BJP vice president Pitambar Acharya to fight against Naveen Patnaik in Hinjili

Bhubaneswar: Senior lawyer and BJP vice-president Pitambar Acharya will fight against BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in Hinjili Assembly segment. The saffron party today named Acharya as the party’s candidate for the Hinjli Assembly constituency. Acharya will make his political debut by contesting against the four-time Chief Minister. Speculation was rife that that […]

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Ex-DGP Prakash Mishra to fight from Cuttack, Kharavela from Kandhamal LS seats

Bhubaneswar: The BJP on Monday announced names for two Lok Sabha and nine Assembly segments in Odisha. With this, BJP has as announced names of 130 MLA candidates and 15 Lok Sabha nominees. Former Director General of Police (DGP) Prakash Mishra will fight from Cuttack while former Lok Sabha member and former BJP leader Kharavela […]

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All you need to know about BJP national spokesperson Dr Sambit Patra

BJP national spokesperson Dr Sambit Patra will be contesting Lok Sabha elections from Puri parliamentary constituency. The election will be held on April 23, 2019. Here is all you need to know about the BJP candidate for Puri Lok Sbaha seat Sambit Patra is a qualified physician and holds Master of Surgery (MS) in General […]

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BJP fields Sambit Patra from Puri Lok Sabha seat

Bhubaneswar: The BJP has released its second list of candidates for the Lok Sabha polls containing 36 names, which included five nominees for Odisha. The list was announced late on Friday night. BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra will contest the general election from Puri parliamentary constituency while Suresh Pujari will contest from Bargarh, Nitesh Ganga […]

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Former BJD MLA Jitu Mitra back in party after BJP stint

Bhubaneswar: Five years after he left the BJD for the BJP ahead of the 2014 general and Assembly elections, former Khurda MLA Jotindra Nath (Jitu) Mitra went back to the BJD on Monday. Elected twice to the Assembly, first as an Independent candidate in 2000 and on BJD ticket in 2004, Mitra had resigned from […]

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Finally, Ex-MP Baijayant joins BJP

Bhubaneswar: Former Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda joined the BJP on Monday. “Nine months of introspection & widespread consultations w/colleagues & public. Grateful for support recd from all over. On auspicious #MahaShivratri I’ve decided to join @BJP4India & work under the leadership of @narendramodi Ji to serve Odisha & India to the […]

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Two-minute silence observed for slain CRPF jawans at Rajnath’s public meeting in Odisha

Bhadrak: A two-minute silence was observed at a public meeting attended by Union Home Minister and senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh Bhadrak district in Odisha district on Sunday to pay homage to the 40 CRPF personnel killed in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and senior BJP leaders were […]

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Former IAS officer Aparajita Sarangi joins BJP

Bhubaneswar: Star-performer former IAS officer Aparajita Sarangi, who recently opted for voluntary retirement, formally joined BJP in New Delhi on Tuesday, as a ‘normal party worker’. She was inducted into the party fold by party national president Amit Shah at the latter’s residence in New Delhi in the presence of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, party […]

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