Unlike BJP, BJD doesn’t believe in politicicing human tragedies, says Sasmit Patra

Bhubaneswar: Unlike the BJP which has the habit of politicising human tragedies and accidents, the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) does not believe in politicicing such incidents, said BJD spokesperson and Rajya Sabha member Sasmit Patra on Saturday. The response came a day after under construction roof linking two terminals of the Biju Patnaik International […]

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BJD is not dependent on me for its survival & growth, says Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: In a befitting reply to critics who have projected BJD as a personality-centric party, BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday said that his party is not dependent on any particular leader, including him, for its survival and growth. “Biju Janata Dal is not a political party and it is not dependant […]

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BJD does not support NRC, says Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: After supporting the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said that his party does not support the National Register of Citizens (NRC). “The Citizenship Amendment Act has nothing to do with the Indian citizens, it only deals with foreigners. The BJD MPs has made […]

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BJD supports Citizenship Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha

Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Monday voted in favour of the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) which was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday. The legislation was tabled in the Lower House after over an hour of heated debate followed by voting. The BJD MPs i voted in favour of the introduction of […]

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PM Modi hails BJD in Rajya Sabha for not disrupting House proceedings

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday praised Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for adhering to Parliamentary norms and never disrupting House proceedings by entering into the Well of the House. Speaking in the Rajya Sabha during the first day of its 250th session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “I would like to appreciate two parties, […]

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Pranab Prakash Das appointed BJD general secretary-organisation

Bhubaneswar: BJD president Naveen Patnaik on Friday appointed senior leader Pranab Prakash Das as the party general secretary (organisation). Political analysts said that BJD supremo and Chief Minister Patnaik gave the responsibility to Das for his experience of electoral politics. The new position is considered to be the second most powerful post after BJD president. […]

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Naveen announces ‘Odisha- Mo Parivar’ programme  

Bhubaneswar: BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday announced a new programme of his party – ‘Odisha- Mo Parivar’ (Odisha – My family) with an aim to protect environment, encourage blood donation and help Odias stranded in foreign countries. The programme will be carried out under social service programme of the regional party. […]

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BJD’s Rita Sahu wins Bijepur bypoll by 97,990 votes, biggest margin in Odisha Assembly polls  

Bhubaneswar: Ruling BJD’s Rita Sahu won the Bijepur Assembly by-election with a record margin of 97,990 votes. She was polled more votes than what the BJD president and Chief Minister had polled from the seat in April. Patnaik had polled 1,10,166 votes while Rita was polled was 1,35,957. The winning margin of Rita in Bijepur […]

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BJD to form Social Service Wing to mark Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary

Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced that his party will launch a Social Service Wing as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary. “Mahatma Gandhi was a symbol of service and struggle. BJD will launch a Social Service Wing as a tribute to Mahatma […]

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BJP fields Sanat Gartia again from Bijepur

Bhubaneswar: The BJP on Sunday announced Sanat Gartia as party’s candidate for the by-election to Bijepur Assembly constituency to be held on October 21. Sanat had unsuccessfully fought the last polls against BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. The candidature of Sanat was announced after party’s Central Election Committee cleared his name. The ruling […]

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