Articles about Baijayant Jay Panda

Baijayant Jay Panda is an Indian politician and entrepreneur. Born on January 12, 1964, he is the son of Ila Panda, the former Rajya Sabha MP from Odisha. He is the vice-president and national spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He was associated with the Biju Janata Dal but was expelled in 2018, following anti-party activities. Following his rift with BJD, he joined Bharatiya Janata Party in 2019. He became a Rajya member twice, first in 2000 and again in 2006, representing BJD. In 2009, he entered Lok Sabha after winning the Kendrapara seat from BJD’s ticket. In 2014, he again won the Kendrapara Lok Sabha seat. He serves as the vice-president of Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys Limited (IMFA). His wife Jagi Mangat Panda is the Managing Director of Ortel Communications Ltd.

Eye on polls, BJP gets makeover; Ram Madhav loses Manipur

14 Nov 2020

Eye on polls, BJP gets makeover; Ram Madhav loses Manipur

Riding on election wins of this week, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday made big changes, appointing newer faces as state in-charges and revoking power from a few.

Odisha: BJD MP's wife accuses him of torture; moves court

06 Sep 2020

Odisha: BJD MP's wife accuses him of torture; moves court

Actor-turned-politician and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Anubhav Mohanty has been accused of domestic violence and torture by his wife, Odia film actor Varsha Priyadarshini.

Entertainment round-up: Abhijeet Bhattacharya's son is COVID-19 positive, and more

23 Jul 2020

Entertainment round-up: Abhijeet Bhattacharya's son is COVID-19 positive, and more

In the world of entertainment, news on Thursday was unwittingly about celebrities' COVID-19 test results. Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya's son tested positive, while megastar Amitabh Bachchan busted a fake news report claiming he "recovered" from the disease.

Bollywood's links with Pakistan's ISI exposed: Details here

23 Jul 2020

Bollywood's links with Pakistan's ISI exposed: Details here

With Bollywood being scrutinized, now more than ever after the tragic demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, alleged links between celebrities and ISI, the notorious spy agency of Pakistan, have become the talking point.

BJD not dependent on me: Naveen Patnaik sparks succession talks

27 Dec 2019

BJD not dependent on me: Naveen Patnaik sparks succession talks

He became Odisha's Chief Minister for a fifth consecutive term, made Biju Janata Dal (BJD) a formidable force in the coastal state, and now 74-year-old Naveen Patnaik has sparked conversations about his successor.

Puri or Varanasi: Where will PM Modi contest elections from?

12 Mar 2019

Puri or Varanasi: Where will PM Modi contest elections from?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will contest from Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi, just like the last Lok Sabha elections, NDTV reports.

Ahead of elections, former BJD MP Baijayant Panda joins BJP

04 Mar 2019

Ahead of elections, former BJD MP Baijayant Panda joins BJP

Baijayant Jay Panda, who quit Biju Janata Dal (BJD) last year, joined Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday.

Abhijit Iyer-Mitra granted bail after Odisha govt drops charges

05 Dec 2018

Abhijit Iyer-Mitra granted bail after Odisha govt drops charges

A day after the Odisha government decided to drop charges against journalist and defense analyst Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, an Odisha court has granted him bail.

5 highly educated politicians you wouldn't know about

02 Jun 2018

5 highly educated politicians you wouldn't know about

If you want a government job in India, you should at least be a graduate. But if you're going to become a politician, people's support is more than enough.

Have you heard of Assam's "Chutiyas"?

15 Mar 2018

Have you heard of Assam's "Chutiyas"?

A tweet by Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Jual Oram has reignited an old debate, and also exposed the ignorance of "mainstream" Indians about the northeast.

Odisha-CM Naveen Patnaik suspends MP Baijayant Panda for anti-party activities

25 Jan 2018

Odisha-CM Naveen Patnaik suspends MP Baijayant Panda for anti-party activities

Inter-party schisms have now hit Odisha's Biju Janata Dal (BJD). CM Naveen Patnaik has suspended Kendrapara MP Baijayant Jay Panda for anti-party activities and 'monopolistic utilization' of Members of Parliament Local Area Development Division (MPLAD) funds.

BJP MP Maheish Girri demands President's Rule in Delhi

22 Jul 2017

BJP MP Maheish Girri demands President's Rule in Delhi

BJP national secretary and MP Maheish Girri has demanded the dismissal of the AAP government in Delhi over "incompetence". President's Rule should be imposed, he said.

TN Congress lambasts Budget

03 Feb 2017

TN Congress lambasts Budget

The Tamil Nadu Congress has criticized the General Budget for not including Tamil Nadu in the list of states for an AIIMS hospital. Jharkhand and Gujarat have been selected instead.

Kerala Finance Minister, RSS affiliates dissatisfied with Budget

02 Feb 2017

Kerala Finance Minister, RSS affiliates dissatisfied with Budget

Finance Minister of Kerala, Thomas Issac on Wednesday said that the Union Budget was a "big letdown" and that Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley "played a game with statistics to draw a wrong picture."

Budget 2017: Congress disappointed but supports clean political funding

01 Feb 2017

Budget 2017: Congress disappointed but supports clean political funding

A range of reactions by various political parties, including the Opposition, poured in following Budget 2017-18 today.