**Bhubaneswar:** With Bijepur bye-election approaching closer, the BJP on Sunday carried out a brainstorming session to decide on the party’s candidate from the Western Odisha assembly seat. BJP’s Central Board will give its final assent after the State unit of the saffron party recommends names of prospective candidates.
Senior BJP leaders, including Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Odisha BJP president Basanta Panda, BJP Legislature Party Leader KV Singh Deo and party veteran Biswabhushan Harichandan were present in the meeting.
As per the notification issued by ECI, by-polls will be held on February 24 and counting and announcement of the results will be done on February 28. A gazette notification in this regard will be issued on January 30. As per the schedule, while the last date for filing nomination is February 6.