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Meet Sulochana Das: Former journalist who has become Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation’s 1st woman mayor | Latest News India

Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate Sulochana Das turned the primary woman mayor of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Saturday. She defeated his closest rival Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Suniti Mund by a margin of greater than 60,000 votes. Sulochana acquired over 1 lakh votes.

On her victory, Sulochana advised information company ANI that she needs to thank the folks of Bhubaneswar and chief minister Naveen Patnaik – who can be the president of BJD.

“Smart and vibrant Bhubaneswar is our first priority and we will work for that,” he was quoted as saying.

Earlier this month, Patnaik named Sulochana as BJD’s mayoral candidate for the BMC polls. She had stated on the time that she belongs to a “humble family” and “will try to meet aspiration of the people,” based on PTI.

Who is Sulochana Das?

Starting her career as a journalist, Sulochana’s first political stint started with the grand previous Congress social gathering. She later switched to BJD and in addition labored because the regional social gathering’s spokesperson.

In 2019, the Patnaik-led Odisha authorities appointed Sulochana because the state commissioner for Persons with Disabilities (PwD).

The BJD, in the meantime, whitewashed the Odisha civic elections that had been carried out on Thursday. The ruling social gathering emerged victorious in 76 of the 108 city native our bodies, together with all of the three municipal companies – Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation, Berhampur Municipal Corporation and Cuttack Municipal Corporation.

The Berhampur Municipal Corporation and Cuttack Municipal Corporation had been gained by BJD’s Sanghamitra Dalei and Subas Singh, respectively. While Dalei defeated her nearest BJP rival Sabita Suar, Singh defeated Congress’ Giribala Behera.

Following the clear sweep, Patnaik took to Twitter to thank the folks of his state for his or her “overwhelming support”. “The win is a reflection of the outpouring of love for BJD Odisha and untiring effort of thousands of party workers,” his put up on the micro-blogging website learn.

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