By Our Correspondent
BHUBANESWAR: Call it ‘Naveen Patnaik for 8 Times’. Unbeatable and an enigma called Naveen Patnaik, was once again re-elected as the president of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for the eighth time on Wednesday.This was announced by Party’ State Returning Officer and Aul’s 4th times MLA , Pratap Keshari Deb.
Patnaik was the only one to have filed nomination papers for party president.The organisational polls of the BJD is being held in five phases. The first three phases saw the election of presidents and committee members of gram panchayats and wards in urban areas, presidents of block committees and members in rural areas and presidents and committee members of Notified Area Councils (NACs) in urban areas and district committee presidents and members.
On February 21, the party declared the list of 33 presidents of organisational districts. As many as 14 old hands were elected as district presidents while 19 district chiefs were new faces.