Naveen Patnaik to campaign in Bijepur Bypoll
KalingaTV News Network
New Delhi: Just three days after BJP leader and Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s statement to capture Bijepur, BJD Supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnik claimed that his party would emerge victorious in the upcoming bypoll.
Speaking to Kalinga TV here on Sunday, Patnaik said, “BJD will emerge victorious in Bijepur bypoll; I will personally campaign there.”
While the saffron party is yet to announce its official candidate for the bypoll, BJD has named late Congress MLA Subal Sahu’s wife Rita Sahu as its candidate.
Ironically, Congress has been tight lipped at the moment though it had won the 2014 poll from the Bijepur assembly segment.
The Bijepur seat fell vacant following the demise of three-time Congress MLA Subal Sahu recently.