Monday, March 31, 2014

The latest issue of The Industry and Mines Observer,a fortnightly English magazine published from Bhubneshwar Bolangir LokSabha to witness Triangular contest By Sudhir Mishra

The latest issue of The industry and Mines Observer,a fortnightly English magazine published from Bhubneshwar 
Bolangir LokSabha to witness Triangular contest 
(April1-15 ,2014 issue)

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Visit of AUSinghdeo to various parts of Bolangir town on 29thMarch2014 evening -by SudhirMishra/Bolangir

AUSinghdeo who was"forced to contest" from Bolangir Assembly seat this year. This time his political contestant are Sri Narsingha Mishra (congress) andSri BasuPati(BJP).AU Singhdeo undertook a public contact campaign near Hatpadapada yesterday evening (29thMarch2014).I came across his mass contact programme and took few snaps from my Nikkon CollpiX camera hurriedly.As the light was low and AUsinghdeo was marching speedily with his supporters ,I took these photographs with great difficulty because of low light and supporters accompanying him.


Friday, March 28, 2014


Saturday, 29 March 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
In his attempt to woo voters, BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday played cyclone Phailin card while asking a gathering to know where the outsider political leaders were when the State’s coastal districts were hit by the cyclone.
“Different political leaders visit Odisha during the elections and make tall promises but after election they never return. Where were they when the cyclone Phailin hit Odisha,” Patnaik wanted to know while addressing a public meeting at Patnagarh in Balangir district, where BJP State president KV Singh Deo is contesting to retain his Assembly seat.
“Both the Congress and the BJP have neglected Odisha and they are two sides of a coin,” Patnaik added.
He said the BJD Government, however, has not sit silent over the Centre’s apathy and has introduced the Biju KBK Yojana for the development of the KBK area. The Government has also decided to give free land and Rs100 crore to expedite the Khordha-Balangir railway line in this region, he added.
Stating that the Congress would lose its position and the BJP cannot form Government at the Centre alone, Patnaik said the regional parties would play a greater role this time to form the Central Government.
He urged people to vote for his party candidates Prakruti Devi Singh Deo for Patnargarh Assembly seat and Kalikesh Singh Deo for Balangir Lok Sabha seat.Former Congress MLA from Patnagarh Bibek Meher and many members of Odisha Jan Morcha, including Jatish Khamari, joined BJD at the meeting.

Thursday, March 27, 2014


Thursday, 27 March 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
The Aam Aadmi Party has fielded two women candidates, Saraswati Nanda and Sangita Majhi, for the Balangir Lok Sabha and Assembly seats respectively.Besides, the party has also fielded Ajaya Das for the Kantabanji and Sunil Goyal for the Patnagarh Assembly seats.“Women are embodiment of power and as a woman I would strive for the development of Balangir. A grievance redressal cell has been opened and my endeavor would continue to provide justice to the people,” Majhi told mediapersons here.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

AAM Admi Party candidate in Bolangir MPand Assembly segment26th March2014Bolangir

26th March2014
AAM Admi Party candidate in Bolangir MPand Assembly segment
Bolangir ;The AAM Admi Party has fielded two women candidates inBolangir. SMt Saraswati Nanda as its MP candidate from Bolangir LokSabha seat. Smt Sangita Majhi for Bolangir Assembly segment.

Besides this Aam Admi Party has fielded Sri Ajaya Das from Kantabani and Sri Sunil Goyal from Patnagarh .
Addressing media, Both the candidates in a today expressed their confidence and commitment to work for the development of Bolangir and they read out their resolution .We are going to fight out the big forces with determination Says SaraswatiNanda.AAP Parliament candidate
Women represent the power and as a women  I would strive for development of Bolangir.A  grievance redresal cell has been opened and my endeavor to provide justice to people would continue says The AAM Adami party candidate for Bolangir Assembly constituency Smt Sangita Majhi


Sunday, March 23, 2014

B’NGIR DM WANTS MIGRANTS BACK BY APR 5 Monday, 24 March 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

Monday, 24 March 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Writes to AP, TN, Karnataka counterparts for help
District Collector M Muthukumar on Sunday directed all the migrant labour contractors of the district to bring back migrant labourers employed outside the State before April 5 so that they can exercise their franchise in the April 10 Lok Sabha and Assembly polls.

