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Opposition alleged that Election Commission is not doing enough to address the issue of EVM malfunctioning

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Newdelhi:14/4/19:Opposition parties on Sunday alleged that Election Commission is not doing enough to address the issue of EVM malfunctioning during the polls. At a joint press conference following opposition parties meeting in New Delhi, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu said the impartiality of the Election Commission is at stake. Mr Naidu demanded that fifty per cent of the VVPAT ...

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OPCC Spokesperson Sonali Sahoo resigned from the party

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Bhubaneswar:11/4/19: In a major jolt to Odisha Congress amidst the commencement of first phase election, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) Spokesperson Sonali Sahoo resigned from the party today. Sahoo tendered her resignation to OPCC president Niranjan Patnaik. Sonali, who was a ticket aspirant from Khurda Assembly Constituency, reportedly quit the party due to displeasure over ticket allotment for elections. Notably, ...

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BJD Releases Manifesto for the upcoming polls making a slew of promises

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Bhubaneswar:11/4/19 Biju Janata Dal on 9th of April, Tuesday released its manifesto for the upcoming polls making a slew of promises for farmers, women, youths and social security sectors. With Odisha going for simultaneous assembly election and Lok Sabha polls, BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik released the manifesto and announced among other things the setting up of a commission for the monitoring ...

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BJP leader Dharmendra Pradhan flagged off ‘Modi Senani – Kaling Vijay Yatra’

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Bhubaneswar:8/4/19: Union Minister and senior BJP leader Dharmendra Pradhan today flagged off ‘Modi Senani – Kaling Vijay Yatra’ here. The campaign vehicles will travel across all 30 districts of Odisha to highlight Prime Minister Narendra Modi-Government’s developmental initiatives and to woo voters to cast votes in favour of BJP candidates in the ensuing Assembly and Lok Sabha elections. Election will ...

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AICC released name for nine more assembly seats :PCC chief from Bhandaripokhari

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Bhubaneswar:7/4/19: Congress today released its poll candidates’ list for nine more assembly seats with making last minute change of candidates for two constituencies for the ensuing general elections 2019. The CEC has fielded Debi Prasad Mallick in place of Bibhu Prasad Tarai, who is now the BJP candidate for Jagatsinghpur Lok Sabha Constituency. Mallick will be contesting from Tirtol Assembly ...

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Odisha unit of Congress released its election manifesto ahead of the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls

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Bhubaneswar: 7/4/19:The Odisha unit of Congress today released its election manifesto ahead of the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in the state. Here are the key promises made by the party in the manifesto for Odisha and its people: * Every family from the poorest 20% of the population will be guaranteed a minimum income of Rs 72,000/year (Rs 6,000/month). ...

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BJP yesterday released list one Lok Sabha and two MLA candidates

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Bhubaneswar: 7/4/19:BJP  yesterday released list one Lok Sabha and two MLA candidates for the ensuing general and Assembly elections. The party has fielded Bibhu Prasad Tarai for Jagatsinghpur Lok Sabha seat. While Rabi Mallick will contest from Kakatpur Assembly constituency Sunakar Behera will fight from Kendrapara Assembly segment. Both Tarai and Mallick joined the saffron party recently. While Tarai was the Congress ...

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Odisha is rich in natural resources. Still, it is on the backseat of the development:Narendra Modi

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Sonepur: 7/4/19:To electrify his contention of requirement of a double engine for development in Odisha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday argued that his party BJP needs to form Governments both in Delhi and Bhubaneswar as the Congress and the BJD have failed to deliver effective development despite being in power for many years. Addressing an election rally at Sonepur, ...

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Ex-MLA Rabi Mallick joined the BJP

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Bhubaneswar:5/4/19: The trend of party hopping continues as ex-MLA Rabi Mallick joined the BJP today, hours after quitting BJD. The former Kakatpur legistor pledged his allaince with the saffron party at a mishran parba held at the BJP state party office here today. Mallick, who had contested the polls from Kakatpur Assembly seat on BJD ticket in 2009 elections, deserted the conch party today ...

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Congress party announced names of candidates for four Assembly seats

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Bhubaneswar:5/4/19: The Congress party today announced names of candidates for four Assembly seats for the upcoming polls in Odisha. The national party has fielded senior party leader Ananta Prasad Sethi from Simulia seat while Digambar Das will contest from Chandabali seat. Similarly, Debyani Behera will contest from Badasahi (SC), Surendra Prasad Paramanik will stand from Soro (SC) seat. Earlier, the ...

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