Puri: Congress candidate for the ensuing Pipili by-poll, Ajit Mangaraj, today filed his nomination at Additional District Magistrate (ADM) Office here.
Accompanied by Odisha Pradesh Congress Chief (OPCC) President Niranjan Patnaik, Cuttack DCC President Manas Choudhary, Odisha Youth Congress former President Rajat Choudhary and supporters, Mangaraj reached the ADM Office to file his nomination papers for the by-election scheduled on April 17.
“All Congress workers are excited for the upcoming election. They have come in large numbers to join the nomination rally extending their support. It is going to be a good fight during the by-poll this time,” said Mangaraj.
Earlier in the day, BJD candidate Rudra Pratap Maharathy also filed the nomination at the ADM office.
Worth mentioning, today is the last date for filing of nomination papers while the nominations will be scrutinized on March 31. The last date for withdrawal of candidature is April 3.
By-poll to the constituency was necessitated after the demise of Pradeep Maharathy on October 4 last year.