Bhadrak: Suryavanshi Suraj on Tuesday filed nomination paper for the November 3 by-poll to the Dhamnagar Assembly constituency in Odisha’s Bhadrak district.
BJP Candidate Suraj is the son of party leader Bishnu Charan Sethi whose death necessitated the by-election.
Governing Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and Opposition Congress are yet to announce the names of their candidates. The last date for filing the nomination paper is 14 October.
Suraj went to the office of the Sub Collector and Election Officer Laxmiprasad Sahu in a procession and filed his nomination paper.
BJP State President Samir Mohanty, Leader of the Opposition Jaynarayan Mishra and other senior leaders attended the rally.
“The people of Dhamnagar had elected Bishnu Charan Sethi for five years. It will be the real tribute to Bishnu Babu if the voters give their blessings also to Suraj, his son,” Mr.Mohanty said.
Before filing the nomination paper, Suraj and other senior leaders visited Mr.Sethi’s memorial at his native Mangarajpur village under Tihidi police station limits.
Mr.Sethi had won from the Dhamnagar seat by a margin of 4,625 votes in 2019. While he polled 80,111 votes, Rajendra Das of BJD got 75,486.