Published : Times of India/
BJD president Shri Naveen Patnaik appointed new observers for 18 districts to look after party organization. According to a statement issued by the party, eight ministers are engaged to look after party organization in eight districts. The ministers are Damodar Rout (Dhenkanal), Usha Devi (Cuttack), Maheswar Mohanty (Ganjam), Niranjan Pujari (Kalahandi), Prafulla Mallik (Bargarh), Sashibhusan Behera (Nayagarh), Ashok Panda (Jajpur) and Pratap Jena (Angul). While senior leader and Rajya Sabha member Prasanna Acharya has been appointed as observer of Puri district, Pushpendra Singhdeo, who recently resigned from the cabinet would look after the party organization in Nuapada district. Cine star turned politician Prasanta Nanda would oversee party organization in Sundargarh district.