Berhampur, March 21: President of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is seeking re-election from Hinjili assembly constituency in Ganjam district.
He filed his nomination papers on Wednesday. This is fifth time Naveen Patnaik enter into electoral battle. Naveen filed four sets of documents before assistant sub-collector and designated returning officer (RO) Satyananda Nayak at about 11.15 am. Voting for the assembly constituency will be held on April 18 in the second phase polls in the State.
For the first time Naveen will contest from two constituencies in the State. Along with Hinjili, he is also contesting the assembly election from Bijepur segment in Bargarh district. Both the constituency will go to polls on the same day. "I have filed my papers from Hinjili constituency and shortly I will file my papers from Bijepur. I expect BJD will do very well in the ensuing elections," the CM told reporters after filing his nomination papers.
Clad in his trademark white kurta and pyjama and accompanied by several senior leaders, 72-year-old Naveen reached at the office of the returning officer in a procession at about 11 am. UNI