Jharsuguda, May 11: The BJD, BJP and Congress candidates for the Brajrajnagar by-poll filed their nominations on the last day of nomination today.
Alaka Mohanty, wife of Kishore Mohanty, whose death necessitated the by-poll filed the nomination on behalf of the ruling BJD party.
Similarly, former MLA Radharani Panda and Kishore Chandra Patel filed their nominations on behalf of the opposition BJP and Congress respectively.
In a show of strength, the political parties held rallies during the filing of nomination papers of their respective candidates. Several state-level leaders also attended the rallies.
Notably, the sad demise of sitting Brajrajnagar MLA Kishore Mohanty necessitated the by-poll. The by-elections to the Brajrajnagar Assembly seat will be held on May 31. The counting of votes and declaration of results is scheduled for June 3.