Samir Mohanty Becomes New President Of Odisha BJP
Bhubaneswar: Senior BJP leader Samir Mohanty has been named new president of the State unit of the saffron party. A formal announcement in this regard was made after scrutiny of his nomination papers today.
Mohanty, who was vice-president of the State BJP unit, was the sole candidate to file nomination for the top post. He got unanimous support from the district presidents and the State party council members for his promotion to the post.
“There is internal democracy in the BJP. From mandals to the top level, there is unity in the party and that’s the reason why BJP is the largest party in the country,” said BJP Odisha-in-charge, Arun Singh.
There will be a grand function tomorrow at the party headquarters to congratulate the new president, added Singh.
Leader of Opposition (LoP) Pradipta Kumar Naik said that under the leadership of Samir Mohanty, the party will now move forward and definitely defeat the BJD in 2024.
BJP MP Basant Panda said, “I was once bestowed with the same responsibility (Odisha BJP chief) and now Samir Mohanty will take the party forward.”
BJP has the ability to face all challenges. I was once bestowed with the responsibility (as party chief) & now Samir Mohanty will take the party forward, says BJP MP Basant Panda on Mohanty being named party’s #Odisha unit president #NewOdishaBJPChief pic.twitter.com/uWxYRiBn65
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Of the several challenges ahead, Mohanty will have to ensure ‘no dissent’ in the party. He will also have to chalk out strategies and lead the party from the front in the upcoming civic body polls.
Besides, strengthening the party at the grassroots level and ensuring a tough stance as the main Opposition against the ruling-BJD in the State are likely to be in Mohanty’s focus.