BHUBANESWAR, 12 September: In view of the upcoming general elections, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has intensified its organizational work in Odisha. In view of the possibility of holding general elections not in March-April 2024 but in October-November 2023, BJD has started its preparations from now.
Scheme of appointment of in-charge and co-incharge
By building good relations with the BJP central leadership since the 2019 general elections, the BJD has been making electoral success after indirectly weakening the BJP organization in the state. In such a situation, in view of the upcoming general elections, Biju Janata Dal is afraid that before the elections, BJP may change its strategy and take an aggressive stand. In such a situation, keeping in mind the aggressive stand of BJP in Odisha in the coming days, BJD has reorganized its three front organizations (students, youth and women) much before the stipulated period of three years. Now with the reorganization of the district committee, a plan has been made to appoint the electorate mandalwari in-charge and co-in-charge.
BJD reorganized them
The Biju Janata Dal is restructuring its organization in view of the possibility of the next general election at the end of 2023. For this the Biju Janata Dal has disbanded its three front organizations i.e. Students, Youth and Women team and reorganized it. Although the party leaders are not opening their mouth about this, but it is believed that the party is preparing to go to the people after completing its organizational process before the general elections. The BJD had delayed its organizational election process by a year due to the last 2019 general elections. The Students and Youth BJD committee was reconstituted in September 2020, while the Mahila Samiti was announced in July 2020.
Start recruitment process
Similarly most of the organizational district committees of the BJD were reconstituted in 2021. According to the party’s constitution, these committees must function for at least three years, but the party has directed district committees to be reorganized. The party has decided to complete the process of reorganization of district committees within a year-and-a-half with the aim of electing BJD supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik as party president for the ninth consecutive term before February 2023. process is to be completed. Apart from this, the padyatra program of the party is also going to start from October 2. Earlier, the process of constitution of district committees, reorganization of district supervisors, appointment of constituency heads and co-pramukhs (including students, youth and women) has been started.
Capable leaders will be given responsibility
Meanwhile, BJD supremo Patnaik appointed six party leaders namely Prasanna Acharya, Devi Prasad Mishra, Pramila Malik, Niranjan Pujari, Pratap Jena and Maheshwar Mohanty as senior organizational in-charges and supervisors of 30 districts last August. However, Pramila Malik and Pratap Jena were earlier in charge of Khurda and Kandhamal districts respectively. Now there is no observer in the above two districts. The performance of Saubhagya Nayak (Buddha), Sudhir Kumar Samal (Bargarh), Vijay Nayak (Dhenkanal), Tusharkanti Behera (Navrangpur), Nalinikant Pradhan (Sambalpur) who are working as supervisors of 30 districts are not doing well will be replaced. On behalf of the party, some more capable leaders will be given the responsibility in their place.
BJD will intensify organizational program
Furthermore, the party general secretaries Sanjay Dasvarma and Arun Sahu are not under any organizational responsibility, so it is the party’s responsibility to accommodate them in the organization’s work before the election. Minister Usha Devi is also likely to be kept out of this watch list. In view of the changed strategy and approach of the BJP in the state, after the completion of all these processes, discussions are being held on the government banner to intensify its organizational program regarding BJD supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
BJD starts preparations for general elections in Odisha
Story first published: Monday, September 12, 2022, 18:36 [IST]