BJP holds talks to form non-Congress, non-BJD front in Odisha

BJP senior leader Arun Jaitley along with Chandan Mitra on Monday held discussions with small parties in Odisha to ensure that no votes in the state were divided during the ensuing Lok Sabha elections.

Pyarimohan calls Naveen villain over failure of anti-BJD front

OJM leader Pyarimohan Mohapatra on Friday accused Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of playing the role of a "villain" to defeat the move.

Odisha Jan Morcha for pre-poll alliance with BJP

Odisha Jan Morcha led by Rajya Sabha MP Pyarimohan Mohapatra said his party was open for a pre-poll alliance with BJP.

OJM hopeful of alliance with BJP in Odisha

Odisha Jan Morcha (OJM) leader Pyarimohan Mohapatra on Saturday said he has got positive signals from BJP central leaders on possible pre-poll alliance with the party ahead of the 2014 general elections.

Odisha MP opposes SEZ status to Posco

Rajya Sabha MP from Odisha Pyarimohan Mohapatra on Saturday strongly opposed SEZ status and raw material commitment to the South Korean steel major, Posco, by the state government.

Tytler congratulates Pyarimohan for launching new party

Congress on Tuesday congratulated Rajya Sabha MP Pyarimohan Mohapatra who announced the launching of a new anti-BJD political party Odisha Janmorcha.

Pyarimohan Mohapatra floats political party `OJM`

Pyarimohan Mohapatra, the former political advisor of Biju Janta Dal (BJD) president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, floated a political party ‘Odisha Jana Morcha (OJM)’ on Tuesday.

MLAs seek Naveen`s clarification on `Maoist link` of MP

Cutting across partylines, members of Odisha Assembly sought a clarification from CM on alleged Maoist link of Rajya Sabha MP Pyarimohan Mohapatra.

Pyarimohan Mohapatra calls Naveen Patnaik `arrogant`

Odisha Jan Morcha leader Pyarimohan Mohapatra claimed that the law and order situation in Odisha had worsened during Naveen Patnaik`s chief ministership.

Naveen ridicules Pyari, says his dream of becoming CM remote

Naveen Patnaik said there was no threat to the ruling party from OJM.

Pyari denies link with Maoists, admits Mohanty as OJM member

Expelled from the ruling BJD, Rajya Sabha MP Pyarimohan Mohapatra denied any link with Maoists even though he inducted Sangram Mohanty, arrested for alleged Naxal connection, into Odisha Jan Morcha.

Pyari threatens to challenge Naveen`s order in SC

About three weeks after being expelled from ruling BJD, Rajya Sabha MP Pyarimohan Mohapatra threatened to challenge the action announced against him by Naveen Patnaik.

Mohapatra threatens to expose corruption in coal sector

Expelled BJD leader Pyarimohan Mohapatra on Saturday threatened to expose corruption in Odisha`s coal sector.

BJD`s legs moving in different directions: Yechury

Taking note of the changing political scenario in Odisha after expulsion of Rajya Sabha MP Pyarimohan Mohapatra from BJD, CPI-M said the ruling party`s legs were moving in different directions.

Pyari accuses Naveen of trying to foil rally

Pyarimohan Mohapatra on Wednesday accused Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of trying to foil his November 19 rally at Bhawanipatna.

Naveen has struck deal with Cong: Mohapatra

Earlier, Union Minister of State in PMO, V Narayanasamy, during his visit here, had said that CBI would probe into Patnaik`s role in the coal block allocation to a private company.

BJD infighting intensifies as Naveen, Pyari exchange words

The infighting in the ruling BJD in Odisha further intensified on Friday.