Never miss a great news story!
Get instant notifications from Economic Times
AllowNot now


You can switch off notifications anytime using browser settings.
11,921.50-96.9
Stock Analysis, IPO, Mutual Funds, Bonds & More

Naveen Patnaik makes new organisational appointments within Biju Janata Dal

The influential Jajpur MLA, Pranab Prakash Das has been appointed General Secretary (Organisation) a position that the regional party, in power since the last 19 years, did not have until now.

, ET Bureau|
Nov 15, 2019, 09.48 PM IST
0Comments
ANI
Naveen-Patnaik-ANI

BJD has just is wrapping up its membership drive and will be holding organisational poll very soon.

Naveen Patnaik's appointed three of his senior colleagues in the Biju Janata Dal to organisational charges. The influential Jajpur MLA, Pranab Prakash Das has been appointed General Secretary (Organisation) a position that the regional party, in power since the last 19 years, did not have until now.

Former minister Sanjay Das Burma, who lost his Brahmagiri constituency in the elections in May, is to take charge as General Secretary (headquarters), another new position in the BJD. The party has nearly two dozen other general secretaries. While Aul MLA Pratap Keshari Deb, whose absence from Patnaik’s cabinet this term had raised eyebrows, has been appointed Returning Officer, a charge he has held in the past. BJD has just is wrapping up its membership drive and will be holding organisational poll very soon.

Das is considered a key member of the very tight team of politicians and bureaucrats that Patnaik works with. Party insiders says the former energy minister who lost his portfolio in a major 2017 ministerial reshuffle asked not to made a minister in Patnaik’s fifth term. He has been taking on increasingly greater responsibilities of the political affairs in the state and rumours of a promotion recognising his climb up the BJD hierarchy had been doing the rounds.

Also Read

Bijepur victory sets new record for Naveen Patnaik's BJD

Naveen Patnaik shuns guard of honour formalities

The formula that worked for Naveen Patnaik in Odisha

Naveen Patnaik supports 'one nation, one election'

Comments
Add Your Comments
Commenting feature is disabled in your country/region.
Download The Economic Times Business News App for the Latest News in Business, Sensex, Stock Market Updates & More.

Other useful Links


Follow us on


Download et app


Copyright © 2019 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service