Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) appointed its new national office bearers on Saturday and as many as four leaders from Odisha have found place in the new team of party President Jagat Prakash Nadda.
While Baijayant “Jay” Panda has been reappointed as National Vice President, Lok Sabha Member from Mayurbhanj, Bisweswar Tudu has been named one of the national secretaries of the party.
Taking to the microblogging site, Panda congratulated all the office bearers and thanked PM Narendra Modi, Party President JP Nadda for their support and guidance.
My deepest gratitude to Hon' PM @narendramodi Ji & BJP National President @JPNadda Ji. I will do my very best to justify their faith in me. I am also deeply indebted to Hon' @AmitShah Ji for his support & guidance. My congratulations to all other national office bearers.
— Baijayant Jay Panda (@PandaJay) September 26, 2020
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan too took to twitter and thanked PM Narendra Modi and JP Nadda for showing trust in four leaders from Odisha.
भाजपा की नई टीम में श्री @PandaJay, श्री बिश्वेश्वर टुडू, श्री @sambitswaraj व श्रीमती @AprajitaSarangi के रूप में ओडिशा को महत्व देने के लिए मैं प्रधानमंत्री श्री @narendramodi एवं श्री @JPNadda जी का हृदय से आभारी हूँ। सभी साथियों के उज्ज्वल कार्यकाल की कामना करता हूँ।
— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) September 26, 2020
Apart from Panda, Raman Singh, Vasundhara Raje Scindia, Radhamohan Singh, Raghuvar Das, Mukul Roy and Rekha Verma are among the 12 vice presidents named by the party.
Bharatiya Janata Party (#BJP) announces names of party's National Office bearers
Dr Raman Singh, Mukul Roy, Annapurna Devi, Baijayant Jay Panda among those appointed as national vice presidents of the party pic.twitter.com/mxhC5rJn6K
— OTV (@otvnews) September 26, 2020
The party has also increased the number of national spokespersons to 23. Among the spokespersons, Sambit Patra has retained his position and Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi has also found place in the expanded team.
MP Tejaswi Surya has been bestowed with the responsibility of leading the BJP Yuva Morcha. Besides, K. Laxman, Rajkumar Chahar, Lalsingh Arya, Samir Oraon and Jamal Siddiqui have been entrusted to lead OBC Morcha, Krishak Morcha, SC Morcha, ST Morcha and Minority Morcha of the party respectively.
(Edited By Bikram Keshari Jena)