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Biju Janata Dal demanded a white paper on the controversial Rafale deal

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New Delhi:2/1/19: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Wednesday slammed the Narendra Modi Government on the controversial Rafale deal and demanded a white paper, wondering as to why technology transfer was not included in it. Joining the opposition Congress in raising doubts over the deal in the Lok Sabha, BJD MP Kailash Narayan Singh Deo said “There needs to be ...

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BJP Launching the party’s ‘Jabab Maguchhi Odisha’ campaign’

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Bhubaneswar:26/12/18: A couple of day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi targetted the Naveen Patnaik government on the issue of corruption and posed some unpleasant questions during his Odisha tour, senior party leaders Dharmendra Pradhan and Juel Oram on Wednesday launched a frontal attack on the Chief Minister, accusing him of misleading people about centrally-sponsored schemes, ignoring farmers plight and resorting ...

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BJD Supremo Naveen Patnaik came down heavily on BJP-led NDA Government for its failure to fulfill the promises

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Bhubaneswar26/12/18:: Chief Minister and BJD Supremo Naveen Patnaik today came down heavily on BJP-led NDA Government at the Centre for its failure to fulfill the promises it had made to Odisha five years ago. Addressing the 21st Foundation Day of Biju Janata Dal held at the party headquarter here today, Patnaik targeted the Centre by shooting nine questions that are yet ...

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“Demon of corruption” has become powerful in Odisha:.Narendra Modi

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Bhubaneswar24/12/18: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday attacked the Naveen Patnaik-led Odisha government alleging that the “demon of corruption” has become powerful in the state. “What is the reason that from chit fund to PC culture, the demon of corruption has become so powerful in Odisha? Who is feeding the demon?” asked the Prime Minister at a rally in Khurda. Virtually ...

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Senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi accused the Odisha government of insulting Lord Jagannath

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Bhubaneswar:22/12/18: Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Saturday accused the Odisha government of insulting Lord Jagannath by linking a scheme to his name. The state cabinet on Friday approved a scheme for farmers named KALIA (Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation), which is another name of Lord Jagannath. “The KALIA acronym was made to connect ...

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BJD will stage a demonstration before the Parliament demanding hike in the Minimum Support Price of paddy

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Bhubaneswar: 17/12/18:Odisha’s ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) will stage a demonstration before the Parliament in New Delhi on January 8 demanding hike in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of paddy. This was informed at a presser here today by the new president of Biju Krushak Janata Dal (BKJD) and MP Prasanna Acharya. Other senior party leaders Debi Prasad Mishra, Sanjay ...

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Congress will waive all farm loans and extend financial assistance to farmers if the party comes to power

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Bhubaneswar:12/12/18: Congress will waive all farm loans and extend financial assistance to farmers in the State for five years if the party comes to power in 2019, said Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik after attending the first meeting of the party’s poll manifesto committee here today. Speaking to mediapersons, Patnaik said waiving of loans will not solve ...

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Congress candidates took significant leads in BJP-ruled state TRS in Telangana

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New Delhi:11/12/18: Congress candidates on Tuesday took significant leads in BJP-ruled Rajasthan and was inching ahead of the BJP in both Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh in Assembly elections held in five states. Early trends from counting centres also showed that the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) appeared set to retain power in Telangana while the ruling Congress was lagging behind the Mizo ...

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Srikant Jena resigned from all the committees of the Pradesh Congress Committee

Bhubaneswar:9/12/18: The rift within State unit of Congress turned uglier as the senior leader Srikant Jena today resigned from all the committees of the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC). Three days after his removal by the AICC as the chairperson of Congress manifesto committee for Assembly election in Odisha, Jena quit as the member of Congress core and campaign committees. His ...

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 BJD snatches Bijatala seat from BJP

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Baripada:7/12/18: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) consolidated its position further in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj as its candidate emerged victorious in the Bijatala zilla parishad by-poll, result of which was declared today. The by-election was held yesterday for zone-32. Of 23,119 voters of the five panchayats –Bijatala, Mundathakura, Banakati, Raihari and Luhasila — 17, 779 voters turned up to exercise their franchise. While as ...

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