Ex-CM Naveen Patnaik appointed LoP in Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar, June 16: Former Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik will be the Leader of Opposition in the Odisha Assembly. The BJD Legislature Party Meeting which was held on Wednesday at the Sankha Bhawan elected the five-time Chief Minister as the leader of BJD Legislature Party leader. The meeting was chaired by Patnaik. Senior […]

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CM Mohan Majhi, newly-elected MLAs take oath as maiden session of Odisha Assembly begins

Bhubaneswar, June 18: Chief Minister Mohan Charan Majhi, former Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and several newly elected MLAs took oath as member of the Odisha Legislative Assembly on Tuesday here. They were administered the oath by pro-tem Speaker Ranendra Pratap Swain. The Assembly has been put under a three-tier security system for the three-day oath-taking […]

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3-day Special Session of Odisha Assembly to begin on Tuesday; new MLAs to take oath

Bhubaneswar, June 17: The Odisha Legislative Assembly has been put under a three-tier security system ahead of the three-day oath-taking ceremony of the newly elected MLAs scheduled to begin on Tuesday, June 18. All the newly elected MLAs will take oath between June 18 and 19, 2014. Later, the election for the Speaker will be […]

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Odisha: CM Mohan Majhi appears firm on shaking shackles of Naveen’s bureaucratic legacy

Bhubaneswar, June 14: As it appears, Odisha’s new CM Mohan Charan Majhi is bent on shaking the shackles of bureaucratic legacy of his predecessor Naveen Patnaik. The excessive “excessive bureaucratic influence” on the governance system is beginning to crumble if the indications of Majhi’s two-day works are any indication. The CM, who took oath of […]

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Tribal leader Mohan Majhi takes oath as first BJP Chief Minister of Odisha

Bhubaneswar, June 12: Four-time MLA and tribal leader Mohan Charan Majhi was on Wednesday sworn in as the Chief Minister of Odisha at a ceremony here attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, several Union Ministers and Chief Ministers. This is the first time that a BJP Government has been formed in Odisha. The event was […]

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Mohan Majhi new Odisha CM; Prabhati Parida, KV Singh Deo new Deputy CMs

Bhubaneswar, June 11: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today announced veteran tribal leader Mohan Majhi as new Chief Minister of Odisha, ending days of speculation after the party’s victory in the recent State Assembly election Singh also announced the names of Prabhati Parida and KV Singh Deo as the Deputy Chief Ministers of the State. The […]

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Full list of portfolios of Council of Ministers in PM Modi 3.0 Govt

New Delhi, June 10: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday assigned portfolios to his 71 Council of Ministers, a day after taking oath of office for a historic third consecutive term. The new Union Cabinet held its first meeting under the chairmanship of PM Modi at the PM’s residence in the evening following which the […]

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BJD leader VK Pandian takes ‘sanyas’ from active politics after party’s poll defeat 

Bhubaneswar, June 9: Bureaucrat-turned-BJD leader VK Pandian on Sunday announced retirement from active politics amid a section of party leaders and workers expressing resentment against Pandian following the party’s poll defeat in the State. “My only intent was to help Naveen Patnaik,” the BJD leader, who is a close aide of Naveen Patnaik, said in […]

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Naveen Patnaik resigns as Odisha CM after BJD’s poll defeat, BJP to form new Government

Bhubaneswar, June 5: After a resounding defeat in the State assembly and Lok Sabha elections, Naveen Patnaik, the long-standing Chief Minister of Odisha and president of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), tendered his resignation to governor Raghubar Das at the Raj Bhavan in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday. Wiyh this, Patnaik’s 24-year tenure as the State’s Chief […]

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Elections: BJP gets majority in Odisha Assembly; Naveen Patnaik loses power after 24 years

Bhubaneswar, June 5: The BJP got majority in the Odisha Assembly by winning 78 seats in the 147-member House on Tuesday, according to the Election Commission of India (ECI) after counting concluded on Tuesday. The Naveen Patnaik led-BJD which is in power in Odisha since 2000 managed to get 51 Assembly seats and the Congress […]

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