Bhubaneswar: Sameer Mohanty has emerged as the consensus candidate for BJP’s new State President. Even the party is in the process of electing it’s new president for the next three years, Mohanty’s appointment is a foregone conclusion.

The announcement of Mohanty as the new president is a formality only. Mohanty’s nomination for the president post is the lone paper received so far and the time for filing nomination will come to an end by 5pm on Thursday.

Sameer Mohanty, BJP vice president, started his political career in ABVP before joining the BJP in 1995. He had unsuccessfully contested from Bhubaneswar Ekamrs assembly constituency once.