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Veteran Congress leader & former Minister Padmalochan Panda have formally joined BJP

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Simulia:21/10/18: Veteran Congress leader & former Minister Padmalochan Panda have formally joined BJP in the presence of Hon’ble Union Minister Sri Dharmendra Pradhan, President, BJP Odisha Sri Basanta Panda, National Executive Member Sri Pratap Sarangi, Vice Presidents Sri Samir Mohanti, Sri Manmohan Samal, Sri Bishnu Sethi, MLA Remuna Sri Gobinda Das, ex-MLA Sri Jaynarayan Mohanti, State Secy Smt Sobhana Mohanti , ...

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Former Mayurbhanj MP Laxman Tudu joined the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha

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Bhubaneswar:7/10/18: A day after resigning from Biju Janata Dal (BJD), former Mayurbhanj MP Laxman Tudu joined the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) on Sunday. This was announced during the JMM’s Central Committee meeting held at Ranchi this afternoon. Once the tribal face of BJD in Mayurbhanj, he joined the JMM in the presence of president Shibu Soren, leader of opposition in Jharkhand assembly Hemant Soren and other senior ...

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BJD government has deliberately decided not to implement the Ayushman Bharat Yojana:Smriti Irani

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Bhubaneswar:7/10/18: Senior leaders at the State BJP’s two-day extended executive meeting on Sunday took a pledge to overthrow the BJD government in Odisha in the ensuing Assembly elections scheduled next year. Gracing the concluding session of the meeting, Union Textiles minister Smriti Irani came down heavily on Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. “The Naveen Patnaik government has grossly failed in the ...

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Damodar Rout announced the formation of a new political platform

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Bhubaneswar:3/10/18: Putting speculation to rest, veteran politician Damodar Rout today announced the formation of a new political platform. Rout, who was expelled from BJD on September 12, has been a vocal critic of Naveen Patnaik-led State government and has been firing all cylinders with a series of corruption allegation against the 18-year-old BJD government. The new party will come into being ...

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BJP Mahila Morcha had a face-off with police personnel during a demonstration

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Bhubaneswar:2/10/18: Tension ran high near Airport Square here today after activists of BJP Mahila Morcha had a face-off with police personnel during a demonstration staged by the former against the derogatory remarks of Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy. The incident took place when the women activists attempted to enter Naveen Niwas to meet Chief Minister Naveen Patniak regarding the matter. Holding ...

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Odisha Chief Minister describing the central government as “an empty vessel that makes loud noise”.

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Bhubaneswar:2/10/18: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today launched diatribe against BJP describing the central government as “an empty vessel that makes loud noise”. Patnaik’s strongly-worded criticism against the centre comes close on the heels of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah’s sharp attack on Odisha government during their recent visit to the State. Both of them had pulled up ...

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Odisha unit of Congress finalised the names of 44 party candidates for the 2019 polls

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Bhubaneswar1/10/18:: The Odisha unit of Congress is seemingly gearing up fast for the upcoming Assembly elections in the state as it finalised the names of 44 party candidates for the 2019 polls today. “The Pradesh Election Committee (PEC) finalised 44 candidates for the assembly elections. They have been selected on the basis of winnability factor,” said Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) President Niranjan ...

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There was no secret understanding between the BJP and BJD :Dharmendra Pradhan

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BHUBANESWAR:1/10/18: Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday reiterated that there was no secret understanding between the BJP and BJD and both remained prime opponents in the State. Terming the speculation of an undisclosed pact as a figment of the imagination of the media, Pradhan said the regional party might have extended support to the NDA ...

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Renowned actor and MNM chief Kamal Haasan met Odisha Chief Minister

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Chennai:26/9/18: Renowned actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief Kamal Haasan today met Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here on the sidelines of Odisha Investors’ Meet in the city. “As I am new to politics, I had come to meet him (Naveen Patnaik) and take advice in this regard,” said Haasan after the meeting. In a statement to the media, the MNM leader said ...

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Corrupt bureaucrats are ruling the roost in Odisha:Amit Shah

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Puri:25/918: BJP president Amit Shah on Monday sharpened his attack on Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and accused his government of siphoning off central grants earmarked for developmental project. Shah, while addressing a meeting of the party’s women’s wing at Puri with an aim to galvanise the cadres for the upcoming Assembly polls, sounded the 2019 poll bugle and predicted imminent ...

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