"People and voters of my area want that I should contest the next elections 2019 from BJD as they want our area should develop and I should join hands with Naveen Patnaik," Naba Kishore Das said in his resignation letter.
On August 28, lawyer Debi Prasad Pattnaik was allegedly beaten up in public by policemen in Cuttack following an argument. The next day, lawyers across Odisha began a protest that brought courts statewide to a grinding halt.
Journalist Raghunath Sahu, who was in the area to cover the second killing by Sundari, was admitted to a local hospital after she sprang on him. Witnesses said Sahu was filming the body being carried by the police and forest officers.
The deceased, Triloka Sahoo, was a resident of Gundurapashi village in Gondia block. He had complained of chest pain, following which his family members admitted him to Sriramchandrapur Community Health Centre in Gondia.
Thousands of teachers in Odisha’s block-grant schools and colleges on Wednesday evening stepped up their agitation in Bhubaneswar, reiterating a four-year-old allegation of discrimination in pay and perks in comparision with regular state government teachers.
The BJP president's visit to the state follows his tour of West Bengal and Manipur. The saffron party had stated in the past that it would experience a "golden era" after it comes to power in Odisha and West Bengal.