Election 2019

BJD Names Candidates For 9 Assembly Constituencies

Bhubaneswar: The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) fielded named candidates for 9 assembly constituencies as it released its 6th list for the ensuing elections. BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today evening announced candidates for 9 assembly seats. In its first list of candidates, the party had announced 9 names for Lok Sabha and 54 […]


Odia IPS Lalit Das Appointed Special Police Observer of Varanasi

Bhubaneswar: The Election Commission of India today appointed Odisha-cadre IPS officer Lalit Das as the Special Central Police Observer of Varanasi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is contesting from the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat in the upcoming elections. Das has been appointed for this post between March 29 and April 18 to supervise security-related issues in the constituency, during the ensuing […]


Release of Notification For First-Phase Polls In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: For the first phase of polls in Odisha, as announced by the Election Commission of India (ECI), a gazette notification has been issued today. It is issued by district collectors (who are also the returning officers) for the elections in four Lok Sabha and 28 Assembly constituencies of Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Berhampur and Koraput districts […]


Slum Votes of Bhubaneswar Likely to Make Difference

Bhubaneswar: Analysing the 2008 and 2014 elections it was found out that in both these years around 39.6 % and 45 % respectively in civic body polls 30% votes came from the slums. Because of this reason both the BJD and BJP are trying to focus on this section of the electorate which comes under […]


KALIA Scheme Can be a Game Changer for BJD

Bhuabneswar: KALIA (Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation) scheme which was launched very much before the upcoming General Elections of 2019 could be game changer for the Biju Janta Dal. This scheme which specifically targets the farmers and their family comprise of 70% of population of Odisha which ensures a massive victory for BJD. […]



All-Woman Booth for Each Assembly Constituency in Odisha’s Ganjam Dist

Bhubaneswar/Berhampur: Ganjam district of Odisha will be having  at least one booth in each Assembly constituency that will be managed only by women during the ensuing elections, said the officials. Ganjam district is considered as “politically sensitive” which is home to 13 Assembly constituencies and 3,063 booths — the highest among the state’s 30 districts. From […]