Odisha BJP forms 2 committees to spearhead party’s campaign for Jharsuguda bypoll

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today formed two committees to spearhead party’s campaign for Jharsuguda by-election, scheduled to be held on May 10.

The BJP has picked youth leader Tankadhar Tripathy as its candidate for the bypoll. Tripathy is all set to file his nomination on April 17, sources said.

BJP Odisha unit president Manmohan Samal has formed an 8-member committee under the chairmanship of former Union Minister and the sitting Sundargarh MP Jual Oram for smooth management of party’s electioneering for the Jharsuguda bypoll.

Leader of Opposition (LoP) in Odisha Assembly Jay Narayan Mishra, former minister KV Singhdeo, MPs Suresh Pujari and Basant Panda, former BJP Odisha unit president Samir Mohanty and BJP general secretaries Rabi Narayan Nayak and Golak Prasad Mohapatra have been made members of the committee.

Similarly, the BJP president has formed a 14-member campaign committee under the chairmanship of Bargarh MP Suresh Pujari for the by-election.

Former Union Minister Pratap Sarangi, Bolangir MP Sangeeta Singhdeo, Sambalpur MP Nitesh Gang Deb, Opposition Chief Whip Mohan Majhi, MLAs Shankar Oram, Nauri Naik and Subhas Panigrahi, former MLA Pradip Purohit, BJP leader Ranjan Kumar Patel and MLAs Nityanand Gond, Bhabani Shankar Bhoi, Kusum Tete and Mukesh Mahaling are the other members of the campaign committee.

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