Naveen Announces Rita Sahu As BJD Candidate For Bijepur By-Poll

Bhubaneswar: Biju Janta Dal (BJD) Supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced Rita Sahu as its party candidate for Bijepur Assembly by-poll to be held on October 21. Rita Sahu,wife of late Congress MLA Subal Sahu, was earlier elected as MLA of Bijepur following death of her husband. Odisha Congress had named Dillip Kumar Panda […]

Rajya Sabha: BJD Supports Triple Talaq Bill

Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) supported the Triple Talaq Bill tabled in the Rajya Sabha today for consideration and passage in the Upper House. While speaking to media party MP Prasanna Acharya had earlier confirmed about the party’s support to the contentious bill. The bill, which criminalizes instant divorce by Muslim men and seeks jail […]

Patkura Assembly Constituency: Naveen Campaigns For BJD

Kendrapara: BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik visited Patkura Assembly Constituency to campaign for party candidate Sabitri Agarwalla, wife of late Bed Prakash Agarwalla on Wednesday. Patnaik left for Kendrapada in a helicopter from Biju Patnaik Airport at around 9.30 AM today. After landing at Barimul Helipad, he proceeded by the specially-designed campaign bus to Jantilo at […]

The Statesman And His Able General

Bhubaneswar: In state Secretariat camera-persons try their best get visuals of V Karthikeyan Pandian, the private secretary of Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik. But here in this rare picture he has stood rock solid behind Patnaik. The camaraderie between the two has created a new benchmark in terms of unprecedented political success, praiseworthy social engineering and a legacy of […]

Naveen To Take Oath With 20 Ministers Tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president Naveen Patnaik is going to take oath as Odisha’s Chief Minister for a 5th term tomorrow here. 20 Ministers, 11 as Cabinet rank and 9 as state ministers, are also scheduled to swear in tomorrow in presence of Odisha Governor Professor Ganeshi Lal. For the first time, swearing in […]

Naveen Patnaik To Take Oath As CM On May 29

Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) chief, Naveen Patnaik, will be sworn-in as Chief Minister on May 29 for a fifth consecutive term after an emphatic win in Odisha Assembly elections, the party said today. Patnaik has continued his grip over Odisha with his party, BJD, winning 112 Assembly seats in the 147-member House. Bharatiya Janata Party […]

Naveen Patnaik’s BJD Leads As Counting Continues

Bhubaneswar: Elections counting has started for all the Lok Sabha elections (Election Result 2019) conducted in the country including Odisha. Counting for Assembly elections in 4 states including Odisha is also going on. There are 63 counting centres across the state. According to the trends, by noon, Naveen Patnaik led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is ahead of […]

Odisha: BJD And BJP Dismisses Exit Poll Predictions

Bhubaneswar: Most of the exit polls are predicting a fifth consecutive term for Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha. Exit polls are also indicating substantial gains for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Lok Sabha polls. However both the rival parties refused to accept the predictions, claiming the results on May 23 will […]

Odisha: BJD Confident Of Winning 15 MP And 105 MLA Seats

Bhubaneswar: As the last phase voting for the general elections ended yesterday,  predictions surfaced for both Parliamentary and Assembly constituencies. National and regional exit poll surveys are indicating Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of making inroads into Odisha with more than 10 MP and More than 30 MLA seats. Ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) will get […]

Odisha: BJD May Win 11 MP And 89 MLA Seats

Bhubaneswar: According to national surveys Biju Janata Dal (BJD) may win 11 Lok Sabha seats out of 21 seats in Odisha. According to exit poll surveys by Odisha media houses and independent predictions BJD will win  89 Assembly seats out of 146. NDTV Poll of Polls Survey says, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will win 10 […]