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Lok Sabha polls: In Odisha's Kalahandi, Narendra Modi accuses BJD of not cooperating with Centre, derailing development in state
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Lok Sabha polls: In Odisha's Kalahandi, Narendra Modi accuses BJD of not cooperating with Centre, derailing development in state

Further, taking a jibe at the chief minister Naveen Patnaik-led government, Modi said the development in Odisha could have been accelerated had there been a BJP government.

Lok Sabha Election 2019, Odisha profile: BJD prepares to battle dual-pronged Congress, BJP attack; Puri, Cuttack key seats
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Lok Sabha Election 2019, Odisha profile: BJD prepares to battle dual-pronged Congress, BJP attack; Puri, Cuttack key seats

While endowed with an abundance of natural resources, Odisha continues to suffer from “resource curse”.

Odisha’s political families in direct contest with kin for LS, Assembly polls; Ex-CM Hemanand Biswal’s daughters in fray from Sundergarh
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Odisha’s political families in direct contest with kin for LS, Assembly polls; Ex-CM Hemanand Biswal’s daughters in fray from Sundergarh

Several political families in Odisha are in the fray in the 2019 polls, with members of some either seeking re-election or crossing swords with their kin.

Odisha MLA Duryodhan Majhi rejoins BJD; quits BJP after party chooses another candidate from Khariar Assembly seat
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Odisha MLA Duryodhan Majhi rejoins BJD; quits BJP after party chooses another candidate from Khariar Assembly seat

Duryodhan Majhi, sitting MLA from Odisha's Khariar, on Saturday returned to the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

Lok Sabha Election 2019: After BJD and TMC set the tone, BJP's first list disappoints on women's representation
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Lok Sabha Election 2019: After BJD and TMC set the tone, BJP's first list disappoints on women's representation

This is despite tall claims from BJP Mahila Morcha president Vijaya Rahatkar, who said that of the 12 crore members of the BJP till last year, three crore were women.

BJD, TMC allowing significant number of female candidates is a welcome step, but it's women leaders who must take lead
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BJD, TMC allowing significant number of female candidates is a welcome step, but it's women leaders who must take lead

Both the TMC and BJD are simultaneously attempting to combine the increased women representation with the women-centric policies launched in their tenure.

Mamata and Naveen Patnaik have handed significant number of tickets to women, but battle for representation rages on
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Mamata and Naveen Patnaik have handed significant number of tickets to women, but battle for representation rages on

A day after Naveen Patnaik's BJD declared that it would allot 33 percent of the party's tickets to women, Mamata Banerjee's TMC assigned 41 percent of the party's Lok Sabha election tickets to women candidates.

No pre-poll alliance for BJD; Naveen Patnaik says party will contest Lok Sabha, Odisha Assembly elections on its own
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No pre-poll alliance for BJD; Naveen Patnaik says party will contest Lok Sabha, Odisha Assembly elections on its own

"We will fight the elections on our own," Naveen Patnaik told reporters when asked if there was any likelihood of the BJD entering into a tie-up with other political parties for the parliamentary and Assembly elections in the state.

Naveen Patnaik announces 33% reservation for women contesting Lok Sabha election on BJD tickets
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Naveen Patnaik announces 33% reservation for women contesting Lok Sabha election on BJD tickets

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said the BJD would reserve 33 per cent seats for women in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections

Baijayant Jay Panda appointed BJP national vice-president, spokesperson; Odisha leader joined party days earlier
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Baijayant Jay Panda appointed BJP national vice-president, spokesperson; Odisha leader joined party days earlier

Baijayant Jay Panda was earlier with Biju Janata Dal (BJD), which had suspended him for his alleged “anti-party activities” in January last year.

BJD ignoring national interest to oppose BJP, says Baijayant Panda; claims Naveen Patnaik govt supporting goons
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BJD ignoring national interest to oppose BJP, says Baijayant Panda; claims Naveen Patnaik govt supporting goons

Baijayant Panda was suspended from the BJD for alleged anti-party activities in January last year. Later on 28 May, 2018, Panda ended his 18 years of association with BJD by quitting the party. He has now joined the BJP.

Jay Panda joining BJP won't harm BJD, but MP can be one more saffron face in Odisha after Dharmendra Pradhan
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Jay Panda joining BJP won't harm BJD, but MP can be one more saffron face in Odisha after Dharmendra Pradhan

Although Jay Panda joining the BJP is unlikely to make much impact on the BJD's prospects in Odisha, the saffron party and the businessman are more than likely of making use of each other for their own gains.

CPI's D Raja says his party, CPM, JMM and Congress in talks to form alliance in Odisha; details of seat-sharing to be finalised soon
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CPI's D Raja says his party, CPM, JMM and Congress in talks to form alliance in Odisha; details of seat-sharing to be finalised soon

CPI National Council member Ramakrushna Panda said the party has proposed to field its candidates in 12 Assembly seats and two Lok Sabha seats.

North East sets streets on fire with secessionist threats ahead of final day of Budget Session of Parliament
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North East sets streets on fire with secessionist threats ahead of final day of Budget Session of Parliament

Among the bills for consideration and passing listed in the Rajya Sabha for Wednesday, the CAB stands at number 9 with Home Minister Rajnath Singh as the introducer.

Former Congress MLA Jogesh Singh, who was suspended by party's Odisha unit for 'anti-party remarks', joins Biju Janata Dal
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Former Congress MLA Jogesh Singh, who was suspended by party's Odisha unit for 'anti-party remarks', joins Biju Janata Dal

Jogesh Singh's entry into the ruling BJD coincided with the visit of Congress President Rahul Gandhi to Odisha to address rallies at Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district and Rourkela in Sundrgarh district on Wednesday

Odisha BJP's women's wing launches state-wide campaign against Naveen Patnaik for BJD govt's 'anti-women policies'
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Odisha BJP's women's wing launches state-wide campaign against Naveen Patnaik for BJD govt's 'anti-women policies'

The BJP women's wing in Odisha has launched a state-wide campaign against the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government to highlight the "atrocities" against women and the state government's alleged complicity.

Naveen Patnaik scuttling Odisha's development, creating obstacles in starting coastal highway project: Dharmendra Pradhan
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Naveen Patnaik scuttling Odisha's development, creating obstacles in starting coastal highway project: Dharmendra Pradhan

Pradhan is one of the prominent faces of the BJP from Odisha and has been leading its campaign so that party could emerge as potent force in the state which is scheduled to go for polls later in 2019.

Growing closeness between TRS, YSR Congress boosts KCR's third front ambitions, allows Jaganmohan to raise national profile
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Growing closeness between TRS, YSR Congress boosts KCR's third front ambitions, allows Jaganmohan to raise national profile

The TRS' strategy is clear: Openly embracing the YSR Congress and forgetting the bitterness of the movement for a separate state.

Boost for KCR's 'third front' as TRS chief KT Rama Rao meets YSRC president Jaganmohan Reddy in Hyderabad
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Boost for KCR's 'third front' as TRS chief KT Rama Rao meets YSRC president Jaganmohan Reddy in Hyderabad

Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao's efforts to create a non-BJP, non-Congress "third federal front," received a huge push as his party TRS, led by his son KT Rama Rao, met YSR Congress president YS Jaganmohan Reddy.