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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BJD supports scrapping of Article 370 for J&K

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Monday supported the resolution moved in Parliament to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution, which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Participating in the debate, BJD Floor Leader in the Rajya Sabha said BJD supported the resolution on Article 370. “In real sense today, Jammu & […]

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OSAA plans mass movement against RTI Bill from August 1

Bhubaneswar: Slamming the BJD for supporting the Narendra Modi Government in passing the RTI Amendment Bill in the Rajya Sabha, the Odisha Soochana Adhikar Abhiyan (OSAA) on Tuesday announced a State-wide week-long mass people’s movement from August 1 demanding the withdrawal of the Bill. OSAA works on to educate people on using RTI Act properly […]

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BJD will support BJP’s Rajya Sabha nominee Ashwani Vaishnav, says Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Minutes after announcing the name of former bureaucrat Ashwani Vaishnav along with the party’s two senior leaders – Amar Patnaik and Sasmit Patra – as party’s candidates for by-elections to the three Rajya Sabha seats in Odisha, Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik on Friday clarified that Vaishnav will be BJP candidate for […]

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Naveen names three BJD candidates for Rajya Sabha by-polls

Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD in Odisha on Friday announced the names of BJD IT cell chief Amar Patnaik, party spokesperson Sasmit Patra and former IAS officer Aswini Baishnab as its candidates for by-elections to three Rajya Sabha seats in the State. Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik announced Patnaik, Patra and Baishnab’s names for the […]

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Four Rajya Sabha seats vacant; many BJD heavyweights in race

Bhubaneswar: While four incumbent Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Rajya Sabha members of Odisha have won in the Lok Sabha elections, countdown has now begun as to who would be sent to these vacant posts of the Upper House of Parliament on behalf of the BJD. Six BJD RS members, Anubhav Mohanty, Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, Prasanna […]

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