Naveen Patnaik exudes confidence in BJD, says party will win Bijepur bypolls by 'good margin'

Bhubaneswar: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday exuded confidence that his party, the BJD, will win the by-elections at Bijepur Assembly segment by a good margin.

The polling is scheduled on 24 February.

File image of Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik. PTI

File image of Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik. PTI

“We will be winning the Bijepur by-poll with good margin. Our development and welfare works are the basis of our confidence," Pataik told reporters before leaving for New Delhi to attend the hockey World Cup function on Thursday.

Odisha will host the 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup at Kalinga Stadium between 28 November and 16 December.

The chief minister is scheduled to address a few rallies in Bijepur Assembly segment on 19 and 21 February, party sources said.

So far, Union ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Santosh Gangwar have campaigned for the BJP candidate in Bijepur Assembly segment.

Patnaik also greeted the people of the state on the occasion of Mahashivratri. “Best wishes to everyone for Shiv Ratri,” he said.

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Updated Date: Feb 14, 2018 18:16:15 IST

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