Bhubaneswar: BJP vice-president Pitambar Acharya will fight against BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in Hinjili Assembly segment under Aska Lok Sabha constituency.
The saffron party today gave ticket to Acharya as its official candidate for the Hinjli Assembly constituency. Earlier speculation was rife that that the senior lawyer might be the saffron party’s candidate for Cuttack Lok Sabha seat.
Hinjili is the home turf of Patnaik. This is the fifth consecutive time that the Patnaik is seeking election from Hinjili Assembly seat.
For the first time Patnaik would contest from two Assembly seats Hinjili in Ganjam district in southern Odisha and Bijepur in Bargarh district in western Odisha. Meanwhile, he filed his nomination papers from Hinjili and Bijepur.