BJD Announces 27% Reservation For OBC Candidates In Panchayat Polls

Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Supremo-cum-Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has decided to field 27 percent OBC candidates in the upcoming panchayat polls and subsequent elections.

This was informed by Ministers Arun Sahoo and Ranendra Pratap Swain at a press conference today. The BJD also asked other parties to take a similar step.

The ruling party of Odisha has also demanded 33% reservation for women candidates in the Assembly and Lok Sabha.