Former MLA Ramesh Chandra Chyaupatnaik was given a rousing reception for being appointed as BJD Ganjam district president by party workers here on Saturday.
Chyaupatnaik, who had won the Brahmapur Assembly constituency for five times since 1995, was not given ticket to fight the seat in 2019 elections.
“I have discharged all responsibilities given to me by the BJD supremo in the past. As the district president, my priority will be to strengthen the party organisation and ensure all wings of the party work actively in the district,” said Chyaupatnaik. When asked, Chyaupatnaik also said that he would be more fortunate to serve people if he is sent to the Rajay Sabbha.
MP Chandra Sekhar Sahu, MLA Bikram Keshari Panda, BJD district general secretary Rajnish Mishra, Sanjit Panigrahi, former BDA chairman Subash Moharana, Durga Panda, Bijay Samal and Sanghmitra Dalai greeted him.