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Odisha: BJD, BJP nominate Vajpayee's ex-private secy for RS, Cong says they have 'secret understanding'

Patnaik initially said the party will nominate Ashwini Baishnab, a former IAS officer from Odisha who was private secretary to Atal Behari Vajpayee when he was Prime Minister. Patnaik said Baishnab was someone who “served Odisha very well”.

Assembly elections: Chandrababu Naidu wiped out from Andhra, Naveen Patnaik's victory certain

Assembly elections results: Has Chandrababu Naidu been able to counter anti-incumbency in Andhra Pradesh; Will Naveen Patnaik return for a fifth term in Odisha; Will Sikkim's Pawan Chamling continue his streak as the longest serving CM, and in Arunachal, what challenges face chief minister Pema Khandu  


PM Modi to Naveen Patnaik: Wanted you to get a spectacular farewell, now you cannot be saved

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan released a video, claiming the alleged attacks against party workers indicate the CM is worried about an impending loss in 2019. Pradhan promised to bring a “Goonda Act” in Odisha if the BJP comes to power.

BJD accuses Baijayant Panda of filing false poll affidavit, he denies

Panda had quit the party last year after a prolonged showdown, and also resigned as MP. In March, he joined the BJP and is now taking on his former party in Kendrapara.

Kalia stopped by Code, BJD asks: Then how is PM-Kisan OK?

CEO Surendra Kumar did not respond to calls for comment on the BJD allegation. BJP leader Pratap Sarangi, however, said: “They (BJD) are desperate and know they will be defeated. That is why they are attacking the CEO Odisha.”

Odisha: BJD MP Balabhadra Majhi resigns from party

"I have tendered my resignation from the primary membership of the BJD as I felt ignored, neglected and cheated. I presumed the party no more requires me," Majhi, who represents Nabarangpur (ST) Lok Sabha seat, said in Bhubaneswar.


Explained: Naveen Patnaik’s announcement for 33 pct reservation for women in Lok Sabha tickets can be a game changer

BJD’s decision to give as many as seven Lok Sabha tickets (out of 21) can likely not be matched by its principal challengers, Congress and BJP.

BJD and BJP accuse each other of betraying people in Odisha

Hitting out at the BJP-led government at the Centre, senior BJD leaders including party general secretary Sanjay Dasburma accused the Centre of 'having failed' to fulfil the promise of granting special category state status to Odisha.

Odisha: Former Congress MLA joins Biju Janata Dal

Singh's entry into the ruling BJD coincided with the visit of Congress President Rahul Gandhi to Odisha to address rallies at Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district and Rourkela in Sundrgarh district on Wednesday.

BJD MPs to raise special category status for Odisha in Parliament

"The party will demand special status for Odisha in both the Houses of the Parliament," said BJD spokesman and MP Pratap Deb after the meeting held at Naveen Niwas here Sunday.