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Dissidence continues to grow in BJD over ticket distribution

Bhadrak/Cuttack: As the elections are getting closer, resentment continues to grow among BJD leaders and workers over distribution of party tickets. BJD’s Bhadrak MP Arjun Sethi, who resigned from BJD after his son was denied ticket from the party, today lashed out at the ruling party. Later in the day, he joined BJP. Sethi, in […]

Three former MLAs quit Congress; accuse party of selling tickets

Bhubaneswar: Disappointed over ticket distribution, three former MLAs along with their hundreds of supporters resigned from the Congress party in Odisha today. Former MLA of Junagarh, Gobardhan Das and two other ex-MLAs Kumarmani Shabar and Jugaram Behera reached the Pradesh Congress office in Bhubaneswar and tendered their resignations. Moreover, they alleged the party of selling […]

BJP activists express resentment over ticket distribution

Bhubaneswar: Supporters of BJP leader Amiya Dash last night staged dharna in front of the party’s State headquarters here after his name was not mentioned in the list of candidates announced for 99 Assembly constituencies. Resentment brewed among the supporters after the party named Babu Singh, who left BJD and joined BJP recently, as party […]

Resentment in BJD over party’s ticket distribution in Paralakhemundi

Paralakhemundi: Hours after the ruling-BJD announced its candidate list for first and second phase general elections in Odisha on Monday, party leaders and workers in Paralakhemundi of Gajapati district have spewed venom over the candidate selection for the Assembly constituency. Supporters of Ex-MLA of Paralakhemundi K. Narayan Rao have openly protested the party’s decision to […]

Will BJD walk the women reservation talk in ticket distribution?

Bhubaneswar: After seeking 33 percent reservation for women in legislative assemblies and Parliament, all eyes are now on the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on how far it will follow its own idea while distributing party tickets for the upcoming general elections. According to party sources, BJD is planning to field nearly 21 to 25 women […]

Elections 2019: Parties in Odisha gearing up for ticket distribution

Bhubaneswar: Amid speculations of ‘early’ elections, political parties in the state are on their toes and have begun spadework to select candidates. While the Odisha Congress is all set to announce the names of at least 50 candidates by August 31, the ruling BJD and the BJP are also getting battle ready. Out of the […]

Elections 2019: Odisha Congress may deny tickets to defeated candidates

Bhubaneswar: Hectic parleys have begun in Odisha Congress camp as efforts are now on to field new faces in 2019 general elections. Speculations are also rife that many senior leaders would be denied tickets in the upcoming elections. At the two-day Pradesh Election Committee (PEC) meeting, consensus seems to have been reached over denying tickets […]

Winnability is the only preference for party tickets: OPCC chief

Bhubaneswar: Clearing the air over the growing confusion among Congress leaders on the ‘One man one post’ policy, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) President Niranjan Patnaik today said that it only means one shall not hold party post and the post of an elected representative simultaneously. “The ‘one man one post’ issue has been misinterpreted […]