BJP names former MLA Radharani Panda as candidate for Brajrajnagar bypoll
The central election committee of the BJP has decided to field Panda from the seat after careful considerations, a statement issued by the party said.
Panda had bagged the seat by defeating BJD candidate Anup Kumar Sai in 2014.
The saffron party, despite its drubbing in the recently concluded rural and urban polls in Brajrajnagar area, feels that Panda’s organisational skills will help her clinch the seat.
The ruling BJD and the Congress are yet to name their candidates for the seat.
The ruling BJD is facing the problem of plenty.
A section of leaders in the ruling camp wants the deceased leader’s wife, Alaka, to fight the election, while there are others who are rooting for the daughter of health minister NK Das, Deepali.
Byelections will be held on May 31 from 7 am to 6 pm. Votes will be counted on June 3.
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