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Considering seriously to contest Assembly poll from western Odisha: Chief Minister Patnaik

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Leaders of (BJD) from western met party supremo and on Sunday, requesting him to contest the election from their region.

"Leaders, farmers, women, students from western want me to seek election from their area. I am considering it very seriously," the said.

Patnaik is a four-time MLA from Hinjili constituency. He defeated Sibaram Patra of by over 76,000 votes in the last election.

In 2014 assembly elections, BJD registered a landslide victory and won 117 seats out of 147 with a vote share of over 45 per cent. and bagged only 16 and 10 seats respectively.

The 147 assembly constituencies of will go to polls in four phases starting April 11 along with the Lok Sabha elections.

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First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 18:02 IST