BJD’s State Committee To Conduct Weekly Reviews Ahead Of Cooperative Elections

Bhubaneswar: A State Level Committee of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), constituted to coordinate with the districts in the smooth conduct of the election to cooperative societies in Odisha, is to conduct weekly reviews of the Zonal and District Committees till the date of the polls, said party supremo-cum-Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday.

“The State Committee should take a review of the Zonal Committees and the district committees once a week till we go for the Primary and Apex level elections and submit their weekly observation regarding our preparedness, progress and prospects for my perusal,” said Patnaik.

He said that in the first phase of the Cooperative Elections, the polls to more than six thousand Primary Societies will be held on June 19 and 26 and after this process is over, the election to the central and Apex societies will be held.

While District Level Committees have already been formed in each district to monitor the elections at the primary level, for better supervision and monitoring, four zonal committees for the Central, North, South, and West zones have also been constituted to coordinate with the District Committees and Observers of the Districts of the respective zones.

Similarly for overall monitoring and supervision of the entire election process a State Level Committee has been constituted that will coordinate with the districts in the smooth conduct of the elections.

Patnaik said that this election is very important for the party and has to be fought with all seriousness.

“Our party has done very well in the last ULB and PRI elections. All our leaders and workers have put in their best efforts to ensure a landslide victory in both. The results have been most satisfactory for us, and, we have been able to form Zilla Parishad in all the 30 districts. Our party candidates have won as Mayors & Corporators, Chairpersons, Vice-Chairpersons and Councillors in almost all ULB’s and the candidates supported by us have won as Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson in most of the blocks,” said the party supremo.

“This has now become our new benchmark of political strength in the entire state, and I urge upon all of you to utilize this strength strategically everywhere, so that we can fare much much better than the last time in the Apex, Central and Primary level cooperative elections,” he added.