Biju Janata Dal

BJD Appoints Election Observers And Office Bearers

Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president Naveen Patnaik appointed election observers and new office bearers of the party today Patnaik informed that veteran leader Prafulla Chandra Ghadai, whose expulsion was lifted last month, has been given charge as a senior poll observer in the ongoing elections. Ghadai has been given the charge of Chilika, Ranpur, […]

Naveen Patnaik Releases BJD Manifesto

Bhubaneswar: The BJD manifesto, released by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and other senior leaders on Tuesday, included not only promises of the party for the people but also a detailed account of “unkept promises” of the Bharatiya janata Party. Aware that it has been in power for 19 years in Odisha, the BJD opened the […]

Arun Sahoo, Tushar Nayak and Sit-ups

By Subhransu Panda, May 31, 2018: He is not Jake Gyllenhall, the American actor who used to do 1000 sit-ups a day. He is not Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese Footballer who used to do 1000 sit-ups a week. But he claimed he did 70 sit-ups and former minister and Nayagarh MLA Arun Kumar Sahoo forced him […]

May 29: A Coup That Was Not

Subhransu Panda Bhubaneswar, May 29, 2018: I would have become CM in 2009 itself when over 85 MLAs were with me, once said late Pyari Mohan Mohapatra after being ousted from Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for allegedly plotting a coup coup to dislodge Naveen Patnaik as CM. However later Mohapatra, once Naveen’s confidant, regretted his relationship with BJD […]

Baijayant Panda Quits BJD

Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar, May 28, 2018: MP Baijayant Panda, an articulate and prominent face of the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha, quits the party amidst growing rift with CM Naveen Patnaik. Known as Jay Panda, he is a member of the lower house from Kendrapada Lok Sabha Constituency that was once late Biju Patnaik‘s […]

Pratap Jena, BJD’s Buccaneer?

By Subhransu Panda, Bhubaneswar: Once Biju Patnaik was called as ‘The Buccaneer of India’ by the then Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru for the former’s adventurous achievements in favour of nation and democracy. There were many instances where Biju Patnaik stepped ahead in the time of need and traveled risked paths. One can consider the current […]

Soumya Patnaik Joins BJD

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Senior political leader, former parliamentarian, Aama Odisha Party chief and the editor of largest circulated Odia daily Sambad Soumya Ranjan Patnaik joined Biju Janata Dal today morning. He reached Naveen Niwas, residence of Odisha CM and BJD chief Naveen Patnaik, with his close political aids at 10.20 am and  officially […]

BJD Eyes Political Stake in Major Media Houses

By Subhransu Panda, Bhubaneswar: 2018 may witness number of journalists entering politics in Odisha BJD to use two big media houses by offering them political benefits Favourable political winds are blowing for editor and former MP Soumya Ranjan Patnaik to start a new journey. Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, one of the leading figures in Odisha media, seems to be […]

BJD Leader Terms Farmers Suicide in Odisha a Myth

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Ex MLA Bikram Barma’s anti-farmer slogan surfaces on walls of Bhubaneswar Barma works as the President of Orissa Krushak Manch As farming is becoming risky day by day in Odisha, farmers suicide is becoming a matter of grave concern. Moderate and untimely rainfall, flood, poor fertility, lack of financial support force small farmers to […]