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Senior Journalist Ruben Banerjee Counters VK Pandian’s Claims Made During ‘First Ever Interview’
Senior Journalist Ruben Banerjee Counters VK Pandian’s Claims Made During ‘First Ever Interview’

During the recent interview, 5T chairman VK Pandian made some claims which were countered by Ruben Banerjee, the senior journalist who has penned the biography of Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik.

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  • Thursday, 15 February 2024
Congress Members Show Black Flag To Pandian
BJD leader VK Pandian faces black-flag protest in Bhawanipatna

Pandian was shown black flag at Manikeswari Chhak when he was on his way to Krishnanagar to attend a public meeting after finishing a ‘Nua O’ programme in the morning at Bhawanipatna.

  • Friday, 12 January 2024
GM University, Sambalpur
Sambalpur GM University exams postponed for ‘Nua O’ programme; 'VK Pandian playing with our future'

The exams for third semester undergraduates and postgraduates, which were scheduled for January 13, were rescheduled to January 24 following a letter from Zilla Parishad.

  • Friday, 12 January 2024
Pandian is now bigger than Naveen!
Pandian is now bigger than Naveen!

The Boss is now resigned, for whatever reason, to his former secretary running both the party and the state by proxy while he cools his heels inside the fortified confines of Naveen Nivas.

  • Tuesday, 09 January 2024
Baidika Brahmana Parishad At Raj Bhawan
Kamiya Jani row: Brahmin Council meets Odisha Governor, demands action against Pandian, Jani

An 11-member delegation of the ‘Vaidika Brahmana Parishad’ met the Governor at Raj Bhawan in Bhubaneswar and submitted the memorandum.

  • Wednesday, 03 January 2024
Kamiya Jani ripple effect: Akhandalamani servitors oppose Pandian’s visit, sprinkle Ganga water 
Kamiya Jani ripple effect: Akhandalamani servitors oppose Pandian’s visit, sprinkle Ganga water 

The entry of YouTuber Kamiya Jani into Puri Srimandir excited protests from servitors at the Baba Akhandalamani temple at Aradi in Bhadrak during 5T chairperson VK Pandian's visit on Wednesday. 

  • Wednesday, 27 December 2023
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VK Pandian won’t fight 2024 elections: BJD’s Debi Prasad Mishra

While Mishra denied Pandian’s direct nomination filing in the next election. However, Mishra further said that there would be no issues if Pandian decides to contest the election.

  • Friday, 15 December 2023
VK Pandian - The chosen retrofit for Biju Janata Dal 
VK Pandian - The chosen retrofit for Biju Janata Dal 

Those who think Naveen Patnaik finally has chosen his successor are, therefore, not off the mark. That explains why Pandian’s formal entry to the Party has created the present buzz, and why there is so much of discussion everywhere.

  • Saturday, 02 December 2023
Pandian in BJD: Will Karthik ensure another hat-trick?
Pandian in BJD: Will Karthik ensure another hat-trick?

The Pandian era has formally begun in BJD and after the coming assembly elections, the ‘de facto’ power centre will, in all probability, become the ‘de jure’ power centre in Odisha’s ruling party.

  • Thursday, 30 November 2023
Pandian Will Be the 'Power Behind the Throne', not the 'King' !!
Pandian Will Be the 'Power Behind the Throne', not the 'King' !! 

There is little doubt that Pandian will call all the shots in the ruling party - and the government if the party, as widely expected, get another term in office.

  • Monday, 27 November 2023
VK Pandian Formally Joins BJD At Naveen Niwas
Former IAS officer VK Pandian formally joins BJD

He joined the conch party at Naveen Niwas in the presence of party supremo Naveen Patnaik and other party leaders.

  • Monday, 27 November 2023
The ‘Pandian Phenomenon’& its impact on Odisha politics
The ‘Pandian Phenomenon’& its impact on Odisha politics

If there is one person who is discussed more than CM Naveen Patnaik or even PM Narendra Modi among the educated and conscious citizenry of Odisha, he is none other than Mr. V. K Pandian, voluntarily retired IAS, ex-private secretary to the CM.

  • Thursday, 09 November 2023
Naveen Patnaik and VK Pandian
Both Naveen and Pandian Have Taken Huge Gambles

He has taken voluntary retirement from IAS with nearly a decade left of his service not to become an also-ran in the ruling party, but because he wants to be numero uno.

  • Sunday, 29 October 2023
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Rise of VK Pandian: A totalitarian construct

For critics, this has been a saga of skulduggery perpetrated by persons whose duty was to protect and preserve constitutional niceties.

  • Sunday, 29 October 2023
Ink Attack: VK Pandian’s Transition as Politician now complete
Ink Attack: VK Pandian’s transition as politician now complete

The police that had slapped Sec 307 (attempt to murder) charges on a bunch of Youth Congress activists who had dared to throw eggs on the Chief Minister’s cavalcade a few years ago – none of which hit the CM’s vehicle, by the way – set the accused, Bhaskar Sahu, free.

  • Sunday, 20 August 2023
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