Bhubaneswar: BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday announced the formation of a committee to prepare the manifesto of his party for the Assembly and Lok Sabha elections.
While senior leader and former minister Bed Prakash Agrawal is the chairman of the committee, Prasanna Acharya, Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, Mangala Kisan, Padmanav Behera and Kasturi Mahapatra have been appointed co-chairpersons of the committee.
Besides, A.U. Singhdeo, Bhartruhari Mahtab, Achyut Samant, Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak, Sanjay Dasburma, Arun Sahu, Sudam Marangi, Ramesh Majhi, Subash Singh, Nalini Pradhan, Naba Das and Rabi Nanda are also members of the committee.
This apart, some leaders of the Biju Chhatra Janata Dal, Biju Yuva Janata Dal, farmer leaders, leaders of women self-help groups and information technology experts are also on the committee.