Bhubaneswar: State unit of Congress today announced Madhusmita Acharya as the party’s candidate for the post of Mayor in the upcoming BMC elections in the capital city.
Bhubaneswar District Congress had recommended three names — Rashmi Mohapatra, Subhadra Mishra and Madhusmita Acharya — to the selection committee of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) that approved Madhusmita Acharya as its candidate for Mayor post in Bhubaneswar in the forthcoming ULB polls scheduled on March 24.
Senior Congress leader and Jatani legislator Suresh Kumar Routray officially announced Madhusmita Acharya’s name as the Mayor candidate from Congress.
Madhusmita Acharya, former president of Kamala Nehru College, a young entrepreneur, sportsperson and Odissi dancer, is the daughter-in-law of former Congress MLA late Kangali Panda. She was assisting in poll management while her father-in-law was contesting in the elections earlier.
Two days ago, the party had announced Mayor candidate for the Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC).
The elections to various posts in Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) are scheduled on March 24. The polls will be held in 67 wards in Bhubaneswar. For the first time, Mayor will be elected directly by voters. The results will be declared on March 26, 2022.