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  • Odisha: BJD’s caste card runs contrary to Biju Patnaik’s political philosophy

    Odisha: BJD’s caste card runs contrary to Biju Patnaik’s political philosophy

    At the peak of the Mandal Commission report related controversy in the nineties, Biju Patnaik had vehemently opposed the report and even vented his anger at party (the then Janata Dal) meetings.

    August 16, 2021
  • BJD steps up demand for caste-based census for SEBC, OBC communities

    BJD steps up demand for caste-based census for SEBC, OBC communities

    A BJD delegation from both the lower and upper house met Home Minister Amit Shah today at his parliament chamber and underscored the need for the caste-based census in Odisha.

    August 12, 2021
  • BJD’s opposition to farm Bills a jolt to BJP

    BJD’s opposition to farm Bills a jolt to BJP

    It is amply clear that the BJP did try its best to elicit support of the BJD and had engaged its leaders to manage the regional party.

    September 22, 2020
  • BJD floats idea of bloc in parliament

    BJD floats idea of bloc in parliament

    “Let us see how it works out in parliament, we are keen to form a bloc of over 100 MPs with as many parties including TRS, DMK and others to present various issues. Individually, the parties concerned do not have the numbers to effectively do so, hence the idea to form a bloc,” said BJD parliamentary party leader Pinaki Mishra.

    June 15, 2019
  • Naveen Patnaik elected leader of BJD legislative party, meets Governor

    Naveen Patnaik elected leader of BJD legislative party, meets Governor

    Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal has extended the invitation to Naveen Patnaik to form the government in the state.

    May 26, 2019
  • Naveen Patnaik to be sworn-in as Odisha CM for fifth time on May 29

    Naveen Patnaik to be sworn-in as Odisha CM for fifth time on May 29

    Naveen Patnaik would be sworn-in as the state’s Chief Minister for a fifth consecutive term on May 29 in a simple ceremony at the Raj Bhavan, the BJD said on Saturday, adding that it would be an austere occasion in view of the Cyclone Fani that caused much death and destruction in the state.

    May 25, 2019
  • Verdict in Odisha

    Verdict in Odisha

    Mr Patnaik was riveted to social security and the indices of welfare. Bereft of personal attacks, his campaign style has paid off and famously so. More power to his elbow.

    May 25, 2019
  • Naveen Patnaik negates Modi wave in Odisha, set for fifth term

    Naveen Patnaik negates Modi wave in Odisha, set for fifth term

    The “political novice” of 1998 had outgrown seasoned political stalwarts and in terms of electoral success, even his illustrious father Biju Patnaik.

    May 23, 2019
  • Naveen Patnaik led BJD seems to negate Modi wave in Odisha

    Naveen Patnaik led BJD seems to negate Modi wave in Odisha

    In Odisha, the Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) looks all set to win the mandate hands down and form the government for a fifth straight term.

    May 23, 2019
  • Amit Shah releases nine-point manifesto for Odisha

    Amit Shah releases nine-point manifesto for Odisha

    After completing 10+2 exam, meritorious students will be given two-wheelers, the manifesto said.

    April 7, 2019
  • Patnaik looks West

    Patnaik looks West

    Recent developments cannot but be unnerving for the BJD, not least the impressive performance of the BJP in western Odisha in the 2017 panchayat elections.

    March 19, 2019
  • Odisha shows the way

    Odisha shows the way

    The matter has been hanging in the air for as long as it has, and the political class must now give it to Odisha that it has shown the way to parties that remain ever so divided ~ and often hypocritical ~ on this count.

    March 13, 2019
  • BJD opens up on ‘CBI police’ altercation in West Bengal

    BJD opens up on ‘CBI police’ altercation in West Bengal

    Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, however, refused to react which has surprised many observers since he had only recently projected himself to be a champion of federalism and chided Congress circles here.

    February 4, 2019
  • Especially Odisha

    Especially Odisha

    From LK Advani, then the Deputy Prime Minister, to Narendra Modi, the demand for a special category status for Odisha has been turned down consistently.

    January 21, 2019
  • Naveen Patnaik seeks financial autonomy for Odisha

    Naveen Patnaik seeks financial autonomy for Odisha

    The Chief Minister said the state will not need special category status or central grants if financial autonomy is given.

    December 26, 2018
  • Naveen Patnaik heaps praises on party workers; evokes Biju Patnaik

    Naveen Patnaik heaps praises on party workers; evokes Biju Patnaik

    The BJD will be celebrating its foundation day on December 26 and in view of this, the party supremo issued a letter highlighting the achievements of the workers and how they had earned the love and affection of the people of the state.

    December 25, 2018
  • Loan without interest

    Loan without interest

    In the context of the controversy in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, the Biju Janata Dal government has abjured the farm-loan waiver.

    December 24, 2018