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Biju Janata Dal: Political party in India
The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is a state political party of the Indian state of Odisha led by Naveen Patnaik, the current Chief Minister of Odisha and the son of former Chief minister Biju Patnaik, after whom the party was named. It was founded on 26 December 1997.

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Biju Janata Dal opposes AIIMS Bhubaneswar's Hindi diktat, to lodge formal complaint with Centre

After the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar issued a directive mandating the use of Hindi language in official communication, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has criticised the move..
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Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik says BJD won't support NRC in state, backs CAA

The minister also urged the groups in Odisha who are opposed to the new legislation to not create panic as the CAA will not have any effect on Indian Muslims.
DNA - Published

Do not support NRC, amended citizenship law not for Indians, says Naveen Patnaik

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said the ruling BJD does not support NRC but had backed the amended citizenship law as the latter applies only to foreigners. He also appealed to the..
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Rajya Sabha passes Citizenship Amendment Bill

Rajya Sabha on Wednesday approved the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, completing the legislative procedure for giving Indian citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh...
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Citizenship Amendment Bill faces Rajya Sabha test: How the numbers stack up

In the Upper House, NDA has 94 members and it will have to garner the support of at least 121 members to get the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 passed. AIADMK, JD(U) and Akali Dal have 11, 6 and 3..
IndiaTimes - Published

LS passes citizenship bill 311-80 at midnight, Shah says ‘NRC is coming’

The stage is now set for a clash in Rajya Sabha where the numbers are closer even as NDA seems to have requisite support with the backing of BJD, AIADMK, TDP and YSR-CP. The government’s cause could..
IndiaTimes - Published

BJD likely to support Citizenship Amendment Bill in parliament

The party has decided to issue whip to all its MPs in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha members to attend the session during Monday to Wednesday. BJD has 12 MPs in the Lok Sabha while it has seven in Rajya..
IndiaTimes - Published

BJD demands special focus tag for calamity-hit states in Rajya Sabha


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People's hearts can be won without rushing to well of House:PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said in Rajya Sabha that people's hearts can be won by political parties even without rushing to the Well of the House to register their protest on various..
IndiaTimes - Published

Odisha govt to approach Centre for amendments in new MV Act

The ruling BJD has said that the Odisha government will approach the Centre for bringing some amendments in the new Motor Vehicles Act because of resentment among people over the hefty fines for..
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Opposition members protest against Dam Safety bill in Lok Sabha

Seeking to assure agitated members, Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat -- who introduced the Dam Safety Bill, 2019 -- said the central government has not done anything to take away control..
IndiaTimes - Published

Private member bill on compulsory voting; Members divided

Participating in a debate on a private member's bill to make voting compulsory on Friday, Rajiv Pratap Rudy(BJP), B Mahtab(BJD), Rajendra Agarwal(BJP) opposed the idea, while Nihal Chand (BJP) and..
IndiaTimes - Published

BJD, TRS, YSRCP's help gets RTI bill through Rajya Sabha

The Modi government beat its Rajya Sabha "jinx" on Thursday with the RTI (Amendment) Bill being passed without a division after an anticipated test of numbers petered out with the opposition choosing..
IndiaTimes - Published

Amid walkout, Lok Sabha passes bill to ban individuals too as terrorists

Some opposition parties like Congress, DMK and Trinamool Congress walked out in protest against the introduction of UAPA amendment bill in the Lok Sabha. However, Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam..
IndiaTimes - Published

Patkura assembly election results: BJD takes lead

Twice polls were postponed in Patkura.
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MPs from BJP, BJD, YSRCP give Zero Hour notices in Rajya Sabha


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BJD MP raises 'Special Focus Status' issue for Odisha in Rajya Sabha

Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Sasmit Patra on Wednesday raised the demand of 'special focus status' for Odisha in the Rajya Sabha
DNA - Published

