Sources within the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD mentioned the get together would possibly area his spouse or son from the seat.
With the Election Fee (EC) saying April 17 because the date for by-poll to Odisha’s Pipili meeting constituency in Puri district, main political events within the state on Tuesday mentioned they’re well-prepared for the competition.
BJD vice-president Debiprasad Mishra exuded confidence that his get together would win the by-election.
“Pipili has all the time been a stronghold of the BJD. There isn’t a doubt that we’ll win the seat. We’re prepared for the competition,” he mentioned.
Rebuffing the ruling get together’s assertion, former minister and senior Congress MLA Suresh Routray mentioned individuals are sad with the work undertaken by the ruling get together within the constituency.
“Individuals need the Congress to return to Pipili. The constituency was as soon as a Congress fortress. Our get together will simply bag the seat this time,” Routray mentioned.
The bypoll has been necessitated by the demise BJD MLA Pradeep Maharathy (65) on October 4 final yr.
Sources within the BJD mentioned the get together would possibly area his spouse or son from the seat.
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