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84 candidates declare criminal cases in Odisha: ADR

84 candidates declare criminal cases in Odisha: ADR

Bhubaneswar: As Odisha gears up for the second phase of the Assembly elections scheduled for Thursday, 84 candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves, including 68 with serious criminal cases, according to Odisha Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). “Among the major parties, 21 are from the Bharatiya[Read More…]

Odisha: BJP leader killed in Khordha, party workers called shutdown

Odisha: BJP leader shot dead in Khordha, party workers call shutdown

Bhubaneswar: A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Odisha’s Khordha town, police said on Monday. Party workers have called for a six-hour shutdown. Khordha Mandal President Manguli Jena was shot at near Khurda BJP MLA candidate Kalucharan Khadayat’s residence. He sustained critical bullet injuries[Read More…]

Odisha: OPCC secretary Pramod Kishore Jena quits Congress

Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) secretary Pramod Kishore Jena quit from the primary membership of party on Friday. Jena was apparently dissatisfied over the distribution of the tickets among candidates. Jena accusing top partly leaders, PCC chief Niranjan Patnaik and Jagatsinghpur district Congress head Chiranjibi Biswal of working hand in[Read More…]

Odisha: Ex-Congress MLA Prakash Chandra Behera joins BJP

Odisha: Ex-Congress MLA Prakash Chandra Behera joins BJP

New Delhi: Congress MLA from Salepur constituency in Odisha, Prakash Chandra Behera, on Sunday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party here in the presence of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. This comes a day after Behera resigned from the primary membership of the Congress citing ‘neglect’ and ‘humiliation’ by the leadership. –IANS

Odisha: MLA Prakash Chandra Behera quits Congress party

Bhubaneswar: In a blow to the Congress party, Prakash Chandra Behera its MLA from Salepur, has resigned from the primary membership of Congress party. He has sent his resignation to the Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi. Behera said, “After being removed as Cuttack District Congress Committee (DCC) President, I have been humiliated[Read More…]

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