Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced the name of Sarojini Hembram as party’s candidate for the Baripada Assembly constituency in Odisha.
“Sarojini Hembram will be our MLA candidate from Baripada,” Patnaik said. Hembram, currently a Rajya Sabha member, had successfully contested from Bangriposi constituency as a BJD candidate in 2009. She was later elected to the Upper House of Parliament in 2014.
The general and Assembly elections will be held simultaneously in the State in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29. Baripada Assembly constituency will go to polls in the fourth phase on April 29.