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BJD Eyes Cooperative Sweep

Bhubaneswar:After making landslide victories in both Urban and Panchayat elections, the Governing Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is eying to ensure a similar result in the ensuing Cooperative Election in the State.  

Chief Minister and BJD President Naveen Patnaik on Monday held an interactive session with the party functionaries to review the preparedness made for the Cooperative Body election through videoconferencing mode.   

In the first phase, the elections to more than 6,000 primary societies will be held on June 19 and June 26 and after this process is over, the election to the Central and Apex Societies will be held.

The Chief Minister said the BJD has done very well in the last Urban Local Body (ULB) election and Panchayat elections. All the party leaders and workers have put in their best efforts to ensure a landslide victory in both, he said.

“The results have been most satisfactory for us, and we have been able to form a 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,” he pointed out.

“From the point of view of our party, this election is very important to us and has to be fought with all seriousness,” the CM directed the party leaders.

Stating this has now become BJD’s new benchmark of political strength in the entire State, the BJD Supremo urged upon his party leaders to utilize this strength strategically everywhere, so that the BJD can fare much much better than the last time in the cooperative elections.

The party has formed District Level Committees 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, he informed.

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

“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 observations regarding our preparedness, progress and prospects for my perusal,” he added.