BHUBANESWAR: Amid high voltage campaigning by all three political parties, BJD president and chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday exuded confidence on party’s victory in Bijepur byelection.Replying to media queries on party’s strategy for Bijepur before leaving for New Delhi, Naveen said, “We (BJD) will be winning the Bijepur byelection with good margin.
If the BJP will win the Bijepur battle at this juncture, the message ahead of 2019 elections will be loud and clear.
With considerable support at the grassroots in Gaisilet block (part of Bijepur assembly segment), Congress candidate Pranoy Sahu seeking votes with the help of local leaders.
If activities by its national leaders have anything to go by, there is no doubt that the party has been making all-out efforts to wrest power from the BJD.
Former Union minister Srikant Jena recently campaigned for Pranoy.
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