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Naveen nominates AU, Bhupinder Singh for two Odisha RS seats

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, June 21:

Odisha chief minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik today named former minister AU Singhdeo and former Congress leader Bhupinder Singh, who had joined the BJD days before the Assembly and Lok Sabha elections held in April, as party candidates for the two vacant Rajya Sabha seats.

Bhupinder Singh & AU Singhdeo
Bhupinder Singh & AU Singhdeo

The elections, if required,  would be held on July 3.

However, it is not immediately clear who would fill which of the two seats. It may be noted here that while one seat is valid for the next two years, the tenure of another is for four years.

AU Singhdeo was elected to the Rajya Sabha ahead of the general elections but had to quit and contest the Bolangir Assembly seat, which he finally lost. However, his son Kalikesh Singhdeo won the parliamentary polls and was elected from the Bolangir Lok Sabha seat for the second time.

Bhupinder Singh’s story is entirely different. The former Leader of Opposition in the Assembly and senior Congress leader took his party and people at large by surprise when he jumped sides and joined the ruling party at a time when the  process for the general elections 2014 was on. He did not contest the Assembly polls and was apparently promised a ticket to Rajya Sabha, as a prize for reducing the main opposition party to a laughingstock at an opportune moment.

Both Singhdeo and Singh are from western Odisha,

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  1. NAME OF THREE TRAITORS OF TRETA YUGA, DWAPAR YUGA & KALI YUGA;-

    IN TRETAYA-YUGA:

    VIBHISHANA joined Rama’s army; He divulged the secrets of Ravana’s army and made sure Rama ended up being victorious in the great battle. Later, when Rama defeated Ravana, Rama crowned Vibhishana as the king of LANKA, however, Vibhishana is also known as a TRAITOR.

    IN DWAPARA-YUGA:
    YUYUTSU, was a son of Dhritrashtra from a Vaishya woman named Sukhada. Yuyutsu played a major role in the Mahabharatha as an informant among the Kauravas. He assisted the Pandavas by providing critical information about Kauravas’ preparation and planning. Yuyutsu shifts from Kauravas to the Pandava camp & fought the battle on the side of the Pandavas. After the war, Yudhisthira granted the kingship of INDRAPRASTHA to Yuyutsu, however, Yuyutsu is also known as a TRAITOR.

    IN KALI-YUGA:

    BHUPINDER SINGH former Congress leader & Leader of Opposition in Odisha Assembly (27.05.2009 – 07.03.2014) Bhupinder Singh, who had joined the BJD days before the Assembly and Lok Sabha elections held in April 2014. Odisha chief minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik named former Congress leader Bhupinder Singh, as party candidates for one of the two vacant RAJYA SABHA SEATS. however, Bhupinder Singh can also be called a TRAITOR.

    JAYANTA KUMAR DAS (RTI ACTIVIST), 9861770749(M)

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