Bhubaneswar, Mar 28: Rudra Pratap Maharathy who was fielded as BJD candidate for Pipili by-election, formally received the party ticket from party president Naveen Patnaik today.
Chief Minister and BJD supremo handed over the BJD ticket at Naveen Nivas this afternoon. Accompanied by sister Pallabi and brother-in-law Ardhendu, he acknowledged the ticket from Naveen.
“I have the blessings of CM Naveen Patnaik and my mother. It will help me to get a thumping victory in election. I will fulfil the dream of my father”, said Rudra Pratap.