TNI Bureau: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today filed nomination for ruling BJD party president post. Panchayati Raj Minister Kalpataru Das filed nomination on behalf of Naveen. The nomination for the post was uncontested. The formal announcement will be on January 28.
It can be noted that despite OJM chief Pyarimohan Mohapatra’s attempt to break the BJD, the party seemed united today. Ten proposers, who signed Naveen’s nomination paper, included V Sugnani Deo, Damodar Rout, Kalpataru Das, Jay Panda, Debasish Samantray, Raghu Mohnaty and others.