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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
11 Nov 2018
Why should you and I question the government?
Democracy has given citizens a brahmastra- the right to question the government.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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).
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.