Muthukumar held a meeting for the purpose in which 36 such contractors having valid licence attended. “I have told them to bring back migrant labourers from the brick kilns of Andhra Pradesh and other States before April 5 so that they can cast their votes,” Muthukumar said.

He said the contractors have been asked to bring labourers to the rail stations at Kantabanji and Titiligarh from where the district administration would make arrangements to take them to their respective villagers.He further informed that he has already written letters to his counterparts of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka in this regard.

On the other hand, the direction has put the contractors in a very piquant situation. “We don’t know how the brick kiln owners would respond to it as labourers are on contracts involving money,” said some contractors.
Elaborating their possible problems further, they said if the employers agree their proposal then how the financial issues would be settled and who would guarantee us that the same labourers would return to their respective brick kilns after the voting.
Interestingly, the Balangir District Labour Office record shows that there are 139 labour contractors in the district while 276 licences have been issued. Many of the contractors have not submitted their detailed list of migrant labourers before the office even if there is a provision that the list must be submitted within 15days of their migration.

Labour contractors told to bring back migrant labourers to cast their vote on 10thApril.

Labour contractors told to bring back migrant labourers to cast their vote on 10thApril.
I have written letters to collectors of AP/TamilNadu andKarnatak.; district collector M.Muthukumar.By
Sudhir Mishra/Bolangir23rdMarch2014
Bolangir;Continuing its endeavor to bring back migrant labourers from brick kilns of Andhra Pradesh and other states to Balangir,  so that they could cast their vote ,district collector M.Muthukumar held a meeting of migrant labour contactors in DRDA Bolangir  today. A total of 36Migrant labour contractor who has valid license attended the meet.

I have told them to bring back migrant labour from the brick kilns of Andhra Pradesh before5thApril so that they can cast their vote. Once you bring those labourers to the Kantabanji/TitiligarhRailway station the district administration would look after the transportation issue SaysDistrict Collector.M.Muthukumar(more details later on this blog--)

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Contesting candidate chants mantra of "development" in Bolangir.Sudhir Mishra/Bolangir 23rd March2014

Sudhir Mishra/Bolangir 
23rd March2014
Contesting candidate chants mantra of "development" in Bolangir.
LOOK NOTA option,if you donot find contesting candidate suitable
Barely 17 days remain for the date of elections(10thAPril2014-) in the first phase of polling and candidates from all political parties are trying to woo votes with promise to bring development in the area.
Each and every contesting candidate are expressing concern for the areas backwardness and promise to solve the problem which has been going on since last four to five decades.
The moot point is -why they were silent in the rest of the years and why no concerted effort was made to ensure the development of this region.
From my own experience, I would like to mention here that no "effective steps were taken for solving the major problem s ofBolangir like Distress Migration, better healthcare ,assured irrigation, setting up industry especially Agro industry and many other agriculture issues, besides others including improvement in telecommunication, Railway ,road communication.
One interesting thing that was noticed in 2014-that a lot of announcement like setting up Bolangir medical college, free land to Khurdha Bolangir railway line, and drinking water to Bolangir town and other issues like Lower Suktel irrigation project (which was kicked up in 2013April amidst protest from villagers there) just a month ago before announcement of elections which indicted that government was aware of all these issues and made announcement to boost its image.
In parliamentary political parties through its elected representative ensure development of that area. But the state of political parties here are mostly one man show and not a single political parties carried out its activity to strengthen party workers/mechanism in rural area .Only thing they "executed" some statewide protest/demonstration which is “inadequate” to galvanize the party to function properly and fight election.
So with Less preparedness “all-political" parties are gearing up themselves to fight the final battle going to take place on 10thApril.all most all political parties are expecting to overcome the election on their respective party symbol, leaders and their personality and performance.
So long as this type of situation prevails it would never helpful to solve problems of this area. Leaders have promised a lot to voters of Bolangir and simply forget for five years to remember those problems again?
Before going to vote think properly and elect the responsible representative who would bring "development in that area "and trustworthy too.and do not lured/swayed by their promise..In case you don't like any of the contesting candidatethere is a option called NONE of the ABOVE(NOTA) in this election , utilize it. ==============================================

