The family tagging system had proven immensely beneficial for the party in the by-election to Brajarajnagar Assembly constituency.
Commissionerate Police had issued an advisory for traffic diversion but was seen struggling
The BJD is the first non-NDA party to extend its support to Murmu who is set to become the next President of India.
The swearing in ceremony is likely to take place on Sunday at 11.45 am at the Convention Centre in Raj Bhavan.
The BJP on Friday targeted the BJD for ignoring the interests of the scheduled tribes and using them as vote banks.
A day after Union Minister’s Koraput visit, BJD claims such tours to aspirational districts are politically motivated.
The BJD has been at the helm of Jeypore Municipality for the last two decades, from 2003 to 2018, Sources say, resentment has been brewing among town residents for the last 20 years.
Sources in BJP said campaigning will be strengthened further after launching of party’s manifesto in next couple of days.
BJD swept the Panchayat polls but experts say it will face difficulty in the urban local body polls as it is not as well placed in urban areas.
According to political circles, she was eyeing the block chairperson’s post as it is reserved for women but her failure to win has put a question mark on her career.
Considering their large-scale presence, the entry of many office-bearers of WSHGs in the poll worked as the trump card given the support they enjoy at ground level.
Of the 34 zilla parishad zone seats, BJD won an overwhelming 26 seats while the saffron outfit managed just four. Congress which has two MLAs in the district also bagged four zones.
While scrutiny will be done on March 9, the last date of withdrawal of nominations is March 14.
In 2017, the BJD held 20 districts while BJP and Congress were ahead in eight and two districts respectively.
With an impressive lead in the rural elections, the BJD is eying a similar victory for the upcoming urban polls in Nabarangpur by starting to hold preparatory meetings in the district.
In face of an unstoppable BJD juggernaut, the Congress has managed to put up an impressive show in the panchayat elections in the tribal-dominated Koraput district.
The BJD, which won 112 seats in the 147-member Assembly in the recently concluded elections, held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls, has been in power in Odisha since 2000.
The wife of former Odisha Chief Minister Giridhar Gamang tendered her resignation to Chief Minister and BJD President Naveen Patnaik.
The chief of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), which was in alliance with the BJP till 2009, added that he had not thought about aligning with any front.
WATCH | BJD’s peaceful hartal in Odisha turns disruptive: Ambulances stopped, women harassed, commuters harried, shops forced shut
Normal life was hit in Bhubaneswar and many parts of the state as a result of the shutdown, which was to be peaceful and voluntary.