Brajarajnagar Bypoll: Naveen Patnaik to campaign for BJD candidate as party announces star campaigners
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik will campaign for party’s Brajarajnagar Bypoll candidate Alka Mohanty.
Patnaik is among the 40 star campaigners of the BJD for the bypoll, the list of which was issued by the party today.
Other BJD leaders who have featured in the list are Pranab Prakash Das, Debi Prasad Mishra, Prasanna Acharya, Niranjan Pujari, Pratap Jena, Arun Kumar Sahoo, Pramila Mallik, Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak, Sanjay Kumar Das Burma, Samir Ranjan Das, Naba Kishore Das, Susant Singh, Tukuni Sahu, Chandra Sarathi Behera, Dibya Shankar Mishra, Puspendra Singh Deo, Subash Singh, Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo, Snehangini Chhuria, Sasmit Patra, Sujit Kumar, Muzibulla Khan, Rohit Pujari, Priti Ranjan Ghadei, Debesh Acharya, Rajendra Dholakia, Rita Sahu, Prasanta Behera, Nalinkanta Pradhan, Saroj Meher, Bikram Panda, Latika Pradhan, Pradeep Kumar Disari, Kishore Chandra Nayak, Akash Das Nayak, Yogesh Singh, Arindam Roy, Soubhagya Nayak and Baikuntha Nayak.
Notably, the bypoll was necessitated after the death of Brajrajnagar MLA Kishore Kumar Mohanty on December 30, 2021 due to cardiac arrest.
Mohanty’s wife Alka Mohanty from BJD, former Brajrajnagar MLA Radharani Panda from BJP and Kishore Chandra Patel from Congress have filed their nominations for the bypoll.
As per the notification of the State Election Commission, the bypoll will be held from 7 am to 6 pm on May 31. The counting of votes will take place on June 3.