Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Dec 31:
The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) today announced the dates for the party’s organisational polls.
In the first phase, primary committees at panchayat and ward level in urban areas will be elected on January 14. Similarly, block, nagar and council committees will be finalised in the second phase on January 21. Besides, the district committees and district presidents will be elected in the third phase on January 31. On March 1, the president will be elected.
On Sunday, the BJD appointed district returning officers (DROs) for 32 organisational districts to start the process for party polls.
DROs were appointed by State returning officer (SRO) Pratap Keshari Deb.
The former minister had said that the State council will be elected in the fourth phase. The council will have 147 elected members for each of the Assembly constituencies. Besides, all MPs, MLAs and district presidents will be members of the council. The State executive including the party president will be elected in the fifth phase of election. The State executive will have 81 members.