The lukewarm response given to the Bandh call given by Naba Nirmana Krushaka Sangathan (NNKS) has proved that the people have outrightly rejected their agenda. More so, the farmers of the state have showed confidence in their Government by not becoming puppets in the hands of the two political parties - the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress- that supported the Bandh today.
Unquestionably, the annual matriculation examination conducted by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) is the most important academic event for the students in Odisha as it decides their future prospects. While more than six lakh students are preparing to appear this annual exam on Feb 22, the Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) has given a dawn-to-dusk bandh call that threatens to paralyze no
With elections just round the corner, the Congress is trying to politicize the Mahanadi issue to woo the voters in Odisha, especially in Western Odisha where more than 90 per cent of the people are dependent on the river.
In a fresh blow to beleaguered Odisha Congress, several of its party workers from Koraput district today joined the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD).
Former Congress MLA from Sundargarh constituency Jogesh Singh joined the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) here today.
With elections are not so far away, the political temperature is gradually rising in Odisha. The State is witnessing hectic campaigning by Central leaders from both the BJP and Congress.
With the resignation of two MLAs, the Congress is likely to lose its status of the principal opposition party in the Odisha assembly.
Bhubaneswar: While the general elections are just few months away in Odisha, two major opposition parties – the BJP and Congress are flexing their muscles to put best foot forward. BJP, which is making all out efforts to make inroads into Odisha to compensate its probable loss in Hindi heartland states where the party faced debacle recently and the Congress, which is trying to infuse new lease of
Bhubaneswar: Congress in Odish, which was pushed into oblivion with lot of controversies and set back after senior leaders, quit party, the Congress ins seeing its revival in Odisha as well with the dramatic announcement of Priyanka Gandhi’s electoral plunge
In a further setback to the crisis-ridden Odisha Congress, another senior leader today resigned from the party.
Chaos broke out at the Odisha BJP’s mishrana parva (mass joining) on Sunday as a group of women Congress members from Bolagarh area in Khordha district were asked to join the saffron party with false promises.
In a major boost to the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) ahead of the elections, several leaders and grassroots workers from the Congress and BJP in Koraput District joined the Odisha’s ruling party here on Saturday.
Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Srikant Jena was expelled from the grand old party on Saturday.
While Biju Janata Dal’s skipping of TMC Chief Mamata Banerjee-led ‘United Opposition Rally’ in Kolkata today raised debates in the political circles, Odisha’s ruling party clarified its stand and ideology in the national politics.
In a further blow to the Congress, one of its prominent leaders Prakash Behera will soon switch to ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD).
In a setback to the Congress and BJP ahead of elections, several of their grassroots workers in Umerkote assembly constituency in Nabarangpur District today joined the ruling Biju Janata Dal.
In a setback to the BJP ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Odisha visit, thousands of the saffron workers from Dhamnagar assembly constituency in Bhadrak district joined the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) here on Sunday.
New Delhi: In a significant development, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati with MLAs today extended her support to the Congress Party which is able to secure 114 seats to form the next government in Madhya Pradesh.
In a blow to the Congress, Chakradhar Paika, a prominent leader and former MLA from Mohana today joined the ruling Biju Janata Dal.
Before the commencement of the Assembly session, the Congress activists led by the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik had staged a dharna in front of the State Assembly and detained the BJD leaders who had come in their vehicles.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) today made it clear that the party would not support the Bharat Bandh called by the Congress against the rising fuel prices.
Inspired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s crystal clean image, transparent government and pro-poor programmes, over hundreds of grassroots members of the BJP and Congress from Odisha’s Koraput District today joined the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD).
Bhubaneswar: Reiterating winnability as the sole factor for deciding ticket, PCC President Niranjan Patnaik today clarified that leaders having serious criminal antecedents or convicted in any case and those who were defeated in a huge margin in last election will not be taken into consideration this time.
Notwithstanding the impact of the recently concluded Rajya Sabha deputy chairman election on the general elections next year, one thing can be easily ascertained that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has once again proved his stature as a game-changer in national politics, despite the fact that the Odisha mass leader has never shown his obsession for a significant role in corridors of power in New De
Bhubaneswar: Even as the Assembly and Lok Sabha elections is 7 months away, the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) has convened a meeting of the party legislature meeting to discuss the poll strategy today, party sources said.
This will be Rahul’s first visit to the state after Niranjan took over the reins of the state Congress from Prasad Harichandan on April 19, 2018.
Speaking to our correspondent, Naik said, Honorable Chief Minister has taken lots of welfare scheme for the poor people and after joining BJD I will work for the grass root people.
Bhubaneswar: In a significant development, several Congress leaders and their supporters from the Paralakhemundi Assembly constituency have joined the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) at the Naveen Nivas here on Wednesday.
Koraput: Odisha Congress is once again witnessing internal disturbance as its Koraput MLA Krushna Chandra Sagaria today threatened to quit the party if the party high command does not take action against Tara Prasad Bahinipati, the Jeypore MLA and Congress chief whip.
New Delhi: All India Congress Committee (AICC) today announced the names of the new District Congress Committee presidents and working presidents ahead of crucial general and assembly elections.
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha unit of Trinamool Congress faced a major setback today as its president and all office bearers have joined the Congress.
Normal life has crippled from early morning today in twin city of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack with the Congress observing a six-hour 'Chaka Jam' protest against the steep hike in the prices of petrol and diesel from 6 am and will continue till noon.