BJD And BJP Candidates File Nomination For Odisha Rajya Sabha By-Polls

Bhubaneswar: Today BJD Candidates Amar Patnaik and Sasmit Patra along with BJP candidate Ashwini Baishnab filed their nomination at the state assembly here.
Amar Patnaik and Sasmit Patra filed nominations in the presence of BJD supremo-cum-Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Parliamentary Affairs minister Bikram Keshari Arukh, several other ministers, senior BJD MLAs and leaders.The BJP has filed former bureaucrat Ashwini Baishnab as its nominee for Rajya Sabha by-polls.
Polling will be held on July 5 between 9am to 4pm. Counting of votes will take place at 4pm on the very day.
According to sources, Sasmit Patra’s tenure in the Upper House will be till 2022 while Amar Patnaik and Ashwini Baishnab’s tenure will be till 2024.Amar Patnaik and Sasmit Patra have filed nomination for vacant seats of Achyuta Samanta and Pratap Keshari Dev whereas Ashwini Baishnab filed nomination for vacant seat of Soumya Ranjan Patnaik.