Jharsuguda: In the upcoming by-poll for Brajrajnagar MLA constituency in Odisha’s Jharsuguda district, Congress has fielded Kishore Chandra Patel as its candidate. The AICC intimated it in a letter on Monday.
“The Congress President Smt Sonia Gandhi, has approved the candidature of Shri Kishore Chandra Patel as Congress candidate for the ensuing bye-election to the Legislative Assembly of Odisha from 6-Brajrajnagar Constituency,” a letter issued by AICC reads.
It is to be noted that Alaka Mohanty, the wife of former Brajrajnagar MLA late Kishore Mohanty is contesting for this by-election in BJD ticket. Alaka thanked Patnaik for selecting her for the bypoll.
“Naveen Patnaik government has floated several schemes starting from the birth of a child to death of a person. Will go to the voters with these schemes, she said.
And earlier former MLA Radharani Panda had been fielded by BJP for this seat. Panda was elected to the Odisha Assembly from the Brajarajnagar constituency by defeating BJD candidate Anup Kumar Sai in 2014. She, however, lost to BJD’s Kishore Mohanty by a margin of 11,634 during the last Assembly polls held in 2019. The saffron party has given another chance to Panda.
The by-election to Brajrajnagar seat will be held on May 31. The counting of votes will take place on June 3 while the entire election process will be completed by June 5.