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Bed Prakash Agarwalla Face Of Non-Congress Politics In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Former minister and Patkura sitting MLA Bed Prakash Agarwalla was easily the face of non-Congress politics in the state. His 50-year-long political career spanned governments from Nilamani Routray to Naveen Patnaik. He was minister of commerce and transport in the...

Will He, Will He Not? Dharmendra Caught In Poll Test Dilemma

Bhubaneswar: Will Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan contest the upcoming elections? This question is doing the rounds in political circles here even as BJP ticket aspirants are waiting with bated breath for the saffron party to declare its candidates for...

The Woman Factor: Naveen Ups The Ante

At her first rally in Gujarat on March 12, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi flipped the order of greeting and began her debut speech with "Meri behnon aur mere bhaiyon". Many missed this gesture. But when BJD president and...

Amit Shah Tears Into the Naveen Govt At Puri Rally

Puri: BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday launched a vociferous attack on the Naveen Patnaik government here, accusing it of neglecting the state's development, ignoring the Tribals plight and refusing to accept the Centre's Ayushamman Bharat programme which would...

Ex-Cong Leader Krushna Sagaria Joins BSP

Bhubaneswar: Former Congress leader and Koraput MLA Krushna Chandra Sagaria formally joined the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Sunday. Sagaria joined the BSP in presence of the party’s Odisha prabhari (in-charge) Dharamveer Singh at a function held near the Lower...

Five Years Of BJP Rule Will Make Odisha No. 1: Amit Shah

Cuttack: Notwithstanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi treating Naveen Patnaik with kid gloves in recent rallies, BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday lashed out at the Odisha Chief Minister for refusing to implement centrally-sponsored schemes like Ayushmaan Bharat. He also...

Srikant Jena & Krushna Sagaria Expelled From Congress

Bhubaneswar: With party leaders quitting the party at regular interval, the Odisha Congress seems to have gone into damage control mode. The state unit of Congress on Saturday expelled former Union Minister Srikant Jena and ex-MLA of Koraput Krushna Chandra Sagaria...

No Question Of Leaving Congress: Jacob Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: With the Odisha Congress leadership expelling Jharsuguda MLAs Naba Das and suspending Sundargarh MLA Jogesh Singh for alleged anti-party activities, a senior Congress leader and sitting MLA of G Udayagiri, Jacob Pradhan has denied media reports about his...

Odisha Congress in Gloom: Jayashree Patnaik Quits Party

Bhubaneswar: The resignation spree in the Odisha Congress continues with the vice-president of the Odisha Pradesh Mahila Congress Jayashree Patnaik quitting the party. In a letter to the Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik...

Anti-Incumbency On The Prowl: Can Naveen Beat It Again?

Bhubaneswar: If anti-incumbency is the reason for the Bharatiya Janata Party’s surprising electoral reverses in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, should it enthuse the saffron party in Odisha? Or, can Naveen Patnaik buck the trend one more time? Tuesday’s poll...
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