Sampad Patnaik

Sampad Patnaik

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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.

BJP promises death for child rapists, Congress says will expand RTE net

The BJP will give interest-free crop loans to all sharecroppers and small and marginal farmers in Odisha, says the maifesto.

Lok Sabha election: BJP manifesto in Odisha promises new sops for women, farmers, tribals

Interest-free crop loans to all sharecroppers, small and marginal farmers, 1.5 times the input cost as the MSP for all eligible crops as well as clearance of dues owed to the sugarcane farmers by in the first 150 days of coming to power are also listed in the party's manifesto.

PM rallies in Chhattisgarh, Odisha: ‘Congress fighting election to weaken Army’

Speaking at a rally at Balod in Chhattisgarh, Modi emphasised the BJP slogan of a "majboot" government, and accused the Congress of corruption.

To counter ill-health rumours, BJD posts Naveen Patnaik workout video

In the two-minute-long video, the CM is seen performing simple exercises, like a slow jog, a few rounds on an exercise cycle, and light movement of the limbs.

Odisha: Former BJP MLA Dilip Ray says won’t join any political party or contest elections

Dilip Ray, a former Union Minister in the Vajpayee government and one of Odisha’s wealthiest politicians, had quit the BJP last year.