Bhubaneswar: Congress candidate Dillip Kumar Panda filed his nominations to fight Bijepur bypoll scheduled to be held on October 21. Panda is the first candidate to file papers for the by-poll.
According to reports, Panda came with a large number of supports and party leaders, including former MP Pradeep Majhi, and filed papers at the Padmapur Sub-Collector’s office.
As today (September 30) is the last day for filling of nomination, BJD’s Rita Sahu and the BJP’s Sanat Kumar Gartia will also file nominations today. While Rita will file nominations at 1 am, Sanat will submit papers at 2 pm.
While all these candidates are expected to come in huge rallies accompanied by thousands of supporters, adequate police personnel have been deployed under the guidance of the Padmapur SDPO to ensure smooth filing of nominations.