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Patnaik likely to contest from western Odisha

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

and (BJD) on Sunday said he is considering contesting elections from western

His statement came after several western leaders requested Patnaik to fight the Assembly elections from their region.

"The leaders from western Odisha, the farmers, women and the students have requested me to stand from western Odisha. I am considering this very seriously," said the

Patnaik has been representing constituency since last four times.

With the opposition and focusing to gain maximum seats in the western part of the state, the ruling party is trying to put a stopper on the opposition's game plan.

from Bolangir Kalikesh said they have requested the to represent the western Odisha this time.

"It will be a matter of pride for us if represents the western Odisha. The will decide which assembly seat he wants to contest from in the western Odisha," said Singh Deo.

He said the BJD will perform better this time in the elections.

Elections will be held for 21 Lok Sabha and 147 Assembly seats in Odisha simultaneously in four phases.



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First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 15:20 IST