Prestige battle: Naveen Patnaik tasks 7 ministers, 18 MLAs with ensuring BJD's win in Patkura assembly poll

Biju Janata Dal president Naveen Patnaik has tasked 7 senior ministers and 18 MLAs to defeat his friend-turned-foe Bijoy Mohapatra of the BJP in July 20 Patkura assembly poll. Patnaik has made Patkura..
IndiaTimes - Published

Probe Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s death, says BJD MP


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Issue of steep air fares raised in Lok Sabha

Raising the issue during the question hour, BJD MP Pinaki Misra said during the Jat riots in Haryana in 2016, the Delhi-Chandigarh fare shot up to Rs 90,000. The same was the case when Cyclone Fani hit..
IndiaTimes - Published

BJD MLA forces engineer to do crunches, held

Meher - a first-time MLA, who was on the run for the past 19 days - was produced in the additional district judge's court in Patnagarh.He filed his bail petition himself as lawyers in the area are on a..
IndiaTimes - Published

Congress helped us realise value of strong leader: BJP

BJD's Pinaki Mishra offers constructive cooperation to BJP
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Naveen Patnaik’s support to BJP man raises brows

A statement from BJD on Friday had clarified that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah had spoken to the chief minister for Vaishnaw.
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Pradhan slams Congress for alleging BJP-BJD nexus


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Ex-IAS officer Ashwini Vaishnav joins BJP after getting Rajya Sabha nomination, BJD support

A day after being named the BJP nominee for Rajya Sabha bypolls in Odisha, former IAS officer Ashwini Vaishnav Saturday joined the saffron party, even as the Congress hinted at a 'deal' behind the..
DNA - Published

Naveen Patnaik backs BJP nominee for RS bypoll

The Naveen Patnaik-led BJD created a flutter on Friday when it announced its support to BJP candidate, retired IAS officer Ashwini Vaishnab, for the Rajya Sabha bypoll.
IndiaTimes - Published

BJD agrees to back BJP's Rajya Sabha candidate from Odisha

The BJP Friday named Ashwini Baishnab, a former bureaucrat, as its candidate for the Rajya Sabha bypolls in Odisha, with the state's ruling Biju Janata Dal also announcing its support to him, making..
DNA - Published

Naveen Patnaik backs PM Modi's 'one nation, one election' idea

Patnaik, who is also the BJD president, strongly advocated 'one nation, one election', saying frequent polls affect the pace of development and also "rock the spirit of cooperative federalism".
DNA - Published

Om Birla — From grassroots politician to Lok Sabha Speaker

A surprise pick by the ruling BJP-led NDA, Birla's name was proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself for the post, sources said. The 56-year-old leader is considered to be close to both Modi..
IndiaTimes - Published

Om Birla set to be next speaker: YSRCP, BJD among parties supporting his candidature

A notice has been given to the Lok Sabha Secretariat by the BJP proposing Birla for the post and bringing a motion for his election.
DNA - Published

10 parties extend support to Om Birla's candidature for Lok Sabha speaker: Prahlad Joshi

"BJD, Shiv Sena, Akali Dal, National People's Party, Mizo National Front, Lok Janshakti Party, YSRCP, JDU, AIADMK and Apna Dal have given the notice to support Birla's candidature for the post of Lok..
IndiaTimes - Published

FIR against BJD MP for abusing woman scribe


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Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik meets PM Modi

Naveen Patnaik met the PM days after being sworn in as the chief minister of the state for the fifth consecutive term. The Biju Janata Dal, which secured 112 seats in the 147-member Odisha assembly in..
IndiaTimes - Published

Not demand, it is our natural claim: Shiv Sena on deputy Lok Sabha Speaker post

Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut on Thursday said that his party has 'natural claim' over the position of deputy Lok Sabha Speaker. Raut's demand comes amid speculation over the possibility of Naveen..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pinaki Misra appointed BJD parliamentary party leader in Lok Sabha


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