The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is a state political party of the Indian state of Odisha led by Naveen Patnaik, the current Chief Minister of Odisha and the son of former Chief minister Biju Patnaik, after whom the party was named. It was founded on 26 December 1997.
BJD beats anti-incumbency in Odisha to lead in 98 and win 14 out of 146 seats, though BJP makes big gains in assembly (leading in 22 seats) and Lok Sabha elections. Naveen Patnaik , becomes the third.. IndiaTimes - Published
With the official trends indicating a spectacular victory by the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in both the assembly and Lok Sabha elections, party supremo and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday.. DNA - Published
Naveen Patnaik took over the mantle of his father as a novice upon his death in 1997. A little over two decades down the line, the once reluctant politician is all set to resume the reins of power for.. IndiaTimes - Published