BJD DECLARED FIRST PHASE LIST OF ASSEMBLY CANDIDATES  ASKA- MANJULA SWAIN  SORADA- PURNACHANDRA SWAIN  SANKHEMUNDI- NANDINI DEVI  HINJILI- NAVEEN PATNAIK  POLSARA- SRIKANT SAHOO  KABISURYA NAGAR- LATIKA PRADHAN  KHALIKOT- K.K. SURYAMANI BAIDYA  BALIGUDA- CHAKRADHAR KANHAR  G.UDAYGIRI- SALUGA PRADHAN  BOUDH- PRADEEP KUMAR AMAT  KANTAMALA- MAHIDHAR RANA  BHANJANAGAR- BIKRAM KESHARI ARUKH  DASAPALLA- RAMESH BEHERA  BHAWANIPATNA- DUSMANTA NAYAK  NARLA- BHUPINDAR SINGH  JUNAGARH- DIBYASANKAR MISHRA  DHARMAGARH-MAUSUDI BAG  NUAPARA- RAJENDRA DHOLKIA  KHARIAR- LAMBODAR NIAL  BERHAMPUR- BIKRAM KESHARI PANDA  GOPALPUR- DR. PRADEEP KUMAR PANIGRAHI  CHIKITI- USHA DEVI  DIGAPAHANDI- SURYA NARAYAN PATRA  CHHATRAPUR- SUBASH CHANDRA BEHERA  PARALAKHEMUNDI- KALYANI GAJAPATHI  MOHANA- PURNABASI NAYAK  TITILAGARH- TUKUNI SAHOO  PATANAGARH- SAROJ MEHER  SONPUR- NIRANJAN PUJARI  KANTABANJI- AJAY DAS  BIRAMAHARAJPUR- PADMANAVA BEHERA  SUNDARGARH- YOGESH KUMAR SINGH  RAJGANGPUR- MANGALA KISAN  TALSARA- STEPHEN SOREN  ROURKELA- SARADA PRASAD NAYAK  RAGHUNATHPALI- SUBRAT TARAI  BONAI- RANJEET KISAN  RAYGADA- LAL BIHARI HIMIRIKA  JEYPORE- RABI NARAYAN NANDA  GUNUPUR- RAGHUNATH GAMANG  BISSAM CUTTACK- JAGANNATH SARIKA  KORAPUT- RAGHURAM PODAL  LAXMIPUR- PRABHU JARI  NAWARANGPUR- SADAIV PRADHANI  UMORKOTE- SUBASH GOND  DABUGAON- MANOHAR RANDHARI  KOTPAD- PADMINI DEVI  CHITROKONDA- PURNACHANDRA BARA  NAVEEN PATNAIK WILL CONTEST FROM 2 ASSEMBLY CONSTITUENCIES   APART FROM HINJILI NAVEEN WILL ALSO FIGHT FROM BIJEPUR  BJD SUPREMO NAVEEN PATNAIK DECLARED BJD CANDIDATES FOR LOK SABHA  OUT OF 9 LOK SABHA CANDIDATES DECLARED SO FAR BJD ONLY RETAIN KALIKESH NARAYAN SINGHDEO IN BOLANGIR  IN OTHER 8 CONSTITUENCIES BJD PRESSED NEW FACES FOR LOK SABHA  KALAHANDI- PUSPENDRA SINGHDEO  BARAGARH- PRASANNA ACHARYA  NAWARANGPUR- RAMESH MAJHI  BERHAMPUR- CHANDRASEKHAR SAHOO  ASKA- PRAMILA BISOI  KANDHAMAL- ACHYUT SAMANT  KORAPUT- KOUSALYA HIKAKKA  BOLANGIR- KALIKESH NARAYAN SINDHDEO  SUNDARGARH- SUNITA BISWAL  

NaMo Happy On NaPa

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reasons to be happy today as Odisha Chief Minister and BJD President Naveen Patnaik has made it clear that he will not be part of the Mahagathbandhan, the Grand Alliance.


Mr.Modi is happy as BJD is a major regional party which in present Lok Sabha has 20 Members and 118 members in the 147 member Odisha Legislative Assembly.

The Mahagathbandhan was considered to be a major strength of the Congress to take on the BJP led NDA in the next general elections.

While many regional parties have offered their membership to the Mahagathbandhan, BJD was keeping its cards closed to its chest till Wednesday.

However, Naveen opened the card today to the amusement of the BJP and Mr.Modi.

The BJP National Leadership has been facing stiff opposition the states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and some other states where regional parties have joined hands.

The alliance between Mayawati led BSP and Akhilesh Yadav headed Samajwadi Party has caused major damage to BJP’s poll prospect of BJP in Uttar Pradesh where there are 80 Lok Sabha seats.

Similarly, in Bihar the joining of hands between Lalu Yadav’s RJD and Congress, has also caused problem for BJP. The state has 40 Lok Sabha seats.

That BJD will not join the Mahagathbandhan will ultimately help the BJP though Naveen has been claiming that his regional party has been maintaining equal distance from both the national parties.

Though Mr.Patnaik on 8 January told reporters that he will take time for making a decision on the Mahagathabandhan, he on his own immediately announced about the BJD’s move in less than 12 hours.

Nobody is sure what prompted the Chief Minister to make such an announcement in Bhubaneswar on the Gathbandhan. He was not even asked to say on the issue, but the came out with clarification.

Naveen’s announcement has not gone down well within the opposition Congress which took no time to say that the regional party is hand in glove with the BJP.

Naveen’s party also on the day supported the BJP’s move of 10 per cent quota for the upper caste people.

The BJD President’s announcement is also significant as it came ahead of Modi’s next visit to Bolangir on January 15 and BJP president Amit Shah’s scheduled tour to Odisha on January 18.    
 


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