“I won’t turn it down,” says Jual Oram on his name doing rounds for CM post if BJP wins in Odisha

Rourkela, May 18: “If they tell me, I won’t turn it down,” said BJP heavyweight Jual Oram, who is seeking re-election from Sundergarh Lok Sabha seat on Saturday amid his name doing rounds for the Chief Minister post if BJP wins in the State. “If they tell me, I won’t turn it down. But I […]

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Naveen’s close aide VK Pandian throws open challenge to PM Modi

Bhubaneswar, May 6: Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asserted that the BJP will have its own Government in Odisha on June 10, giving an indication that the Naveen Patnaik-led regional Biju Janata Dal (BJD) will be voted out of power, – BJD’s key strategist V Karthikeyan Pandian countered his statement and said, […]

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Odisha: BJP releases 2nd list of 21 Assembly candidates; Ex-Union Minister Dilip Ray to contest from Rourkela 

Bhubaneswar, April 16: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday announced the second list of candidates featuring 21 candidates for the ensuing Assembly elections in Odisha. Former Union Minister Dilip Ray has been named as the party’s candidate from Rourkela constituency. The party has changed its candidates in two Assembly seats – Ranpur and Pottangi. […]

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Ticket aspirants in Odisha spend anxious moments as parties adopt dilatory approach to release full lists of candidates

Bhubaneswar, April 9: Prospective ticket aspirants in Odisha are now passing tense moments as their party bosses adopt a dilatory approach to release full lists of candidates. Delay in release of the full lists of candidates has made the aspirants sit at their homes with fingers crossed. Odisha, which has got 21 Lok Sabha and […]

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Odisha: BJP surges ahead in wooing prominent faces from rival camps

Bhubaneswar, April 6: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Odisha seems to be quite poised this time to do good in Lok Sabha and state assembly polls as the party is well ahead of the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and the Congress in so far as attracting faces from the rival camps. Over a […]

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Odisha: BJP demands expulsion of 5T Chairman VK Pandian for his active role in politics

Bhubaneswar, April 4: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday demanded immediate expulsion of V Karthikeyan Pandian as Odisha 5T chairman. The acronym 5T stands for Teamwork, Transparency, Technology, Time, and Transformation. The government has introduced it as a governance model with an aim of improving administrative efficiency and ensuring efficient delivery of public services. […]

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BJP moves ECI over huge security cover for Odisha CM’s close aide VK Pandian

Bhubaneswar, March 30: A delegation of Odisha unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJD) on Saturday knocked the door of Election Commission of India (ECI) and lodged a protest against the State Government providing high security cover VK Pandian, a Tamil Nadu-born bureaucrat-turned Biju Janata Dal (BJD) politician. Pandian, a close aide of CM Naveen Patnaik, […]

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Odisha BJP chief rules out alliance with BJD, says BJP will fight with full force

Bhubaneswar, March 1: Putting all speculations to rest, Odisha State unit BJP president Manmohan Samal on Friday evening said his party would fight in all the 147 Assembly seats and 21 Lok Sabha seats in the State on its own strength and there will be no alliance with the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD). “The […]

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BJP names Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw as Rajya Sabha candidate from Odisha, BJD extends support  

Bhubaneswar, February 14: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday announced the name of Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw as Rajya Sabha candidate from Odisha. Vaishnaw will now seek re-nomination to the Rajya Sabha for the second time from the eastern State. Minutes after the BJP announcement, the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD announced that it will support Vaishnaw’s […]

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Odisha: BJP appoints three new spokespersons

Bhubaneswar, October 17: In order to push forward the younger generation to take on aggressive leaders from rival parties, the Odisha BJP on Monday appointed three new young spokespersons in the State. Tejeshwar Parida, Anil Biswal and Manoj Mohapatra have been appointed as new State spokespersons of the party, informed BJP State medial cell chief […]

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