Bhadrak: Just a day after winning the Dhamnagar by-poll, BJP MLA Suraj Suryabanshi on Monday requested Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to shoulder the responsibility of Dhamnagar constituency as promised during the election campaign.
“During election campaigning, the Chief Minister had promised that he was going to take the responsibility of the Dhamnagar area. Even though the BJD candidate has been defeated in the byelection, I humbly request the CM that still he should take the responsibility of Dhamnagar as he is the Chief Minister of entire Odisha,” said Suraj.
On October 31, addressing the people of Dhamnagar through virtual mode, the Chief Minister had promised that the constituency is now his concern and he will personally shoulder its responsibility.
The newly elected MLA further said the people of Dhamnagar including women, unemployed youths, farmers, SHG members and the poor were fighting the election.
While other parties are using the women members of SHGs as its vote bank, Suraj said he will ensure the members get financially independent. “We will put them on the highest echelon in society as they are synonymous with our mother,” he said.
The BJP youth leader further said that he will try to implement a policy for development of irrigation facilities along with flood control in his constituency.
Suraj defeated his nearest BJD rival Abanti Das by 9,881 votes. While Suraj secured 80,351 votes, Das got 70,470 votes in the by-poll whose result was declared on Sunday.