Bhubaneswar, Jan 15: With the BJP state unit election is just two days ahead, suspense prevails as to who will be the state BJP chief.
Party sources said names of party’s state vice president Samir Mohanty, former party president and former BJP legislature party leader KV Singhdeo, senior leaders Pruthviraj Harichandan and Jaynarayan Mishra are doing rounds for the state president post. Similarly, a section of the party bat for a woman to lead the party’s state unit.
According to party’s Assistant Election Officer, Sudipta Ray the election process for the president post will start from tomorrow 3 pm. Time for filing of nomination papers and withdrawal has been fixed from 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm tomorrow. If necessary, voting will be conducted at 10.30 am on Friday (January 17).
Usually, the election of party’s state president is done on consensus basis. This time also, efforts have begun to avoid contest and elect the state president on consensus basis.
Meanwhile, the party’s organisational election for 25, 759 booth committees, 850 mandals and 34 organisational districts has been over, said Assistant Election Officer, Sudipta Ray.
Central Election Observers Narendra Singh Tomar and Rajiv Prasad Ruddy will supervise the entire election process. Besides, party’s national assistant general secretary (organisation) Soudan Singh and union minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Pratap Chandra Sarangi will remain present.