BJD Veteran Bishnu Charan Das received Double Bonanza today.
Mr.Das, BJD MP was today appointed as the Deputy Chairman of the Odisha State Planning Board, official sources said.
Mr.Das is now Member of the Upper House of the Parliament and Jagatsinghpur District President of BJD.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik approved the appointment of the senior BJD leader as the Deputy Chairman of the State Planning Board this evening.
Earlier in the day, Mr.Das was appointed as the Convener of BJD Dalit Cell.
Mr.Das received Double Bonanza because, BJD Supremo wanted to convey a message to all in the party that “Performers will be rewarded properly”.
This is because, BJD performed exceedingly well in Jagatisnghpur District during the recent Rural Polls and BJD wrested Zilla Parishad Chairmanship, thanks to over drive of Mr.Das.
Another message has went to public that Biju Acolyte and Minister Excise & Cooperation Damodar Rout is not in the favored list of the BJD Supremo.
Dr.Rout’s public utterances have irked the BJD Supremo and with Mr.Das’s elevation to the Ministerial Rank, clout of the former Minister will rise in the District.
Reacting to the new assignments, Mr.Das said as Convener of Dalit Cell of BJD, he will move around the State to organize the weaker section of the society.
And as Deputy Chairman of Planning Board, he will try to bridge the gap between the backward and developed regions of the State.
Several party colleagues welcomed the decision of BJD Supremo and Chief Minister for reposing faith on Mr.Das, who has down to earth approach and commitment for the Regional Outfit, which is now facing a resurgent Saffron Brigade.