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Holi arrives early for BJD in Bijepur

Holi celebration began early for BJD in the district after the landslide victory of party candidate Ritarani Sahu in Bijepur by-poll on Wednesday. BJD supporters went on a celebration-mode smearing colored powder, locally called ‘Phagu’, on each other besides distributing sweets among them. They also danced to the tune of ‘dulduli’, a traditional music of western Odisha amid fireworks.

Similar celebration broke out in Barpali NAC and block, Bijepur and Gaisilet blocks, Padampur and other areas of the district. BJD candidate Sahu along with Rajya Sabha Member Prasanna Acharya, Handlooms and Textiles Minister Snehangini Chhuria, Bargarh MP Prabhas Singh and MLA Debesh Acharya congregated in front of Anchal College at Padampur, where counting of votes was held, to celebrate the victory with BJD workers.

Thanking the voters and BJD workers, Sahu and Acharya said this win of BJD was against ‘goonda raj’ and false campaign. The by-poll result is the answer of people against bullet through ballot, Acharya said. The win was also a victory of ‘Vikash’ (development) and the result will determine the course and future of Odisha politics, he said.

An elated Sahu said she won the by-election due to the clean image of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and popularity of her late husband Subal Sahu. Thanking the voters of Bijepur Assembly segment for their support, Sahu said development work will continue in the area.On the other hand, while BJD celebrated the victory in different parts of the district, party workers of Chichinda village were grief-stricken.

On February 24, Dileswar Sahu of Chichinda died at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack after being attacked during pre-poll violence.Dileswar was with Subrat Singh, the brother of Labour Minister Susant Singh, when miscreants attacked them at Banabira within Sohela police limits.

Bijepur bypoll: BJD candidate Rita Sahu to file nomination paper on 5th February

Bijepur bypoll: BJD Candidate Rita Sahu

Rita Sahu wife of late Congress sitting MLA Subal Sahu will file her nomination on 5h Februry as a BJD Candidate. As she is the appropriate candidate for the most awaited Bjijepur bypoll election in Bargarh District.

The party declared this after BJD supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik chaired a high-level meeting at Naveen Niwas to prepare party’s strategies ahead of the bypoll.

Senior party leaders including Prasanna Acharya, Debi Prasad Mishra, Prasanta Nanda, Pranab Prakash Das, party observer for Bargarh district Prafulla Mallick and canditate Rita Sahu attended the meeting.

Meanwhile, some Sarpanchs and Panchayat Samiti members along with 50 congress and BJP workers from Gaisilat Block of the district joined the BJD today.

Speaking to media persons, Naveen said “I am very happy that the Sarpanchs and Panchayat Samiti members along with 50 leaders from Congress party belonging to Bijepur Assembly Constituency have joined BJD. Their joining will strengthen our party. I welcome them”.

The Bijepur by-poll will be held on February 24. The by-poll was necessitated following the death of Congress MLA Subal Sahu on August 22, 2017.

BJD activists gherao OJM office

A day before the Odisha Jana Morcha’s (OJM) public rally, high drama took place on Saturday here with the ruling BJD leaders and activists burning the effigy of OJM chairman Pyarimohan Mohapatra alleging that “the proposed gathering is act of revolt” against the chief minister Naveen Patnaik.

The BJD women wing gheroaed the OJM office at Sahid Nagar and screamed slogans against Mr Mohapatra. A few other BJD activists allegedly attempted to ransack the vehicles parked in the premises of the OJM chief’s residence. In Sambalpur, Keonjhar and Cuttack BJD activists also held protest rallies to condemn what they described the OJM’s move to destabilise the BJD. Unperturbed, the OJM chief said the ransacking of his party office and vehicles at his residence were done at the behest of the BJD president and chief minister Naveen Patnaik. “All the vandalism that took place today was done at the direction of chief minister Naveen Patnaik. Before leaving for New Delhi today, he (Naveen) has instructed his party people to ensure that the Sunday’s rally was not attended by a large crowd,” alleged the OJM chairman.

He added that despite the obstacles put up by the ruling party over seventy thousand people will gather in Bhubaneswar on Sunday. Orissa politics is at present meandering at an interesting mode with the formation of OJM early this month. Led by suspended BJD leader Pyarimohan Mohapatra, OJM has emerged an immediate political rival of the ruling party. The rebel leader, who refuses to admit the OJM as a political entity, said the new forum was formed to establish internal democracy in the BJD and cleanse the party of “unwarranted” and “unwanted” elements. Meanwhile, the BJD vice president Damodar Rout said the OJM’s proposed rally would make no dent in the “unquestionable” and “transparent” image of the chief minister.