AUsinghdeo (BJD), FormerMLA NarsinghaMishra(CONG) files nomination for Bolangir Assembly Seat. Basu Pati OfBJP had filed nomination for Bolangir Assembly seat earlier



Three high-profile leaders, BJP candidate Kanak Vardhan Singh Deo for the Patnagarh Assembly seat, BJD candidate AU Singh Deo and Congress’ Narasingha Mishra both for the Balangir Assembly seat, filed their respective nomination papers on Saturday, the last day for filing of nominations for the first phase polls to be held on April 10.
BJP State president and incumbent Patnagarh MLA KV Singh Deo, also a royal icon of Balangir, has been winning the seat unabatedly in the last couple of elections.
After filing his nomination paper, former Law Minister Narsingha Mishra told mediapersons that though he is contesting from Balangir seat for the first time, people would vote for him as he is fully committed for development of Balangir.
“People of Balangir know very well about my party’s role in construction of the medical college here. People would vote for the Congress to end feudalism, the falsehood propaganda of the BJD Government and inability of local representative in solving the problems here,” Mishra said.
AU Singh Deo, who was accompanied by his son Kalikesh to file his paper, siad, “People of Balangir will vote for me for peace and development.”
Asked to comment on his resignation of Rajya Sabha seat, he said Balangir seat is more important than Rajaya Sabha seat for him. Interestingly, both Mishra and Singh Deo came across each other at the time of filing papers. They greeted each other by hugging.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

AUSINGHDEO TO CONTEST FROM BALANGIR ASSEMBLY constituency IN 2014 general election.

AU SinghDeo  resigns from Rajya Sabhaseat
Bolangir ;The announcement of AUSINGHDEO ofBIJUJantaDal to contest from Bolangir assembly constituency in forthcoming election-2014 ,has changed the political scenario ofBolangir assembly constituency altogether.

Earlier Chief Minister Naveen Pattnaik had announced the name ofSri HarkushnaSarangi ,the personal assistant of AU Singhdeo as BJD candidate from Bolangir. However after the announcement of name of Harekrushna Sarangi it sparked opposition from people and other aspirants and many felt Sri sarangi would not befitting candidate in view of NarsinghMishra(ofCongress) andSriBasuPati (BJP)fighting  the Balangir Assembly election.

According to sources, AU Singhdeo tried his best to get a ticket for the youngest son Arkesh Singhdeo but failed and the name of Hareskrushna Sarangi,the personal assistant of AUSinghdeo   was recommended and announced.The continuous opposition to Harekrshna Sarangi and prospect of losing Bolangir seat ,forced AU Singhdeo to contest from Bolangir and resign from Rajya sabha seat and fight election.
With this,  elections in Bolangir Assembly constituency,  is going to see a keen contest  of seasoned politician  like Sri A.U singhdeoof(BJD) andSri Narsingha Mishra(Congress) andSriBasu patiofBJP

Incorrect /Information address in CEOODISHA WEBSITE(by Sudhir Mishra Bolangir)19thMarch 9.20pm

Dear all
Today I visited the CEO ODISHAwebsite(
and while going through the website I went through the section of details of District level Election officer.
I was surprised to find that Sri D.Prasant Reddy has been mentioned as district collector Bolangir .But in reality he has been transferred since last December2013 and M.Muthukumar has been its Collector.The telephone number mentioned there is wrong.So how a ordinary person can contact with District level officer.
Moreover the sub divisional officer-list contains old list-Why it has not been updated? it is beyond imagination?

This is the position till(19thMarch2014).9.20pm
Let us see when the list is made updodate

Monday, March 17, 2014

The "None of the Above" voting option in 2014Election. Cast your vote judiciously by Sudhir Mishra/Bolangir

Sudhir Mishra/Bolangir 
The "None of the Above" voting option in 2014Election.
Cast your vote judiciously 
Dear all
The forthcoming General Election -2014 has given an opportunity to cast our Right to Vote and select/elect the candidates who has lived upto expectation/fulfilled his promise/or considered the best among the contestant.

