Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Supremo Naveen Patnaik today filed his nomination papers for election to the post of the president of the ruling party. With 10 proposers and 10 supporters, Patnaik filed the nomination before the returning officer at party headquarters here in presence of various senior leaders.
The fifth phase of the party’s election process for 81 organizational posts began today. Besides Patnaik, 80 other members filed their nominations for various organizational posts.
“The prime agenda of BJD is development. With programmes like Mo Sarkar and 5T, we will work for the progress and development of the people of Odisha,” said BJD MP Sasmit Patra.
The first four phases of the triennial elections have already concluded and the party has declared names of 33 organizational district presidents. Results of the final phase election will be declared on February 26. Patnaik, the founder president of BJD, will again elected to the post unopposed. The ruling party holds organisational elections every three years.