Dhamnagar By-Poll: Congress Names Baba Harekshruna Sethi as its Candidate

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Congress today announced Baba Harekshruna Sethi as its candidate for for Dhamnagar by-polls, slated for November 3.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has approved the candidature of Baba Harekshruna Sethi to contest the ensuing assembly bypoll in Odisha, an AICC release said.

While BJP candidate Suryabanshi Suraj has already filed his nomination for the by-election, the ruling BJD is yet to name its nominee. While two former legislators – Rajendra Das and Muktikanta Mondal – have emerged as potential nominees for the party ticket, the BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik is yet to make an announcement on the party’s final decision.

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