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BJD Sets Media Panels

Bhubaneswar: In a major move following the dismal show of the party, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) today dissolved all office bearers and formed a fresh panel of Spokespersons.

In an order, BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik said, “All State level office bearers of the BJD are hereby dissolved with immediate effect. The new state level office bearers will be appointed soon.”

However, the district-level BJD officer bearers will continue to hold their offices.

Shri Patnaik has appointed five leaders as its new national Spokesperson. The new national Spokespersons of the opposition party in the state are Santrupt Mishra, Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo, Amar Patnaik, Sasmit Patra and Pradeep Kumar Majhi.

Similarly, the newly inducted senior BJD leader Santrupt Mishra has been appointed as Political Secretary to Party President Naveen Patnaik.

The BJD has also appointed 14 leaders as its State Spokespersons. They are—Prasanna Acharya, Pramila Mallik, Debi Prasad Mishra, Pratap Deb, Arun Sahoo, D S Mishra, Devi Ranjan Tripathy, Shrimayee Mishra, Lekhashree Samantsinghar, Sudam Marndi, Sulata Deo, Ramesh Chandra Majhi, Bhrugu Baxipatra and Lenin Mohanty.

Senior leader Pratap Jena has been appointed as State Media Coordinator and Swayam Prakash Mohapatra as Social Media Coordinator while Lelnin Mohanty and Priyabrata Majhi are Media Coordinators.