Formation and electoral achievements of Biju Janata Dal (BJD): A brief study
Author(s): Chitta Ranjan Malla and Dr. Sthitaprajna Das
Abstract: India as a democracy has the multi-party system in place, which means there are several political parties competing for power. Apart from the primary political parties, each state has their own local political parties that rule and compete in their region. In the present political scenario of India, the role of regional political party is more important. The paper attempts to explore the factors that were responsible for the formation of largest regional political party of Odisha, Biju Janata Dal and its electoral achievements in Assembly and Lok Sabha elections since its formation. Within 25 years of its formation, the Biju Janata Dal achieved massive electoral success in all elections including Local Bodies, Assembly and Parliament. Naveen Patnaik, the president of Biju Janata Dal and Chief Minister of Odisha ruling the state since last twenty-three years. In Current political scenario of India, Biju Janata Dal occupies a unique place for its organizational strength in the state of Odisha.
Chitta Ranjan Malla, Dr. Sthitaprajna Das. Formation and electoral achievements of Biju Janata Dal (BJD): A brief study. Int J Political Sci Governance 2023;5(1):82-83. DOI: 10.33545/26646021.2023.v5.i1b.203