By Anurjay Dhal
BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was on Sunday filed the nomination papers for the post of BJD President. It was for the 8th times, Patnaik filed his papers for the post. Party sources said, Naveen Patnaik’s name will be announced as the President again on February 26.
Party’s senior leaders including Ministers, MPs and MLAs like Debi Prasad Mishra, Sanjjay Dasburma, Pranab Prakash Das, CM’s Political Secretary Gopabandhu Dash Pinaki Mishra, Pritiranjan Ghadai, Pradip Panigrahi, Muna Khan, Pramila Mallick, Saroj Samal and others were among those present.
Earlier, the party has elected chiefs of 33 organisational districts. The list seems speaking clearly that the party boss and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik maintained a fine balance in selecting District Presidents.
As per a press statement issued by Pratap Keshari Deb, Party’s State Returning Officer and 4th times AUL MLA, Bhubaneswar Central MLA Ananta Narayan Jena was named as the chief of the party wing in Bhubaneswar while Debasish Samantaray-Cuttack, Maheswar Mohanty-Puri Rabindra Jena-Balasore, Utkal Keshari Parida for Kendrapara.
Mahendra Bastia for Angul, Bijay Ranjan Singh Bariha for Bargarh, Jagannath Swain-Bhadrak, Tukuni Sahoo -Bolangir.
Similarly, Boudh-Mahidhar Rana, Deogarh-RR Biswal, Dhenkanal-Prafulla Mallick, Gajapati-Pradip Nayak, Jagatsinghpur-Prasant Muduli.
Jajpur-Saroj Patra, Jharsuguda-Kishore Mohanty, Kalahandi-Puspendra Singh Deo, Kandhamal-SK Karna.
Keonjhar-Madhab Sardar, Khorda-BB Balabantaray, Koraput-Iswar Panigrahi, Malkangiri-PC Baka, Mayurbhanj Sadar-Sudam Marandi, Mayurbhanj-Kashinath Hembrum.
Nabarangpur-RC Majhi, Nayagarh-Ramesh Behera, Nuapada-Manoj Mishra, Rayagada-Sudhir Das, Rourkela-Sarada Nayak, Sambalpur-Sidharth Das, Subarnapur-Saroj Kampa and Sundargarh-Binay Toppo.