If you(voter) don't like ant of the contestants in the Assembly and Parliament constituency then there is an option NOTA -Non of the Above symbol and by voting there registering your "protest vote".In the earlier general election there was no such facility.

For the first time, the EC will provide "none of the above" (NOTA) button on electronic voting machines (EVMs). "On the balloting unit, below the name of the last candidate, there will now be a button for NOTA option so that electors who do not want to vote for any of the candidates can exercise this option by pressing the button against NOTA.


Negotiating a Curve By Sudhir Mishra/Bolangir/18thMarch2014


The village post office ;bySudhir Mishra/18thMarch2014

The Village Post office
Sudhir Mishra/Bolangir/18th March2014

18th March2014

few pictures of Holi (17th March2014)

Arrived at home after playing Holi with friends/well wishers and other people today around 12.30noon(today17th March2014

Saturday, March 15, 2014

FIRST PHASE POLLS FOR APRIL 10 NOTIFIED Sunday, 16 March 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Sunday, 16 March 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

A candidate filed his nomination for the Patnagarah Assembly constituency in Balangir district on the first day as the notification was issued on Saturday for the first phase of the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections voting for which would be held on April 10.
With the formal notification, the process of filing of nominations gets underway for the 10 Lok Sabha and 70 Assembly constituencies in the State. The Parliamentary constituencies going to polls in the first phase include seven general seats such as Bargarh,  Sambalpur, Bolangir, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Aska and Brahmapur and three reserved seats  for Scheduled Tribes , Sundergarah, Nabarangpur and Koraput.
As per the poll schedule, March 21 is the last date for filing nomination while scrutiny of nomination papers will be held on March 22.  Last date of withdrawal of nomination is March 26. In the second phase notification, nomination would start in rest 11 Lok Sabha and 77 Assembly constituencies on March 19.  Polling in these constituencies will be held on April 17 next.
Meanwhile, the Election Commission has extended the duration of voting time. The voting which would start from 7 am would continue till 6 pm with duration of 11 hours. However, the voting in Maoist infested areas will start at 7 am and would close at 4 pm. Though the notification for the first phase of elections to the 10 Lok Sabha and 70 Assembly seats has been issued, till date, no political party had announced its total list of candidates. Anyway political activities have intensified after the issuance of the notification inviting nominations.
In all likelihood ,this time both the 10 Lok Sabha and 70 Assembly seats will witness a multi cornered contest as all the three major political parties- the ruling BJD , the Congress and the BJP have decided not to have any alliance with other parties. Besides, the two left parties-CPI and CPM, regional parties like the Utkal Bharat, Aaam Odisha Party, Samata Kranti Dal, Samruddha Odisha and Odisha Jan Manch will be fielding their candidates in the elections.
This apart, AAP, RJD and TMC have also decided to contest the elections making it a multi cornered one in many constituencies. The BJD has nominated candidates in eight of the ten Lok Sabha seats while the BJP has finalised seven seats and the Congress in five seats.


Sunday, 16 March 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Like 2009 elections, the Balangir Parliamentary constituency is all set to witness a close triangular fight in the upcoming general elections. Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo (BJD), Sarat Pattnaik (Congress) and Sangeeta Singh Deo (BJP) are going to contest from the seat.
 In 2009, Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo won the seat defeating Congress candidate Narasingha Mishra andBJP’s Sangeeta Singh Deo emerged third. As incumbent MP Kalikesh and Sangeeta Singh Deo, who has already won the seat for three times, and senior Congress leader Pattnaik are in the fray this time, a close triangular fight is expected, say political analysts.


The total pollinghours in 2014 election would be 11hours;From 7am to 6pm

The Election Commission of India has extended the duration of voting time from 7 am to 6 pm, fixing polling duration for 11 hours.
In thefirst phase of election scheduleto be held on 10April next The last date for filing of nomination is March 21 and the scrutiny of nomination papers would be held on the next day. Similarly, the last date of withdrawal of candidature has been fixed for March 26.

