Speaking at an election rally at Kendrapada, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has caricatured Naveen Patnaik and said this time Naveen Babu will go from Odisha.
Puri: The Puri Lok Sabha Constituency, on eof the most prestigious constituencies in the country, is all set to witness an interesting poll battle between spokespersons of three major political parties--BJP, Congress and the BJD. , though the main battle is between BJP and BJP many see it as ‘Doctor VS Lawyer’ fight.
The high-pitched campaigning for four Lok Sabha and 28 Assembly constituencies going to polls in the first phase of election in Odisha on April 11 has come to end today.
Bhubaneswar: The Congress on Tuesday replaced two more candidates for the upcoming Assembly elections in Odisha.
As the prestigious Berhampur Lok Sabha constituency in south Odisha will go to polls on April 11, the ruling-Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is looking for a candid third consecutive victory on the back of leadership of Naveen Patnaik, while the BJP is desperately seeking Modi magic to woo the voters and the Congress is leaving no stone unturned to rebuild its base in the constituency, which was once consid
Bhubaneswar: The Congress today announced names of candidates for two assembly seats for the upcoming elections.
Bhubaneswar: The Congress on Wednesday announced names of candidates for two Lok Sabha and nine Assembly constituencies of Odisha.
The Odisha Congress will release its poll manifesto in the first week of this month for the ensuing elections in the State, said Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) President Niranjan Patnaik here today.
Bhubaneswar: Senior Congress leader Samanta Khamari today resigned from the party expressing displeasure over allotment of tickets for the ensuing elections.
Bhubaneswar: In a major setback to Odisha Congress ahead of polls, three former MLAs quit the grand old party today alleging bias by senior leadership in ticket distribution.
The Congress has come up with another list of its candidates for four more Assembly constituencies in Odisha.
Bhubaneswar: The Congress late on Friday released its second list of candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and Assembly elections.
The Odisha Congress is shedding crocodile tears on women empowerment for so many years, alleged ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) here today.
All is not well within the Odisha unit of Congress which has suffered a fresh blow soon after the announcement of candidates for the upcoming elections.
Senior Congress leader Tara Prasad Bahinapati expressed his strong displeasure over the tickets distribution by the grand old party for the upcoming elections, sources said.
Bhubaneswar: The Congress party has announced the first the list of candidates for Odisha General and Assembly elections. This comes just hours after the Biju Janata Dal announced the first list of candidates for the first and second phase polls. The Congress list of candidates consists of 6 Lok Sabha seats and 36 assembly constituencies.
In a further setback to the beleaguered Odisha Congress ahead of elections, incumbent Salepur MLA Prakash Behera left the grand old party here today morning.
The Odisha unit of Congress will release its list candidates for the upcoming Assembly and Lok Sabha polls after March 16, said OPCC president Niranjan Patnaik here today.
Launching a tirade against the BJP governments at the Centre and Uttar Pradesh after meeting Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad at a Meerut hospital on Wednesday, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi alleged that the BJP government wants to suppress the voice of the youth.
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Congress has decided to leave the prestigious Bhubaneswar, Aska and Mayurbhanj Lok Ssabha constituencies for its allies to fight in the upcoming 2019 elections., sources said.
Bhubaneswar: Follwing the foot steps of ruling BJD and TMC in West Bengal, the Odisha Congress has decided to give to women candidates while distributing tickets in the upcoming elections in Odisha.
New Delhi: The Congress screening committee has reportedly finalised the names of at least four candidates for the first three phases of Lok Sabha polls in Odisha.
In a further setback to the Odisha Congress ahead of elections, one of its key leaders from Kalahandi district today joined the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) here.
While the BJP’s much hyped ‘Mission 120 Plus’ drastically failed to get concrete shape in Odisha despite utmost priority given by the Central leadership to this poll-bound State, the saffron party is facing daunting task of fielding strong candidates in the upcoming elections to take on an unstoppable Biju Janata Dal, which no doubt, keeps its popularity intact among the voters.
Bhubaneswar: With the general election just round the corner, All India Congress Committee (AICC) president Rahul Gandhi will address two public meetings in Odisha on March 8 and 13, party sources said today.
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