Articles about Sambit Patra

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.

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

12 Jun 2021

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.

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

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".

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

18 May 2021

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.

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.

Congress leader Rajiv Tyagi passes away after suffering cardiac arrest

12 Aug 2020

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.

Rajasthan: BJP wants CBI probe into tapes leaked by Congress

18 Jul 2020

Rajasthan: BJP wants CBI probe into tapes leaked by Congress

In what marked BJP's full-blown entry into the raging political crisis in Rajasthan, the party on Saturday held a press conference demanding a CBI probe to know if phones of leaders were being tapped.

On Rath Yatra, SC says, "Will let Odisha government decide"

22 Jun 2020

On Rath Yatra, SC says, "Will let Odisha government decide"

Hearing petitions against its earlier order, which stopped the famed Rath Yatra in Puri, Odisha, the Supreme Court on Monday empowered the Odisha government to take a call.

Jyotiraditya Scindia and mother test positive for coronavirus, hospitalized

09 Jun 2020

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.

BJP's Sambit Patra hospitalized after showing coronavirus symptoms

28 May 2020

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.

Never talked about charging migrant workers for transport, says Centre

04 May 2020

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.

'Notebandi 2.0': RaGa fires fresh salvo at Modi over NRC/NPR

28 Dec 2019

'Notebandi 2.0': RaGa fires fresh salvo at Modi over NRC/NPR

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday slammed the government over the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR).

Violence in Jamia: Priyanka Gandhi leads protest at India Gate

16 Dec 2019

Violence in Jamia: Priyanka Gandhi leads protest at India Gate

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra reached India Gate in New Delhi to show solidarity towards students of Jamia Millia Islamia, where cops unleashed horror yesterday. Starting at 4pm, she held a two-hour symbolic protest.

Journalist Aatish Taseer, who called Modi 'Divider-in-chief', loses citizenship status

08 Nov 2019

Journalist Aatish Taseer, who called Modi 'Divider-in-chief', loses citizenship status

Aatish Taseer has always been a known name in literary circles.

Congress' problem is that Rahul Gandhi walked away: Salman Khurshid

09 Oct 2019

Congress' problem is that Rahul Gandhi walked away: Salman Khurshid

Evidently, Congress is fighting for survival. The party faced its straight second defeat in the Lok Sabha elections in May, proving it is extremely far from reality.

Sambit Patra's video invites questions over Ujjwala scheme

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.

BJP releases second list of candidates, Sambit Patra gets Puri

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.

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

17 Mar 2019

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.

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.

We are Indians: CRPF slams report on caste of martyrs

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.

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

23 Jan 2019

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.

Elections are won on perception: 5 leaders Modi should sack

19 Dec 2018

Elections are won on perception: 5 leaders Modi should sack

The opposite of sadness is not happiness, but the opposite of darkness is light. May not be bright, orange light, but light.

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

17 Dec 2018

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.

#RoadTo2019: Politicians' words are getting filthier. We have compiled few

26 Nov 2018

#RoadTo2019: Politicians' words are getting filthier. We have compiled few

The results of polls in five states, namely Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Mizoram, and Telangana, will be announced on December 11.

Why should you and I question the government?

11 Nov 2018

Why should you and I question the government?

Democracy has given citizens a brahmastra- the right to question the government.

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

18 Oct 2018

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.

BJP, Congress, AAP appeal to youth to join politics

15 Sep 2018

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.

RaGa says FM writes blogs, but didn't mention meeting Mallya

13 Sep 2018

RaGa says FM writes blogs, but didn't mention meeting Mallya

Addressing the press on Thursday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi launched a full blown attack on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over his alleged meeting with beleaguered business tycoon Vijay Mallya.

To counter haters, Congress shares RaGa's Fitbit numbers from Kailash-yatra

07 Sep 2018

To counter haters, Congress shares RaGa's Fitbit numbers from Kailash-yatra

Rahul Gandhi's Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is being widely discussed in Indian politics (for reasons unknown) and now Congress, in a bid to take haters head-on, has shared Fitbit numbers of the party president's pilgrimage.

Arrest me if I am a Naxal sympathizer: Digvijaya Singh

05 Sep 2018

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.

As RaGa starts Kailash Yatra, posters celebrate his 'shiv bhakti'

31 Aug 2018

As RaGa starts Kailash Yatra, posters celebrate his 'shiv bhakti'

Congress workers put up posters of President Rahul Gandhi in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, on Thursday, which asserted him as a 'shiv bhakt' (devotee of Lord Shiva).

Row erupts after Rahul Gandhi equates RSS with Muslim Brotherhood

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.

Tharoor says BJP win in 2019 will create 'Hindu Pakistan'

12 Jul 2018

Tharoor says BJP win in 2019 will create 'Hindu Pakistan'

Delivering a lecture on 'Threats Faced by Indian Democracy and Secularism' in Thiruvananthapuram, eminent Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said Bharatiya Janata Party will create a 'Hindu Pakistan' if voted to power after Lok Sabha elections of 2019.

Congress's 'Save the Constitution' campaign is farce: Amit Shah

23 Apr 2018

Congress's 'Save the Constitution' campaign is farce: Amit Shah

BJP President Amit Shah today mocked the Congress's "Save the Constitution" campaign, launched by its Chief Rahul Gandhi, as a "farce" and a "saving dynasty" drive.

SC's Loya death verdict triggers BJP-Congress war

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.

Gujarat: SC rejects Congress plea for cross-verification of 25% EVMs

15 Dec 2017

Gujarat: SC rejects Congress plea for cross-verification of 25% EVMs

The SC has rejected a Congress plea seeking directions to the EC for cross-verification of at least 25% of EVM votes with VVPAT paper trail.

'Murderous' attack on Rahul Gandhi's car unleashes war of words

05 Aug 2017

'Murderous' attack on Rahul Gandhi's car unleashes war of words

Yesterday, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi's car was attacked by a man in Gujarat's flood-hit Banaskantha district.

FIR against Sandeep Dikshit for 'sadak ka gunda' comment

26 Jul 2017

FIR against Sandeep Dikshit for 'sadak ka gunda' comment

An FIR has been lodged against Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit for his comments in which he asked Army Chief General Bipin Rawat not to speak like a 'sadak ka gunda'.

I-T tribunal indicts Roy, NDTV for money laundering Rs.642 crore

22 Jul 2017

I-T tribunal indicts Roy, NDTV for money laundering Rs.642 crore

The Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) indicted Prannoy Roy directly for the evasion and money laundering of Rs. 642cr.

Apology demanded from Sonia Gandhi after 'sadak ka gunda' comment

12 Jun 2017

Apology demanded from Sonia Gandhi after 'sadak ka gunda' comment

The Congress has landed itself in a controversy. After Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said India is ready for a "two and a half front war", party leader Sandeep Dikshit said he shouldn't talk like a "sadak ka gunda" (street thug).

Actor Vinod Khanna passes away at 70

27 Apr 2017

Actor Vinod Khanna passes away at 70

Veteran actor Vinod Khanna, star of cult movies like 'Amar Akbar Anthony', 'Hera Pheri' and 'Muqaddar Ka Sikandar', died on April 27 in Mumbai. He was 70.