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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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Biju Janata Das President Naveen Patnaik declared candidates for 18 assembly seats in upcoming polls.

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Bhubaneswar:29/3/19: Chief Minister and Biju Janata Das President Naveen Patnaik today declared candidates for 18 assembly seats in upcoming polls. While majority of those nominated are old faces, Patnaik in a strategic move has nominated Sambit Routray to contest from Paradip seat earlier represented by his arch political rival Damodar Rout. Rout who fell out with Patnaik was earlier expelled from ...

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BJD have failed to develop the state:Narendra Modi

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Koraput:29/3/19:tPrime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the progress of  Odisha and the country will speed-up when both the governments at the Centre and the state are from the same party.  Addressing a public meeting in Jeypore in Koraput in Odisha, PM Modi said that though Odisha is rich in natural resources the Congress and BJD have failed to develop ...

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Urmila Matondkar will contest Lok Sabha election from the Mumbai North parliamentary constituency.

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Mumbai:29/3/19: Actress-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar will contest election for the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha from the Mumbai North parliamentary constituency. She has joined the Congress earlier this week. Matondkar was inducted into the party by Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala and Mumbai Congress chief Milind Deora in New Delhi on March 27. “I would like to thank all Congress members, especially Rahul ...

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AICC president Rahul Gandhi appointed Ranjib Biswal as the national spokesperson

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Bhubaneswar:28/3/19: AICC president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday appointed Congress MP from Odisha Ranjib Biswal as the national spokesperson of the party. “Congress president Rahul Gandhi has approved the appointment of Ranjib Biswal, MP as spokesperson of Indian National Congress,” a press release issued by the party said. “Rahul also approved the appointment of Shailendra as National Media Coordinator and re-designation ...

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Subash Chouhan appointed party’s State General Secretary by BJD supremo

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Bhubaneswar:28/3/19: Subash Chouhan, who recently joined the Biju Janata Dal, was on Thursday appointed party’s State General Secretary by BJD supremo & CM Naveen Patnaik. Besides, Chouhan also has been appointed as the co-observer of Kalahandi, Bolangir, Bargarh and Sambalpur districts. This was informed by BJD State Secretary Bijay Nayak in a press note this evening. On Wednesday, the senior ...

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