Bhubaneswar, Apr 6: Biju Janata Dal president and Chief Mininster NaveenPatnaik will join the party’s election campaigning in Pipili Assembly constituency on April 15, informed BJD leader Sanjay Kumar Dasburma.
While voting has been scheduled to take place on April 17, the Chief Minister will campaign on the last day of campaigning i.e. April 15. He is likely to participate in road shows and address public gathering at different places. He will campaign for party candidate Rudra Pratap Maharathy.
Now, leaders of all parties, BJD, BJP and Congress, have already started canvassing people in favour of their respective candidates. While the BJD has fielded Rudra Pratap Maharathy, son of former MLA Pradeep Maharathy, the BJP and the Congress have fielded Ashrit Pattanayak and Ajit Mangaraj, respectively.
The by-poll has been necessitated due to death of sitting MLA Pradeep Maharathy.