Bhubaneswar: Former MLA late Pradeep Maharathy’s son and BJD candidate for ensuing Pipili By-poll Rudra Pratap Maharathy along with his family members today met party Supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at his residence here to receive the party ticket.
Sources said Rudra, his sister Pallavi and brother-in-law Ardhendu met the party chief. He took blessings of Patnaik for the by-poll and also discussed on strategies for the same. MLA Debi Prasad Mishra was also present.
Rudra will file his nomination papers at the Additional District Magistrate (ADM) office in Puri for the by-election scheduled on April 17.