BJP fields Tankadhar Tripathy as candidate for Jharsuguda Bypoll in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The BJP has fielded Tankadhar Tripathy as its candidate for the upcoming bypoll to the Jharsuguda Assembly Constituency in Odisha.

Tripathy is the State Secretary of the Odisha Unit of the BJP.

His name was declared by BJP’s Central Election Committee, last evening.

The BJD has already named Dipali Das, daughter of late Naba Kishore Das, as its candidate.

Similarly, the Congress had nominated Tarun Pandey as its candidate. Tarun Pandey is son of three-time former Jharsuguda MLA Biren Pandey, who passed away last month.

The bypoll will be held on May 10 while the counting of votes will take place on May 13.

The bypoll was necessitated after the murder of the then sitting MLA Naba Kishore Das on January 29, this year.

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