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About Biju Janata Dal

Biju Janata Dal (BJP) is a Indian national-level political party of Orissa. It is by led by Naveen Patnaik, son of former state chief minister Biju Patnaik. The party was founded on 27 December 1997.

Naveen Patnaik is also the Chief Minister of Odisha.



On September 19, 2012 Naveen Patnaik said that he will not offer any support to the United Progressive Alliance, after Trinamool Congress has pulled out of UPA over diesel price hike and FDI reforms.

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Congress MP Manish Tewari Rolls his Sleeves to get Roasted in an AMA Event
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Mukherjee meets Mulayam and Akhilesh; confident of Prez polls
United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee met Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav here on Tuesday, and said he continues to enjoy the support of various political leaders in the race to Raisina Hill.

Sangma's son thanks Patnaik for proposing his father's name
Former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma's son Conrad Sangma has expressed his gratitude to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for lending support to his father.

Sangma meets Mamata, hopes to get Trinamool support
As the race for Raisina Hill heats up, former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma met West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee here on Tuesday to seek her support for his candidature during the presidential poll.

Prez poll: Sangma to meet Jagan in jail
Former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma, who has off late been appealing to the leaders of various political outfits to back his candidature in the race for Raisina Hill, is expected to meet YSR Congress Party chief Jaganmohan Reddy in jail and seek his support.

Mukherjee will win Prez poll with overwhelming majority: Narayanasamy
Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office (PMO) V. Narayanasamy on Saturday expressed confidence about Finance Minister and UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee winning the presidential poll with an overwhelming majority.

'P.A. Sangma has failed in state politics': Meghalaya CM
Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has called former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma a failure in state politics.

TDP yet to finalise its choice for presidential polls
Telugu Desam Party chief Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday said his party was yet to finalise a candidate for the presidential elections.

Prez poll: Sharad Pawar to persuade Sangma
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief harad Pawar has said that he would persuade former Lok Sabha speaker and fellow party leader P.A. Sangma to withdraw his candidature for the presidential poll.

Odisha CM Patnaik backs Sangma for president
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has said that he backed tribal leader Purno Sangma for the post of the president, and added that his choice for this highest position is 'succinct' and 'appropriate'

Prez poll: Biju Janata Dal's support for Sangma continues, says Panda
With the various political outfits adopting a wait-and-watch approach till Congress finalises its name for a presidential candidate, Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader Jay Panda on Thursday said his party would continue to back former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma for the prestigious post.

Naveen Patnaik acts tough, sacks two ministers
Coming down heavily on the rebels in Biju Janata Dal (BJD), Odisha Chief Minister and party chief Naveen Patnaik went on a suspending spree on Friday, taking to task Lok Sabha MP Pyari Mohan Mohapatra along with two Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs), besides sacking two ministers.

No revolt in Odisha government, claims Jay Panda
Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Jay Panda on Wednesday enied reports that there is dissidence within the party against Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

Petrol Price Hike: Congress, Opposition trade charges as public protests (Update)
Protests and demonstrations across the country on Thursday appeared to place the Manmohan Singh Government on the back foot over its decision to hike petrol prices by over Rs.7 a litre.

President Polls: Sangma appeals to parties to support his tribal platform bid
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former Lok Sabha Speaker P A Sangma on Tuesday sought to reach out to political parties, saying he hoped they would respond "to the call of conscience of the tribal people of the nation" and support his bid to become India's next president.

NCP says will toe UPA line on choice for president
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Friday categorically stated that being a part of the ruling UPA Government, it would take a decision on who would be the next president of India with the widest possible consensus.

Patnaik has reservations on NCTC in its present form, as it disregards state's interests
Expressing his reservations over the setting up of the National Counter Terrorist Centre (NCTC), Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has said the anti-militancy unit in its present form is an attempt to disregard the state's interests and would be detrimental to the federal structure of the country.

Maoist mediators to press rebels and secure early release of abducted Sukma Collector
Maoist appointed mediators arrived in Chintalnar forest area of Chhattisgarh on Thursday to hold talks with the ultras and secure early release of abducted Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon.

Odisha CM Patnaik rules out Hikaka's resignation under Maoists pressure
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday cleared reports over Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Jhina Hikaka's resignation, saying there was no reason for a person elected democratically to step down from his post.

'I was treated quite well', says Jhina Hikaka
Odisha MLA Jhina Hikaka, who was released by the Maoists at a village in Koraput, on Thursday said that he was made to stay in adverse conditions in the forest, but the ultras did not ill treat him.

Opposition holds protests against fuel price hike
The overnight hike in fuel prices by rupees 1.82 has resulted in opposition parties protesting strongly against the decision.ctivists and supporters of the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) party took to the streets in Bhubaneswar in protest against the latest fuel price hike.

BJD MLA shot dead by suspected Maoists in Orissa
Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Jagabandhu Majhi and his personal security officer were on Saturday shot dead by suspected Maoists at a public meeting in Orissa's Nawarangpur District.

Third Front slams Govt.'s version of Lokpal Bill
The Third Front on Tuesday criticized the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre for formulating a Lokpal Bill, which was ineffective and weak and would fail to curb the rising corruption in the country.

Brinda Karat calls Hazare's arrest a strong attack on democratic rights
Condemning the arrest of veteran social activist Anna Hazare, Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat accusing the ruling Congress Party of indulging in corruption, on Tuesday called it a strong attack on democratic rights.

Odisha BJP demands President's rule following Collector's kidnapping by Maoists
Condemning the abduction of Malkangiri District Collector R Vineel Krishna by the Maoists, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday demanded the imposition of President's rule in Odisha, as the Naveen Patnaik Government has not been able to control the Maoists.

Demand for resignation over POSCO unjustified, says Naveen Patnaik
Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has said that the demand for his resignation by the opposition parties over giving land to the steel maker POSCO is illogical and without any justification.

2G scam: BJP sticks to JPC demand
The parliamentary party of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) met here today and decided to stick to its demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the 2G scam.

2G scam: Left parties to meet President Patil over Parliament deadlock
Left parties are likely to meet President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Tuesday to urge her to advise the government to accept their demand for Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the 2G scam to end the stalemate in Parliament.

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