Biju Janata Dal
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The Biju Janata Dal is a regional political party in the Indian state of Odisha founded and led by Naveen Patnaik, the current Chief Minister of Odisha and the son of former Chief Minister of Odisha Biju Patnaik, after whom the party is named. It was founded on 26 December 1997.
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Naveen Patnaik announces BJD's support to NDA candidate Harivansh for RS Deputy Chairman post
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