Friday, March 14, 2014

"FRIEND OF FARMERSAward" to Sudhir Mishra,correspondent The Pioneer Balangir

  “Friend of Farmers award 
14th March2014
Balangir ;Balangir Correspondent of The Pioneer Sri SudhirMishra was conferred with the Friend of Farmers award  to day at Desi Bihan Parab-2014(Traditional Seed festival) held at Village Dangbahal in Bargarh district ,40kmaway from here
Organized by Ahinsha Club BhutiBahal, with support from NABARD,The award was given to Sudhir Mishra Pioneer  for his extensive reporting on agricultural issues of Balangir, Bargarh and western Odisha and entire state besides highlighting the need for preservation ,propagation andpromotion of Desi Bihan seeds, (Traditional seed),minor millets like Gurjee, Mandia etc
Noted activist SarojMahanty fromSambalpur in the presence of Sri Siba Prasad Sahu who has been Organizing the traditional seed festival since 2008 and working on preservation, promotion of traditional seed and minor millets in Bargarh district,gave this award  which carries a citation and shawal .

Among other Sarpanchof Dangbahal panchyat(Bargarhdistrict) and other  villagers  were present on that occasion.
I would like to thank members of Ahinsha Club Bhutibahal for conferring me this award on DESI BIHAN PARAB
SudhirMishra/Pioneer/Bolangir (more detail in anotherwrite  up)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Expenditure limit for MP/MLAconstituency by EC in 2004 General election.

The election commission has revised the election expenditure to Rs 70 lakh for Parliamentary constituencies and Rs 28 lakh for assembly constituencies.


Sudhir Mishra /Bolangir
Once again it is going to  be triangular contest in Balangir Parliamentary constituency like  the 2009 General elections.
KalikeshNarayan  Singhdeo (BJD) Sarat Pattnaik(Congress) andSangeeta Singhdeo(BJP) are going to contest from Balangir Parliamentary constituency this  time(2014).
In 2009 Kalikesh Narayan Singhdeo won from Balangir LokSabha seats defeating Congress Candidates Sri Narsingha Mishra.
Smt Sangeeta Singhdeo(BJP) finished third.
This time, former MPSarat Pattnaik  is the Congress Candidate from Bolangir Parliamentary constituency.
Sangeeta Singhdeo ,who was elected asMP from  Balangir thrice is also contesting   once again from Bolangir LokSabha seat.

Let us how these three candidates  performs in this Election and who wins from Balangir LokSabha seats in 2014.
Elections in going to held in this Parliamentary constituency on 10thApril2014


Monday, March 10, 2014

The glistening clouds scattered over the sky- photograph taken from my mobile today (10thMarch2014)around 5-6pm

 The glistening clouds scattered over the sky-
photograph taken from my mobile today (10thMarch2014)around 5.30pm
Sudhir Mishra/Bolangir

Saturday, March 8, 2014


Sunday, 09 March 2014 | SUDHIR MISHRA | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
While it has shockingly been a normal state of affairs in the western part of Odisha that lakhs of migrant labourers don’t exercise their franchise, the Balangir district administration here has mooted an applauding plan to bring them back to their respective villages to cast votes during the coming Lok Sabha and Assembly elections.  
“The district administration would soon convene a meeting of all the registered labour contractors in order to ask them to bring back the workers recruited by them to work outside the State so that they would be able to cast their votes in the forthcoming elections,” Balangir district Collector M Muthukumar told The Pioneer on Friday. Muthukumar also warned that strong action would be taken against those contractors who would disobey the instructions.
According to the reports, over lakhs of workers from the State are now working in various brick kilns in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu. They have been to these States since last September/October and are in debt bondage, which forces them to work there till completion of their contact period, it added.
Reports also say that around one lakh people from Bolangir district alone are now engaged at various brick kilns of Andhra Pradesh and other states. However, officially around 21,000 labourbers have been hired by more than 200 labour contractors from this district.

The BJP listof Assembly candiadtes underthe Bolangir PC(announcedby central election committee ofBJP) today(8th March2014).

PC -Bolangir

Pramod Mohapatra
First Phase
K.V. Singhdeo
First Phase
Basudev Pati
First Phase
69- Titlagarh
Mahendra Kumar Thakur
First Phase
Laxman Bag
First Phase