Hemant Rath; an acclaimed Odia son of the soil established KALINGA SENA on 7th November 2001 in Bhubaneswar, the Capital of Kalinga (Odisha). Since then the party has evolved and become firm on the political map of Odisha.

KALINGA SENA emerged as a registered regional political party in Kalinga (Odisha) State at a time when the political scenario of Odisha was in a dwindling situation, especially on issues like prioritizing the interests of Odisha in all the sectors. The ruling parties in these periods never paid any heed to the self-esteem of the language, rich culture, heritage and general problems of Odia people then that of the Non-Odias.