Biju Janata Dal

  • Naveen Patnaik hints at the formation of Third Front post polls 31-03-2014 10:47 AM

    Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal chief and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has hinted at forming a Third Front after the elections. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Patnaik said he was confident of the BJD doing well in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Following is the transcript of the interview: Jajati Karan: What...
  • BJD releases third list for polls, fields Jina Hikaka from Koraput 18-03-2014 12:55 PM

    Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal has released its third list of candidates for the 21 Assembly and two Lok Sabha seats in Odiasha. Former Odisha CM from Congress Girdhar Gamang's wife Hema Gamang will contest from the Laxmipur assembly seat in the Koraput district on a BJD ticket. Hema left...
  • Modi a murmur in Odisha, Rahul doesn't strike a chord: BJD's Arkesh Singh Deo 05-03-2014 05:08 PM

    New Delhi: The Biju Janata Dal has kept its options open, party leader Arkesh Singh Deo, the son of BJD founding member Anang Udaya Singh Deo, told IBNLive.com on Tuesday when asked about the party's strategies for Lok Sabha elections. "We are equi-distant. All our options are open," the 27-year-old...
  • Can Naveen Patnaik be the X-factor post election?

    Odisha Direct |  Jajati Karan
    As the election dates near, it's time for political parties especially regional and smaller ones to decide in which side of the divide they are...

  • Kings & Queens: Can Naveen Patnaik be the kingmaker in 2014 polls? 28-02-2014 11:14 PM

    Watch the political journey of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and his role in the coming Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • Left trying to forge tie-up with regional parties: Karat 30-01-2014 05:52 PM

    CPI-M on Thursday said Left parties were in consultation with various regional parties to forge a tie-up after the Lok Sabha elections in order to give an effective alternative to people. The Left parties were in consultation with various regional parties like the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh, JD(U) in...
  • Poll tracker: BJP wave in Jharkhand, Bihar; TMC, BJD lead in WB, Odisha 20-01-2014 09:59 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is the most preferred choice of the voters for the post of PM in Bihar, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Odisha. Lokniti-IBN national election tracker predicts that BJP is the leading party in Bihar and Jharkhand. In West Bengal and...
  • Odisha poll tracker: BJD likely to win 10-16 seats, Congress 3-9 20-01-2014 08:48 PM

    New Delhi: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik who is seeking his fourth consecutive term in the simultaneous polls for the Lok Sabha and Assembly is still going very strong. The state has 21 Lok Sabha seats and the Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is expected to maintain its lead...
  • Odisha rape case: Political parties protest over minor girl's death, allege negligence 09-08-2013 11:55 PM

    Bhubaneswar: The 14-year-old girl who was gangraped and then set on fire, in Kendrapara district of Odisha succumbed to her injuries on Thursday. The death of the rape victim immediately sparked off violent protests in Bhubaneswar with Congress workers trying to break open the gate of the Odisha Health Minister...
  • Congress to expose Odisha's rice subsidy scheme 03-07-2013 05:30 AM

    Bhubaneswar: The Congress' Odisha unit on Tuesday said it will launch a state wide campaign from July 11 against the Biju Janata Dal government over the "irregularities" in the subsidized rice scheme in the state. Party unit president Jayadeb Jena said the Naveen Patnaik government has claimed to be providing...
  • Will rise of a Third Front of non-Congress, non-BJP leaders spell doom for India? 12-06-2013 11:25 PM

    Several regional parties such as the TMC, the BJD and the AIADMK have declared that the time has come for a Third Front of non-Congress and NON-BJP parties to emerge. ...
  • JD(U), BJD have responded to call for a federal front: Mamata 12-06-2013 07:07 PM

    The calls for a third front have grown louder ever since reports of a likely split between the BJP and the JD(U). ...
  • BJD's rally for special status to Odisha reaches Delhi today 12-06-2013 10:18 AM

    New Delhi: The Biju Janata Dal will on Wednesday push the Centre to grant a special category status to Odisha. The party is holding a 'Swabhiman Samabesh' at the Ramlila Maidan on Wednesday, which will be a culmination of the BJD's 'Swabhiman Yatra'. The campaign for a special status has...
  • Rahul, Modi not fit to be PM, it's time for the Third Front: Odisha CM 11-06-2013 03:48 PM

    New Delhi: As the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party battle it out over the coal scam and internal crisis, Third Front leaders are stepping up. Speaking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik told CNN-IBN that both Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra...
  • BJD accuses Centre of neglecting special status demand 11-06-2013 12:57 AM

    New Delhi: Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Monday accused the Centre of playing politics in fund allocations to states and neglecting Odisha's long pending demand for special category status. "Getting special category status is the genuine rights of the state. It is not a mercy, but the right...
  • Odisha chit fund scam: BJP rejects Cong demand for CBI probe 17-05-2013 11:01 PM

    Bhubaneswar: With investors across Odisha demanding action against the chit fund companies which duped them of crores of rupees, opposition BJP and Congress on Friday respectively demanded judicial probe and CBI investigation into the matter. "As one chief of an accused chit fund company has said that some ministers and...
  • Jayadev, Sukhdeo to head Congress in Odisha, Jharkhand 14-05-2013 05:41 AM

    New Delhi: The Congress on Monday appointed Jayadev Jena and Sukhdeo Bhagat as new state unit chiefs of Odisha and Jharkhand, respectively, said a party statement. According to a statement issued by Congress general secretary Janardan Dwivedi, Jena will replace Niranjan Patnaik as chief of the party's Odisha unit. Jena...
  • Pyarimohan Mohapatra floats Odisha Janamorcha 09-04-2013 09:49 AM

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's former political advisor and Rajya Sabha MP Pyarimohan Mohapatra launched his political party, Odisha Janamorcha on Tuesday. Mohapatra had allegedly tried to topple the Patnaik government in May 2012 but had failed and was expelled from the Biju Janata Dal (BJD). Earlier in January,...
  • BJD leader Mishra showers praise on CNN-IBN 30-12-2011 02:25 PM

    New Delhi: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader Pinaki Mishra on Friday showered praise on CNN-IBN for predicted the Rajya Sabha farce. ...
  • BJD hints at proposal to support UPA at Centre 06-03-2011 09:33 PM

    Bhubaneswar: A day after DMK announced pulling out its minister from the UPA cabinet, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Sunday hinted that it could examine any proposal for supporting the Congress-led coalition if approached. "No one has approached us so far. If any proposal (for support) comes, we will...
  • The rise and rise of Naveen Patnaik 17-05-2009 11:17 PM

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  • Debate: Is post-poll airthmetic still with UPA? 12-05-2009 03:38 AM

    Find out what leaders from different parties have to say to this. ...
  • BJD to attend Third Front meet tomorrow 14-03-2009 11:09 PM

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