Naveen Patnaik


The Biju Janata Dal is a regional party of the Indian state of Orissa led by Naveen Patnaik, son of former state chief minister Biju Patnaik. Many politicians are thrown out from the party due to their disturbance and now-a-days being referred as the rift with Pyari Mohan Mohapatra the behind the scene leader of the party. Such politicians are Ramakrushna Patnaik, Bijay Mahapatra, Nalini Mohanty etc. In fact it was Shri Bijaya mahapatra, Shri Dilip Ray ( Known as foster son of Late Shri Biju Pattanaik ), Shri Nalini Mohanty known as the Triumvirate are the founder members of the Biju Janata Dal; they were helped by the BJP and especially Late Shri Promod Mahajan with the Blessings of Mr L.K. Advani to form the New Party.


Naveen took over his father's Lok Sabha seat in 1996 as a member of the Janata Dal. In 1997, Naveen split from Janata Dal over its failure to ally with the BJP, and formed the BJD in December 1997. The BJD has participated in several ruling coalitions with the Bharatiya Janata Party both at the Centre and in Orissa. The BJD, however, was one of the main professedly secular parties of the National Democratic Alliance. Recently the party has completed 10 years successfully and all the success goes to the pocket of the party president Naveen Pattnaik for his clean personality. Electoral Record

BJD won 9 seats in the 1998 general elections and Naveen was named the minister of mines. In the 1999 general elections, BJD won 10 seats. The party won a majority of seats in the state legislative assembly in the 2000 and 2004 elections in alliance with BJP. The party won 11 Lok Sabha seats in the 2004 elections. However the BJD parted ways with the BJP for both the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections 2009 citing differences in seat sharing. Rule

Naveen Patnaik stepped downr the BJD-BJP victory in the state elections and took over the reigns of Chief Ministership for the state. Patnaik won a second term as Chief Minister in 2004 state elections.

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