Pipili/ Bhubaneswar, Jan 28: Days after Pratibha Maharathy, wife of deceased BJD MLA Pradeep Maharathy expressed her desire to fight the by-poll on a BJD ticket, the late MLA’s son Rudra Pratap Maharathy also showed his interest for BJD candidature.
Speaking to media persons, Rudra Pratap said that he has experience in election management and his mother too has experience of political affairs.
However, they would accept the decision taken by the party, he added.
On the other hand, Pratibha also repeated her desire to fight the election.
Earlier, Pratibha had said that she would be very happy, if she was given a chance. “It does not matter who wants what. The decision regarding candidate selection depends on BJD president Naveen Patnaik. I will also accept whatever decision is taken by the BJD president,” she said.
On Thursday, BJD appointed Aul MLA Pratap Keshari Deb as election observer of the party for Pipili Assembly constituency.