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Sunday, May 22, 2022



CM Patnaik has lost credibility...BJP-BJD bonhomie in Delhi a false narrative: Odisha BJP chief Samir Mohanty

May 10, 2022 10:01 am

In an interview with The Indian Express, he talks about various issues including the saffron party's plans and preparations for the 2024 Lok Sabha and state Assembly polls.

Rejig of Odisha ministry, BJD on cards as Patnaik eyes 2024 polls

May 04, 2022 9:21 am

While the BJD exudes confidence about repeating its feat in the next parliamentary and Assembly elections, the principal Opposition BJP plans to target the Patnaik government over “non-implementation” of its 2019 poll promises.

BJD lawmaker appears for Odisha Class 10 exam, 40 years after dropping out of school

May 01, 2022 9:19 am

Kanhar (56), the state's Phulbani legislator, wrote his second language paper at Rujangi High School in Pitabari village of Kandhamal district. "Some of the panchayat members and my driver encouraged me to appear for the examination.

Top Odisha officers in line of Oppn fire for making a beeline to felicitate Naveen

March 31, 2022 3:34 pm

The row erupted as senior IAS and IPS officers called on Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to congratulate him on BJD's triumph in rural and urban local body polls

Capital contest: BJD, BJP in ‘prestige battle’ for Bhubaneswar tomorrow

March 23, 2022 4:21 pm

The capital, which has the largest urban civic body in the state with 67 wards, will also see two firsts in the mayoral election—the first woman elected to the post as it has been reserved for women, and a direct election. 

Ahead of urban polls, BJD has a rebel problem; many suspended

March 21, 2022 8:32 pm

With elections to 109 ULBs in Odisha scheduled to be held on March 24, the party has suspended around 50 of its members so far.

BJD repeats Odisha sweep, as it inflicts another washout on Oppn in rural polls

February 28, 2022 8:42 pm

These results and trends reflected, yet again, the lack of any anti-incumbency against the Patnaik government in the state even after 22 years of the BJD's continuous rule. In the 2017 panchayat polls, the BJD had won 473 ZPZ seats, the BJP 297 and the Congress 60.

Explained: BJD’s landslide victory in Odisha rural elections

March 01, 2022 12:20 pm

By registering a win in 585 ZPZs, the BJD has already surpassed its own performance of 2017. The trends prove the lack of any anti-incumbency in the state even after 22 years of the BJD rule.

Odisha rural polls draw senior names as BJD leaders hope to catch party eye

February 01, 2022 5:43 pm

Among those in the fray for the elections, scheduled between February 16 and 24, are a former Cabinet minister and two former MLAs of the BJD.

Odisha: Former BJD lawmaker joins BJP

November 19, 2021 9:05 pm

Sanjeeb Kumar Sahoo was elected to the Odisha Assembly from Birmaharajpur twice. He was again elected as the MLA from Athamalik in 2009 and 2014.