Subal Bhowmik, 57, has been a Congress leader since late 1970s. He left the party and formed his own party – Tripura Pragatisheel Grameen Congress – in 2013.
Patnaik’s move assumes significance in the backdrop of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s
(BJP) impressive performance in western Odisha in the 2017 panchayat elections.
For “right to healthcare”, Congress may promise that its government would ensure high budgetary allocation to the health ministry which would take care of the treatment sought as a matter of right.
BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav announced the development on his Facebook page early on Wednesday.
The polls will be held from April 11 to May 19, followed by counting on May 23, while Ramzan is expected to commence either on May 5 or 6, depending on sighting of the moon. It lasts about 29 days.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has opened some of the underground caverns for commercial storage to lessen the strain on state finances.
The announcement comes shortly after the Election Commission (EC) announced the polling schedule for the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections.
Social media being part of electronic media, it needs to have all political advertisements pre-certified by the media certification and monitoring committee.