Bhubaneswar: Ruling BJD today constituted an Election Coordination Committee for Bijepur assembly constituency which is likely to go to by-poll in October this year.
As per an official release of the BJD four senior leaders Niranjan Pujari, Sushanta Singh, Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo and Sanjay Das Burma have been appointed as the members of the committee.
The assembly seat is lying vacant after CM Naveen Patnaik resigned from the seat on June 2. The constituency in western Odisha was one of the two assembly segments that the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Supremo had contested in the 2019 assembly polls. However, Patnaik has retained the Hinjili assembly constituency in Ganjam district.