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List Of Candidates To Be Released Very Soon, Will Do Very Well In The Polls: BJD Chief Naveen Patnaik


11 March 2019

Debashish Maharana


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Bhubaneswar: As Chief Election Commission of India (CEI) yesterday blew the bugle for the general elections-2019 by announcing the poll dates for the countrywide Lok Sabha seats as well as for the Assembly poll in Odisha, ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) supremo-cum-Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced that the list of party candidates will be announced soon and exuded confidence for faring very well.

Responding to a media query on how his party is prepared for 2019 elections, the BJD superemo replied, “Very well. We’ll do very well.”

This he replied on the sidelines of BJP leader and former Khurda MLA Jitu Mitra rejoing BJD at Naveen Niwas.

When further asked on the status of party candidates for the MPs and MLAs, he replied, “It’s perfectly all right. We’re working hard on it,” and added, “The list will be released very soon.”

On the question how will BJD manage as lots of leaders from other parties and a number of retired bureaucrats have joined and joining BJD, pat came the reply, “We’ll manage well.”

When the media wanted to know about the number of seats BJD expects to win this time, a visibly confident Naveen Patnaik replied, “I can assure you Biju Janata Dal will do very well.”

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Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister, Odisha