Naveen files nomination from Bijepur

Bargarh: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday filed nomination for Bijepur Assembly constituency in Bargarh district. Patnaik filed his nomination papers before the Returning Officer at the Padmapur Sub-Collector’s office. Security has been tightened for the CM’s visit. The Chief Minister filed four sets of nomination, an official said. […]

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Naveen files nomination papers from Hinjili

Berhampur: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik filed his nomination papers from Hinjili constituency on Wednesday for the upcoming Assembly elections as official candidate of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD). Patnaik, who happens to be the president of BJD, filed the nomination papers for the fifth term from Hinjili. Patnaik represents Hinjili constituency and has been winning […]

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BJD announces first list of candidates, Naveen to contest from Hinjili and Bijepur

Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Monday declared its first list of candidates for nine Lok Sabha seats and 54 Assembly segments. BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who is seeking for a fifth-term in office, will contest from two Assembly constituencies – Bijepur in Bargarh apart from Hinjili in Ganjam district. Patnaik […]

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CM Naveen Patnaik likely to contest from western Odisha on ‘public demand’

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president Naveen Patnaik may contest Assembly election from western Odisha on ‘public demand.’ Today several heavyweight BJD leaders, including almost all the party MPs, MLAs and people from different walks of life from western Odisha met Patnaik at Naveen Niwas here and requested him to contest Assembly […]

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Nabarangpur MP Balabhadra Majhi joins BJP

Bhubaneswar: Nabarangpur MP Balabhadra Majhi, who resigned from the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Thursday, joined BJP on Saturday in New Delhi. He joined the saffron party in the presence of Union Ministers Jual Oram, Dharmendra Pradhan, party national vice president Baijayant Panda, party Odisha in-charge Arun Singh. He resigned the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD amid […]

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Winnability criterion to determine selection of BJD candidates, says Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said that winnability will be the criterion to determine selection of BJD candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in the State. He said that the party will contest the elections on its own without going for alliance with any […]

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