Sampad Patnaik

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PM’s chair not up for auction: Narendra Modi to Mamata Banerjee

Modi was addressing a public meeting in Asansol — one of the two seats the BJP won in West Bengal in 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The BJP has re-nominated Babul Supriyo from the seat.

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.

Odisha: EC officials attacked during raid, rise in poll violence

After the incident, Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan released a video, claiming that the attack indicates that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is worried about an "impending loss" in the polls.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Duped investors in Odisha village may not vote due to death threats

Pramodini Das (58), a local ASHA worker, said, "I lost Rs 2.5 lakh of my own savings. As the agent of Artha Tatwa company, I had to face the wrath of villagers who had deposited money with me. For weeks in 2013, every morning a group of locals would come to my house and shower threats and abuses."

On election yatra, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik accuses Centre of trying to ‘sell’ Chilika Lake

Considered one of the largest coastal water lagoons in the country, Chilika Lake is spread over 1,100 sq km and touches the districts of Puri, Khordha and Ganjam. The lake attracts migratory birds from different parts of the world in winter.

Seen and heard Sambit Patra: Ponds to banana leaves, babies to Modi, BJP TV man hard to miss

Sambit Patra has been bathing in ponds, eating on banana leaves, riding atop trucks and hugging strangers, in sweltering heat, a saffron gamchcha on his shoulders.

Maoists kill poll official, burn vehicle in Odisha

According to an eyewitness, the officer was killed as a landmine and gun attack targeted two vehicles that were headed to polling booths.

Odisha: Chopper search delays PM Modi’s departure, EC suspends IAS officer

According to officials, Mohsin in the capacity of General Observer attempted to check the helicopter that brought the Prime Minister.

In the only seat BJP won in Odisha in 2014, a rebel leader makes going tough

In 2014, Oram had defeated BJD candidate Dilip Tirkey by just 18,829 votes.

PM Narendra Modi blames Congress for Bastar Naxal attack: Lifting their spirits

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel hits back: Ordered probe into attack, has PM Modi done it for Pulwama

Conversions anti-national, BJP govt would have stopped it in Odisha, says Yogi Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath also accused the Congress of allying with the Muslim League “that is responsible for Partition”.

Odisha: Dharmendra Pradhan promises rice, dal and salt for Rupee 1, BJD calls it ‘act of desperation’

Pradhan said a “frightened” Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is “misleading” voters that if his government falls, then subsidised rice at Re 1 will be stopped.

Protecting EVMs from Maoist threat, Odisha poll officials hike 15 km through forests, hills

In Odisha, 36 poll officials did just that in an effort to protect electronic voting machines (EVMs) from being captured by Maoists after first-phase polling.

Naveen Patnaik taunts BJP’s ‘double engine’ pitch, asks who is their CM candidate

According to some BJD leaders, Patnaik’s claims about the “Delhi engine” is a reference to Modi and Shah, who have visited Odisha multiple times since 2014 and now again for election campaign.

Guarding the gates in Odisha: Naveen Patnaik, the CM

For 19 years and 4 terms, Naveen Patnaik has defied all predictions to keep Odisha in BJD's hold. As Modi-led BJP tries to change that in a state crucial to its 2019 plans, the BJD chief is banking on reinvention, party network and personal appeal.

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.

Lok Sabha polls 2019: Naveen allowed loot in mining, vote for BJP to stop corruption, says Amit Shah in Odisha

Addressing a rally in Odisha’s mineral-rich belt of Keonjhar district, Amit Shah cited the M B Shah Commission of Enquiry on illegal iron and manganese ore mining in Odisha, and said, "Naveen Babu does not crack down on bureaucrats looting mineral wealth."

Congress Odisha Mahila wing chief quits, slams state chief Niranjan Patnaik

She claimed that Niranjan Patnaik’s decision not to field “adequate” number of women candidates would seriously damage the party.

Odisha: BJD manifesto lists ‘promises we kept, BJP did not keep’

Aware that it has been in power for 19 years in Odisha, the BJD opened the manifesto with a list of promises the party said it made in 2014 and achieved by 2019.

Decision 2019: Amit Shah targets Naveen Patnaik, says Modi govt power factory, but Bhubaneswar transformer burnt

Listing achievements of the Centre in Odisha, Shah cited the country's first ethanol plant in Bargarh, airport in Jharsuguda, multi-model logistic park, four- and six-lane highways. Modi government has also given Rs 5,56,000 crore in funds.