Bhubaneswar: BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday said the list of his party’s candidates for the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections will be announced very soon.
Talking to mediapersons here, he said the process for selection of candidates was on and the list will be finalised very soon.
Asked about the BJD’s poll preparations, the Chief Minister said his party was fully prepared. “The BJD will come out with flying colours in the Assembly and Lok Sabha elections,” he said.
Asked how the party will manage retired bureaucrats who are joining the BJD in large numbers, he said: “We will manage well.”
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister appointed former bureaucrat Gopabandhu Dash as his political secretary. Prior to this new assignment, Dash was working in the Chief Minister’s Office.