Bhubaneswar: The Odisha unit of BJP today named Dr Sabita Suara as its candidate for the Mayor post of the Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC).
In a statement, the Odisha unit of BJP mentioned its State President Samir Mohanty has approved for nomination of Suara as the party candidate for the BeMC Mayor post.
Elections to the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation, the Berhampur Municipal Corporation and the Cuttack Municipal Corporation and 106 urban local bodies (ULBs) will be held on March 24. This is the first time elections to the Mayor post in municipal corporations and Chairpersons of municipalities and NACs will be held directly. Counting of votes is on March 26.
Earlier in the day, the Odisha unit of BJP fielded Ollywood Actor Sritam Das as its candidate for the post of Mayor of the Cuttack Municipal Corporation.
Dr Suniti Mund has been nominated as the BJP’s candidate for the post of Mayor of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation.
The posts of Mayor of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation and the Berhampur Municipal Corporation have been reserved for women candidates.