Sambit Patra: News

Sambit Patra is a surgeon, social worker, and National Spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Born in Bokaro Steel City, Jharkhand, he did his MBBS from VSS Medical College & Hospital and MS in General Surgery from Srirama Chandra Bhanja Medical College & Hospital. After clearing the UPSC Combined Medical Services Exam in 2003, he joined the Hindu Rao Hospital in Delhi as its Medical Officer. In the early 2010s, Patra joined the BJP and contested the Delhi Municipal elections from Kashmiri Gate, which he lost. During 2014 and onwards, he started appearing on national television debates as the party’s National Spokesperson and has gained popularity because of his animated oratory and debating style. In 2017, Patra was appointed as a non-official director on the Oil and Natural Gas Company’s board by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet. He contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Odisha’s Puri constituency but lost to Biju Janata Dal’s (BJD) Pinaki Mishra in a tight contest.

24 May 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

Polling kicks off for 6th phase of Lok Sabha elections 

The polling for the sixth and penultimate phase of the Lok Sabha elections kicked off on Saturday.

21 May 2024

Narendra Modi

Patra's 'slip of tongue' on Lord Jagannath, Modi sparks row 

Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sambit Patra has triggered a political controversy after a slip of the tongue in a remark about Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lord Jagannath, went viral.

04 Apr 2024

Congress Party

Gourav Vallabh joins BJP hours after quitting Congress

Former Congress spokesperson Gourav Vallabh joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday.

11 Jul 2023

West Bengal

Bengal panchayat election results: TMC wins over 12,000 seats

The counting of votes for the West Bengal panchayat elections was underway amid tight security on Tuesday.

12 Apr 2023


Odisha: BJP's Sambit Patra walks barefoot on burning coal bed

Bharatiya Janata Party's national spokesperson Sambit Patra on Tuesday walked barefoot around 10 meters on a burning coal bed at the ongoing Jhamu Jatra festival in Rebati Raman village of Puri, Odisha.

01 Apr 2023

Arvind Kejriwal

Despite being fined by court, Kejriwal questions Modi's degree again

Even after being fined by the Gujarat High Court for seeking details of PM Narendra Modi's educational degrees, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is apparently not hesitant to bring it up again.

BJP attacks AAP again, this time with a 'sting' video

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday released a sting video of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), accusing it of corruption.

05 Sep 2022

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi liquor policy: 'Sting operation' video exposes scam, alleges BJP

In a new twist in the Delhi liquor policy row, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday released an alleged "sting operation" video, claiming Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia earned hundreds of crores through illegal brokerage.

12 Jun 2021

Digvijaya Singh

Digvijay's statement regarding 'relook' at Article 370 revocation creates stir

Congress leader Digvijay Singh's purported comments in a Clubhouse conversation that the revocation of Article 370 and stripping Jammu and Kashmir of statehood was an extremely sad decision and his party will have a relook at the issue have triggered a row, with BJP accusing him of speaking against India.

25 May 2021


Delhi Police v/s Twitter India: All you need to know

Twitter offices in Delhi and Gurugram were visited by the Special Cell of Delhi Police to serve a notice pertaining to the "Congress toolkit" case. This follows days after Twitter flagged BJP spokesman Sambit Patra's tweet as "manipulated media".

18 May 2021

Narendra Modi

Congress-created toolkit calls new COVID-19 variant 'Modi strain,' alleges BJP

Hitting out at the Congress, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday shared what it claimed is a toolkit allegedly created by the opposition party to defame PM Narendra Modi.

12 Aug 2020

Aaj Tak

Congress leader Rajiv Tyagi passes away after suffering cardiac arrest

Congress leader Rajiv Tyagi died on Wednesday due to a cardiac arrest. The Congress party confirmed the news of Tyagi's death through social media.

09 Jun 2020

Jyotiraditya Scindia

Jyotiraditya Scindia and mother test positive for coronavirus, hospitalized

Former Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, who joined BJP in March, and his mother Madhavi Raje Scindia have been admitted to Max Hospital, Saket, Delhi after they tested positive for coronavirus.

28 May 2020

Sanjay Jha

BJP's Sambit Patra hospitalized after showing coronavirus symptoms

Sambit Patra, the national spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was hospitalized in Gurugram, Haryana, after he displayed symptoms of coronavirus, reports said on Thursday.

04 May 2020

Indian Railways

Never talked about charging migrant workers for transport, says Centre

Amid reports that migrant workers were asked to pay to be sent home across states, the Centre on Monday said that it had never talked about charging them for the transport.

01 Apr 2019


Sambit Patra's video invites questions over Ujjwala scheme

Sambit Patra, the BJP spokesperson who has been fielded from Puri Lok Sabha constituency, shared a video of a woman cooking food on an earthen oven sparking questions about the success of Ujjwala Yojana.

23 Mar 2019


BJP releases second list of candidates, Sambit Patra gets Puri

The Bharatiya Janata Party released its second list of candidates for upcoming Lok Sabha elections late on Friday night.

17 Mar 2019

Narendra Modi

Pawan Khera likens Modi to Masood Azhar, Osama; sparks row

A massive row erupted after Congress' spokesperson Pawan Khera equated Prime Minister Narendra Modi to terrorists during a program on a news channel on Saturday.

23 Feb 2019


We are Indians: CRPF slams report on caste of martyrs

Slamming an atrocious media report which put caste stamps on martyrs of the February 14 attack, CRPF spokesperson on Friday said soldiers identified themselves as Indians and weren't confined to the decisiveness of caste, color, and religion.

23 Jan 2019

Rahul Gandhi

In Priyanka Gandhi's elevation, BJP sees her brother Rahul's failure

On Wednesday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi gave a key post to sister Priyanka ahead of general elections and ruling BJP was quick to slam him.

17 Dec 2018

Madhya Pradesh

People showing janeu, flaunting gotras: Adityanath's apparent dig at RaGa

Without naming Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said people were showing their janeu and flaunting gotras to gain prominence these days in country's politics.

18 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

BJP questions Congress's Pakistan-advertisments, latter says you forgot Hogwarts, Winterfell

Congress has come up with a smart reply to counter BJP's claims that it is sponsoring advertisements on Facebook in Pakistan, to remove Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

15 Sep 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

BJP, Congress, AAP appeal to youth to join politics

The BJP, Congress, and the AAP asked the youth to shun the notion that politics is a "dirty job" and appealed to them to join the public life to take the country forward.

05 Sep 2018

Narendra Modi

Arrest me if I am a Naxal sympathizer: Digvijaya Singh

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh dared the government on Tuesday to arrest him if he has had any association with the Maoists as alleged by the BJP.

25 Aug 2018


Row erupts after Rahul Gandhi equates RSS with Muslim Brotherhood

Congress President Rahul Gandhi's speech at International Institute of Strategic Studies in London, sparked a new controversy as he compared RSS to the Muslim Brotherhood of the Arab world.

19 Apr 2018


SC's Loya death verdict triggers BJP-Congress war

The SC's refusal to order an independent probe in Judge BH Loya's death has opened a political war.