BJP names Pradip Purohit as party candidate for Padampur by-election

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday announced the names of candidate for the upcoming Padampur by-elections.

The party named has named Pradip Purohit as its candidate for Padampur by-election

Pradip who is now the BJP Krushak Morcha president, was elected to the Odisha Legislative Assembly from Padampur in the 2014 elections. However, Purohit lost the 2019 election to Bijaya Ranjan Singh Bariha by a margin of 5,734 votes.

Now, the BJP high command has once again expressed confidence in Pradeep Purohit for the by-election going to be held on the Padampur Assembly seat.

While making the announcement of the candidate for the Odisha Legislative Assembly by-election, BJP National General Secretary and Headquarters in-charge Arun Singh, said, “The BJP Central Election Committee has approved the name of Pradeep Purohit from Padampur for the upcoming Odisha Legislative Assembly by-election 2022.”

Bypoll will be held on December 5 and the votes will be counted on December 8. Padampur Assembly seat fell vacant after the death of sitting BJD MLA Bijay Ranjan Singh Bariha last month.


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