BJD Evolved As A Strong Regional Political Force Over The Years: Party Leaders

Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has evolved as a strong regional political force under the leadership of party president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over the years, party leaders stated on the occasion of BJD’s 25th foundation day.

At the function held at the BJD headquarters here on Sunday, the party leaders said, over the past two and a half decades the regional party has weathered many storms only to come out stronger and as a development oriented organisation.

Minister Ashok Chandra Panda said, “The party’s focus has been development with priority areas being education, health and infrastructure on which our Chief Minister has always laid stress.”

State Planning Board vice chairman Sanjay Dasburma said that the party has also focussed on Late Biju Babu’s dream for a distinct identity to Odisha and Odias and financial independence for the people of the State.

BJD Organisational Secretary Pranab Prakash Das said, “The Chief Minister has been committed to ensure Odia people lead a dignified life and Odisha’s rich culture and heritage prospers and is popularised across the globe.”

Local MLA from Bhubaneswar North Sushant Rout led the function held on this occasion at the State Capital which was attended by senior leaders of the party including Debi Prasad Mishra, Prasanna Patsani, Arup Patnaik, Ananta Narayan Jena, Debi Ranjan Tripathy, Priyadarshi Mishra among others.