Who’s the BJP Chief Minister candidate, asks Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Intensifying the attack on BJP, Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday wanted to know about BJP’s Chief Minister candidate for Odisha. “Who’s the BJP CM candidate? From which constituency, BJP CM candidate is contesting? Is BJP scared to announce its CM candidate,” asked Patnaik while addressing an election […]

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Naveen meets CEO, says farmers will give BJP a befitting reply for complaining against KALIA

Bhubaneswar: BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday met Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Surendra Kumar and took up the issue of stopping disbursal of money under his flagship KALIA scheme to farmers. “I had come here to meet the Chief Electoral Officer about a strong complaint of the election office stopping our Government’s […]

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Naveen unveils manifesto for women, promises Rs 25,000 aid for marriage

Nuapada: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday unveiled election manifesto for women at Komna in Nuapada district and announced to provide marriage assistance of Rs 25,000 for girls of poor families. “Under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana, free medical treatment for women will be hiked from Rs 7 lakh to […]

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Naveen promises to give 2 installments of KALIA money at one go on day-one of Govt formation

Jeypore: BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday promised to give two installments (Rs 10,000) of KALIA assistance at one go to over 25 lakh more farmers on day-one of Government formation. Announcing the first point of the BJD manifesto at an election rally in Jeypore in Koraput district, Patnaik said that nearly […]

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‘Sexually harassed’ woman attempts suicide before Naveen Niwas

Bhubaneswar: A woman attempted to commit suicide in front the residence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik alleging sexual harassment charge against BJD candidate from Udala Assembly segment Srinath Soren. The woman, a resident of Podadiha village under Kaptipada police station in Mayurbhanj district, tried to commit suicide by pouring kerosene on her body when the […]

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CM Naveen to start poll campaigning from Wednesday, hold road shows in Berhampur

Bhubaneswar/Berhampur:  BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, the top star campaigner of the BJD, will take to a hectic campaigning across the State for party’s Lok Sabha and Assembly candidates, fielded to contest upcoming elections, from April 3 to 27. As only eight days is left for elections to be held in the first-phase […]

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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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Kandhamal MP Pratyusha quits BJD

Bhubaneswar: After being denied ticket by the party, sitting MP Kandhamal MP Pratyusha Rajeswari on Wednesday resigned from the Biju Janata Dal (BJD). She has sent her resignation letter to party president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Notably, BJD declared Achyuta Samanta as its candidate for Kandhamal Lok Sabha seat. Expressing anguish over the ticket […]

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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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BJD’s Nilagiri MLA Sukanta Nayak quits party ahead of election

Bhubaneswar: After BJP Mahila Morcha vice president Sushamarani Biswal from Nilagiri joined Biju Janata Dal (BJD) three days back, Nilagiri’s outgoing MLA Sukant Nayak on Friday resigned from the BJD. Sushamarani is now tipped to contest from BJD. The fresh jolt came to BJD just a day after party Nabarangpur MP Balabhadra Majhi deserted the […]

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