Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister and BJD President Naveen Patnaik on Friday constituted IT wing of the party and appointed former Principal Accountant General (AG) Amar Patnaik as its chairman.
With the ruling dispensation looking to increase its social media presence before the forthcoming elections, Patnaik was earlier assigned to head the information technology (IT) cell when he had joined the regional party on August 29 this year.
“Amar Patnaik has a very rich experience on working in many states. His joining the BJD will certainly strengthen the party. I welcome him. He will be the head of the IT wing in the BJD,” the BJD supremo had said while welcoming him into the party fold.
The other members of the wing are Amresh Pati, Ranapratap Patra, Sasmit Patra, Shreemayee Mishra, Solochana Das and Prasenjeet Pati.
The wing will coordinate all IT related activities thoughout the state.