Naveen Patnaik

  • Chief ministers Naveen Patnaik, Raman Singh cast their votes 17-04-2014 03:35 PM

    Odisha and Chhattisgarh chief ministers Naveen Patnaik and Raman Singh cast their votes for the Phase V of Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • Naveen Patnaik hits back at BJP, Congress 12-04-2014 11:39 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Hitting back at the BJP and the Congress a day after their top leaders attacked his government, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday questioned their achievements. "The Congress government at the centre is a failed government. Its only achievement is corruption. Congress had promised food security several years...
  • Patnaik ridicules Congress over Food Security Act, targets BJP 12-04-2014 07:59 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Terming Congress and BJP as "anti-Odisha", ruling BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik on Saturday ridiculed Congress for implementing Food Security Act just before expiry of the UPA government's tenure at the Centre. "Though the Congress in its manifesto in 2009 had promised to bring a food security bill, it enacted...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Campaign continues for last phase in Odisha 12-04-2014 02:54 PM

    Campaigning for the second and last phase of simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state assembly in Odisha to be held April 17 picked up on Saturday, with several parties making efforts to woo voters. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has been addressing around 10 rallies every day. The Biju...
  • Only Congress concerned about upliftment of tribals: Sonia 11-04-2014 04:43 PM

    New Delhi: Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Friday scorned at the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government in Odisha and accused it of not utilising the funds given by the Union government. The Congress supremo said, "The state government is busy looting the natural resources and then it is giving it to...
  • Modi not good for country, says Naveen Patnaik 09-04-2014 07:46 PM

    Odisha Chief Minister and BJD chief Naveen Patnaik has slammed Narendra Modi by describing him as a "controversial" prime ministerial candidate who is not "healthy" for the country due to his communal background. He also said his party would maintain an "equidistance" both from Congress and BJP even after the...
  • Naveen, Raman, Hemant campaign in western Odisha 07-04-2014 09:23 PM

    With a day left for electioneering to end for the first phase polls in 10 Lok Sabha and 70 assembly seats in Odisha, three chief ministers on Monday extensively campaigned for their respective party candidates in Sundergarh district. While the ruling BJD president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik held...
  • Odisha government did not utilise Central funds: Sonia Gandhi 05-04-2014 03:38 PM

    Nuapara: Congress President Sonia Gandhi held an election rally in Odisha's Naupura where she attacked the BJP and also the Biju Janata Dal government in the state over a slew of issues. While she attacked the BJP saying it had made allegations without any proof, the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD earned...
  • Is the 'Modi Wave' working in Odisha?

    Odisha Direct |  Jajati Karan
    Less than two months back, in February, in an exclusive interview with Odisha's chief minister Naveen Patnaik, I had put this question to him. His...

  • Odisha tracker: Naveen's BJD to win 10-16 seats, BJP 3-7, Congress 0-4 31-03-2014 10:06 PM

    New Delhi: Odisha is witnessing a close fight between the ruling BJD and the BJP with Congress, the main opposition in the state, now slipping to third position. According to CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS national election tracker and seat projections by Chennai Mathematical Institute Director Rajeeva Karandikar Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal will...
  • 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...
  • Naveen Patnaik kicks off campaign for BJD from Ganjam 26-03-2014 07:14 PM

    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday kicked off BJD's campaigning for the ensuing twin elections from his home turf Hinjli Assembly constituency in Ganjam district, voicing optimism about a good show by his party. The BJD supremo also campaigned for his party candidates in Berhampur and Gopalpur in the...
  • Odisha: Naveen Patnaik re-nominates candidates for LS seats 20-03-2014 05:03 PM

    The ruling BJD president Naveen Patnaik on re-nominated the five sitting MPs and denied ticket to Laxman Tudu who represented Mayurbhanj in the Lok Sabha. While announcing names of candidates for the second phase of polling on April 17, the ruling BJD supremo announced candidates for the seven Parliamentary Constituencies....
  • Odisha: Naveen Patnaik files nomination for Assembly polls from Hinjili 19-03-2014 01:24 PM

    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday filed his nomination for the Assembly polls from Hinjili constituency in Ganjam district and expressed confidence about BJD retaining power in the state. Patnaik, who is also president of the ruling BJD, filed four sets of nomination papers at the sub-collector's office at...
  • Two senior Odisha Jana Morcha leaders join Biju Janata Dal 16-03-2014 11:58 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Two senior leaders of Odisha Jana Morcha today joined BJD, the latest in the influx of leaders from different political outfits into the ruling party in the state. OJM vice president Mihir Mohanty and general secretary Bhagirathi Kar met Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) supremo Naveen Patnaik...
  • Battleground Odisha: War over before the battle could begin?

