BJD names Rudra Pratap Maharathy for Pipili by-poll


Bhubaneswar: Rudra Pratap Maharathy, son of late BJD MLA Pradeep Maharathy, will be the BJD candidate for Pipili assembly bypoll.

BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday announced the name of Rudra Pratap Maharathy as BJD candidate from Pipili.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday named Ashrit Pattanayak as the party candidate for the upcoming Pipili bypoll scheduled to be held on April 17.