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Son of late Chief Minister Janaki Ballabh Patnaik, said ‘no’ to party ticket

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Bhubaneswar:3/4/19: Amidst political intrigue over ticket allotment, Congress candidate Pruthvi Ballabh Patnaik added a twist by declining to contest the elections from Begunia Assembly seat. Pruthvi Patnaik, the son of late Chief Minister Janaki Ballabh Patnaik, said ‘no’ to party ticket citing ‘personal’ reason. “Pruthvi is unwilling to contest from Begunia Assembly seat in 2019 elections,” informed Odisha Pradesh Congress ...

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Former Chief General Manager of NABARD foray into politics by joining BJP

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Bhubaneswar:3/4/19: Former Chief General Manager (CGM) of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) KC Panigrahi made his foray into politics by joining Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He joined BJP at the party headquarters here yesterday in presence of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, party national vice-president Baijayant Panda and senior leader Damodar Rout. After joining the party, Panigrahi said ...

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Odisha Congress announced names of candidates for one Lok Sabha and nine assembly constituencies

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Bhubaneswar:3/4/19: The Congress party on Wednesday announced names of candidates for one Lok Sabha and nine assembly constituencies in Odisha for the ensuing elections. “The candidates have been selected by the Congress Central Election Committee for the ensuing general elections to the Lok Sabha and Legislative Assembly of Odisha,” an official release said. The party has nominated Sarat Patnaik to ...

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BJD announced candidates for seven Assembly seats and two Lok Sabha

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Bhubaneswar:2/4/19: BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced candidates for seven Assembly seats and two Lok Sabha segments. Former BMC Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena will contest from Bhubaneswar-Central Assembly constituency while Sushanta Rout will fight from Bhubaneswar-North. Pranab Prakash Das will contest from Jajpur, Soumya Ranjan Patnaik from Khandapada, Ramesh Sai from Athamallik, Ashok Bal from Korei and Mukesh ...

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Senior BJD leader & Ex-Minister Raghunath Mohanty joined BJP

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Bhubaneswar:2/4/19: Senior leader Raghunath Mohanty, who resigned from the BJD on Sunday, today joined BJP in the presence of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. The veteran leader had accused the BJD of having deviated from the ideals of legendary leader Biju Patnaik. Mohanty was vice-president of the ruling BJD. Mohnaty is likely to contest from his home turf of Basta Assembly seat ...

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Biju Janata Das President Naveen Patnaik declared candidates for nine assembly seats and Cuttack parliamentary seats

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Bhubaneswar :1/04/19: Chief Minister and Biju Janata Das President Naveen Patnaik today declared candidates for nine assembly seats and Cuttack parliamentary seats in upcoming polls. Patnaik re-nominated Bhartruhari Mahtab for Cuttack Lok Sabha seat while denying party ticket to Shashi Bhusan Behera, finance minister in the outgoing government. Behera was representing Jayadev assembly seat. Former minister Arabinda Dhali was nominated to ...

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BJP announced candidates for three Lok Sabha and 11 Assembly constituencies: in Odisha

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Bhubaneswar:1/04/19: The Central Election Committee of the Bharatiya Janata Party today announced the names of candidates for three Lok Sabha and 11 Assembly constituencies in Odisha for 2019 polls. According to reports, the BJP has fielded Bisweswar Tudu from Mayurbhanj Lok Sabha constituency, Abhimanyu Sethi from Bhadrak & Amiya Mallick from Jajpur. Similarly, the BJP also declared the names of ...

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Senior BJD leader Raghunath Mohanty resigned from the primary membership of ruling BJD

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Bhubaneswar:31/3/19: Senior BJD leader and five-time MLA Raghunath Mohanty on Sunday resigned from the primary membership of ruling BJD, in a latest setback to the regional party of Odisha. Mohanty, who won assembly polls successively five times during 1990 to 2009 from Basta assembly seat in Balasore district, had cited personal ground for resigning from the party. Mohanty had earlier yesterday ...

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BJD announced the names of candidates for nine more assembly constituencies

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Bhubaneswar:31/3/19: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Sunday announced the names of candidates for nine more assembly constituencies ahead of the upcoming polls in Odisha. Accordingly, the BJD has fielded Pradeep Maharathy from Pipili Assembly constituency and Samir Ranjan Das from Nimapara Assembly seat. Similarly, Pramod Mallick has been named as BJD’s candidate from Niali Assembly constituency and Surendra Sethi ...

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Veteran politician and BJD MP Arjun Charan Sethi Joined the Bharatiya Janata Party

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Bhubaneswar:30/3/19: In a setback to ruling BJD, veteran politician and eight-time MP Arjun Charan Sethi on Saturday resigned from the primary membership of the party. “I decided to quit the BJD as I was being sidelined and neglected in the party. I had decided not to contest polls. I had requested BJD president Naveen Patnaik for my son’s nomination for Bhadrak ...

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