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Why love for Modi in Odisha may not convert into votes for BJP

Lack of BJP’s organisational infrastructure, strong local leadership & state schemes overshadowing central schemes might dent BJP’s chances of winning.
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik during a sit-in dharna, demanding the Centre to increase Minimum Support Price of paddy in New Delhi | Ravi Choudhary/PTI

Why Odisha wants more and more of Naveen Patnaik, it’s 4-time chief minister

Naveen Patnaik, the Odisha CM, continues to hold sway in the state through a carefully-cultivated clean image, pro-poor policies and media management.

In Odisha, media barons cross the line & embrace politics like in no other state

At least 9 media barons, running major newspaper and television channels, are also full-time politicians from either the BJD, BJP or the Congress.

Odisha tribal village can’t forget being witness to one of India’s worst communal killings

Manoharpur witnessed one of the country's most horrific instances of communal violence but despite BJP making inroads, the region remains a BJD stronghold.
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BJD vice-president Raghunath Mohanty quits party

Mohanty alleged that BJD has deviated from Naveen Patnaik's ideals and is now being run by a group with vested interests.
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First time in 20 years, Odisha’s BJD faces tough challenges from BJP & discontentment within

The Naveen Patnaik-led regional party, which has been incumbent since 2000, faces a different poll scenario in the state this time.
Muthuvel Karunanidhi Kanimozhi, Smriti Irani, Supriya Sule , Anupria Patel and Harsimrat Kaur Badal

Why Mamata & Naveen’s move is important — just 9% of India’s MPs and MLAs are women

BJD will have 33% women candidates in Odisha’s 21 Lok Sabha seats, while Trinamool Congress has upped the figure to 41% for Bengal’s 42 seats.

RBI’s new revelations strengthen idea that Modi govt undermines institutions

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Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda, who quit BJD amid anti-party allegations, joins BJP

Jay Panda, who owns an influential media empire, was a leading parliamentarian of the CM Naveen Patnaik-led BJD before he fell out with its leadership.

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4 reasons why Modi remains in the hunt for a second term

Without these 4 factors, Modi & BJP’s fortunes would have been sunk by govt's dismal performance on the economy, jobs & reckless steps like demonetisation.
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Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.

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After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
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If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?