Bhubaneswar, Oct. 11: Chief minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik will launch his party's campaign for the Bijepur Assembly bypoll from October 21. "He is scheduled to address a public meeting at Barpalli on October 21," said BJD vice-president Prasanna Acharya. The BJD has already announced the candidature of Rita Sahu, widow of departed Congress MLA Subal Sahu. The patch-up with Prabhat Aditya Mishra, who was miffed with the candidature of Rita Sahu, is being considered as a major achievement on this front. Besides, Subal Sahu, till his death, remained with the Congress.
Source: The Telegraph October 11, 2017 21:11 UTC