpathy openly announced that he was bidding goodbye to electoral politics to actively concentrate on journalism following the wish of his son. 

Tathagata Satpathy's Editorial On Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Draws Flak
Tathagata Satpathy's Editorial On Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Draws Flak

Bhubaneswar: Cuttack MP Bhartruhari Mahtab on Tuesday slammed former BJD MP and editor of Odia newspaper Dharitri Tathagata Satpathy for his editorial on freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. In his editorial ‘Taniaani Samman’, Sathpathy expressed his views on Netaji’s 125th birth anniversary celebrations and other allied activities. However, the opinion did not go down […]

Ganja Cultivation Should Be Decriminalised, Demands Ex-MP Tathagata Satpathy

Bhubaneswar: Expressing resentment over Odisha government’s decision to uphold illegality of cannabis (ganja), former BJD MP Tathagata Satpathy today termed it as short sightedness in the vision of the State government. Demanding decriminalisation of ganja farming, Satpathy said that the plant has medicinal properties and will help small farmers. “I am not in favour of […]

'Super 22' Showcases How Grit Conquers All Odds

Bhubaneswar: Time and again divyangs have proved that they can excel in almost every field – and how could cinema and acting be far. With an aim to provide a platform to such talents, Ollywood actor Sabyasachi Mishra and social welfare organization Smile Please jointly organized ‘Super 22’ show in Bhubaneswar on Monday to showcase […]

We will regret this mistake in Future: Tathagata Satpathy on Demolition In Puri

Puri: After taking a jibe at the Odisha government on social media over demolition in 75 metre area around Puri Srimandir, former BJD MP Tathagata Satpathy once again criticised the move today and said that no one has the right to demolish structures of historical significance. The former BJD MP questioned whether action should be […]

We're Creating An Uglier History Now: Ex-BJD MP On Demolition In Puri

Bhubaneswar: It’s been several days now that the Puri district administration has been undertaking eviction of all structures including mutts and private properties within 75 meters from the boundary wall of Puri Srimandir, and gradually the voices of dissent also seem to be growing louder. A day after Puri Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati alleged conspiracy […]

BJD MP Tathagata Satpathy closes political innings

Bhubaneswar: With the 2019 polls barely one-and-half months away, the incumbent and consecutive three-time BJD MP from Dhenkanal Tathagata Satpathy has decided to quit politics, thereby ending a long career in Odisha’s statecraft. Speculations of Satpathy quitting politics started making rounds on Monday, after he attended an 11-day ritual (shraddha) of an acquaintance in Angul […]

Is BJD eyeing for a bigger role at Centre?

Bhubaneswar: The ruling-BJD in the State, which has been stressing on maintaining equidistance from both the Congress and the BJP, seems to have changed its game plan. Going by BJD MP Tathagata Satpathy’s statement, the BJD might forge an alliance (post 2019 election) with the party that will come to power at the Centre in […]

I am not anyone's servant: BJD MP Tathagata Satpathy

Bhubaneswar: BJD’s Dhenkanal MP Tathagata Satpathy said that in politics he doesn’t consider himself anyone’s servant. While replying to one of his followers on Twitter, Tathagata tweeted “… I am not anyone’s servant. Never, ever, had a Boss.” The remark came after the follower questioned whether a photograph posted by the parliamentarian will not offend […]

Tathagata takes a dig at Tomar for sending official letter in Hindi

Bhubaneswar: Questioning the reason behind sending official communication to non-Hindi speaking people in Hindi, BJD MP from Dhenkanal Tathagata Satpathy on Saturday posted a thread of twitter messages saying that he replied in Odia, to a letter sent by Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar in Hindi. He further stated on social media, “Why are Union […]

Tathagata, Debi Mishra broker peace at Naveen Nivas

Bhubaneswar: After stirring a political storm with his ‘thief’ remark, BJD MP Tathagata Satpathy on Sunday reportedly dumped his past differences with Debi Mishra. Both the senior leaders buried the hatchet after a meeting with party supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here today. Rajya Sabha MP Pratap Deb and Pranab Prakash Das, former energy […]

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BJD stands united behind Naveen Patnaik: MP Tathagata Satpathy

Bhubaneswar: BJD’s Dhenkanal MP, Tathagata Satpathy who was in the middle of a storm over his allegations that BJP is trying hard to split his party, today said that no one has the power to break BJD and the whole party stands united behind Naveen Patnaik. The parliamentarian who was seen at the State Secretariat […]

People shouldn't be jailed for speaking their mind: Tathagata Satpathy

By Nirendra Dev New Delhi: Asserting that it made little sense in a democracy to jail people for “speaking their minds”, senior Biju Janata Dal (BJD) member Tathagata Satpathy has said that the country’s age-old defamation laws need an “urgent re-look” and maintained that he would soon move a private member’s bill in the Lok […]

Tathagat demands total ban on Chinese products

New Delhi: BJD MP Tathagat Satpathy on Monday demanded a total ban on sale of Chinese products in the Indian market. Raising the issue during question hour in Lok Sabha, Satpathy said small and medium companies in the country have incurred heavy losses due to the availability of several China made products at a much […]

BJP, Cong won't form govt in 2019; future of regional parties bright: Satpathy

As the Modi dispensation nears completion of two years in office, an opposition MP foresees failure of both BJP and Congress in the next Lok Sabha polls as he claimed that the future of regional parties is "bright" and the upcoming assembly elections will be a "litmus test for regionalisation of Indian politics"

BJD MP alleges ‘VIP pressure’ behind flight delay, stages dharna

An AI flight to Bhubaneswar from New Delhi was delayed by eight hours allegedly due to some "VIPs" forcing the govt-owned carrier to reassign aircraft and its crew for Bhopal