Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Political Mirror

BJP

Ashrit Pattnayak named BJP candidate for Pipili Assembly Bypoll

BHUBANESWAR: The BJP on Thursday named Ashrit Pattnayak as its candidate for the by-elections in the Pipili assembly segment, the polling for which is scheduled on April 17.

Pattnayak, who also contested the polls from Pipili in the 2019 elections, will fight the bypolls as a BJP candidate this time, the party said in a statement.

Pattnayak had lost the previous election to BJD candidate Pradeep Maharathy by 15,787 votes.

While Maharathy, a seven-time MLA, got 88,518 votes, Pattnaik as the BJP candidate had secured 72,731 votes.

The BJP candidate’s vote share was 41.62 per cent against the ruling BJD’s 50.66 per cent.

The bypoll is being held in the Pipli assembly segment due to the demise of Maharathy in October 2020.

He was elected to the assembly five times in a row from 2000 to 2019. He also won Pipili in 1985 and 1990.

The BJD is yet to announce the name of its candidate for the bypoll.

The BJD has been contemplating whether to field any family member of Maharathy or nominate a fresher, party sources said.

Pattnayak said he was optimistic about victory as the people of Pipili-Delanga have changed their minds in favour of the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

He thanked the party’s senior leaders for posing trust in him.

Meanwhile, state Congress president Niranjan Patnaik said three names have been sent to the party’s central leadership for finalising the candidate.

Ajit Mangaraj, Purna Swain and Nishikant Mishra are the front-runners for the Pipili segment, state Congress sources said.

Source: Press Trust of India

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Government

NEW DELHI: As six top administrative positions are set to fall vacant with the incumbents retiring from service at the month end while a...

CONGRESS

By Anil Sharma Seeing senior Congress leader, AICC general secretary and in charge of Rajasthan Ajay Maken working tirelessly in the sweltering heat of...

CONGRESS

NEW DELHI: Describing the Covid situation in the country as grave, Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has written to President...

ECI

NEW DELHI: With the counting of votes underway, the Election Commission Sunday said it has taken a stern view of reports of congregation of...

BJP

LUCKNOW: Gorakhpur MLA Dr Radha Mohan Das Agrawal made the remarks after SII on Wednesday announced a price of Rs 600 per dose for...

Political Mirror News