    Odisha Direct |  Jajati Karan
    The election bugle has been sounded, the battle dates declared and the ground all set for the big fight. In Odisha its twin battle -...

  • Blow to Congress in Odisha as MP Hema Gamang joins BJD 15-03-2014 06:38 PM

    Bhubaneswar: In a blow to Congress ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, former party MP Hema Gamang, wife of former Odisha Chief Minister Giridhar Gamang on Saturday joined BJD. "I have sent my resignation letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi. I quit the party because of OPCC chief Jaydev Jena's...
  • BJD releases second list for 3 Lok Sabha,18 Assembly seats 14-03-2014 07:47 PM

    The ruling BJD on Friday denied tickets to two sitting MLAs from Malkangiri and Deogarh, while announcing the second list of candidates for three Lok Sabha constituencies and 18 Assembly segments. BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik fielded new faces for three Lok Sabha seats of Sambalpur, Bargargh and Nabarangpur. While former...
  • Odisha: Modi to hold rally in Sambalpur today 14-03-2014 07:47 AM

    New Delhi: BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narenda Modi will hold a rally in Sambalpur in Odhisha on Friday noon. This wiil be Modi's second visit to the state after his rally in Bhubaneswar in Frbruary. Police Officials say that adequate security measures have been taken ahead of the BJP leader's...
  • Odisha: BJD may not re-nominate all sitting legislators 11-03-2014 06:43 PM

    Ruling BJD, which is witnessing a continuous inflow of leaders from rival parties, on Tuesday indicated that it may not re-nominate all sitting legislators for the Assembly and Parliamentary elections even as some party leaders announced unwillingness to contest the polls. BJD Vice-President Kalpataru Das said the party was all...
  • Huge blow to Congress, Odisha Opposition leader joins BJD 08-03-2014 03:35 PM

    Bhubaneshwar: In a major blow to the Congress, Odisha's CLP leader and leader of Opposition Bhupinder Singh has joined the Biju Janata Dal. Another senior Congress MLA Anup Sai has also joined the BJD. The announcement was made by the BJD President and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at his residence...
  • Where were Sonia, Rahul ~~amp;amp; Modi when Phailin hit Odisha, says Naveen Patnaik 05-03-2014 05:56 PM

    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday criticised Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Narendra Modi for neglecting the state when it was hit by cyclone Phailin last year. "Where were Congress President Sonia Gandhi, party vice-president Rahul Gandhi, BJP president Rajnath Singh and party's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi when...
  • 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...
  • Odisha makes health insurance provision for journalists 04-03-2014 03:08 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Tuesday decided to introduce health insurance scheme for journalists, official sources said. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik approved a proposal in this regard which has provision of insurance cover worth Rs 1 lakh per annum. Five members of a journalist family could get benefit from the scheme,...
  • 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...

  • Include Sambalpuri, Ho languages in Constitution: Patnaik to Centre 02-03-2014 09:28 AM

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday urged Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde to take steps for inclusion of Sambalpuri/Kosali and Ho languages in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution. "Sambalpuri/Kosali is the mother tongue of about 75 lakh people spread over 10 contiguous districts of Western Odisha....
  • 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. ...
  • Promo: The Naveen Patnaik Juggernaut 28-02-2014 03:48 PM

    From reluctant politician to Odisha's unchallenged ruler, Naveen Patnaik operates through fear and favour. Could the King of Odisha turn Kingmaker in Delhi? ...
  • Third Front ready to take on Congress, BJP, says India not a 2-party nation 25-02-2014 03:55 PM

    New Delhi: Announcing a non-Congress and non-BJP alliance, the Third Front wooed the electorate by making it clear that it would provide a secular, democratic and pro-development government after Lok Sabha elections. An amalgamation of 11 political parties, the Third Front on Tuesday claimed that India was not a two-party...