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BJD Panel formed for Cooperative Polls

Bhubaneswar, Oct 29: The ruling BJD has formed a 12-member state level coordination committee to work for the upcoming cooperative elections in Odisha. The panel headed by Athagarh MLA Ranendra Pratap Swain would make plan and strategies for the polls.

The regional party announced to hold a state level workshop-cum-seminar, which would be inaugurated by chief minister Naveen Patnaik on November 3 in the state capital.

The panel consists of Lok Sabha MP Nagendra Pradhan, former minster Prafulla Samal, Jatni MLA Bhagirathi Badajena, Jiban Pradip Das, Debesh Acharya, Rajanikanta Singh, Rabinarayan Nanda, Balabhadra Majhi, Umesh Swain, Sesha Kumar Meher, Girish Das and Allekh Kumar Acharya.

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