Rudra Collects BJD Ticket For Pipili, Seeks Naveen’s Blessings

Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate for Pipili bypoll, Rudra Pratap Maharathy called on Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at his residence here on Sunday.

Rudra, son of late BJD strongman Pradeep Maharthy officially received the Pipili ticket from Naveen and sought party’s president’s blessings.

Rudra’s daughter Pallavi and her husband Ardhendu also accompanied the former during his visit to Naveen Nivas today.

During the courtesy call, senior BJD leaders including Debi Mishra and Pranab Balabantray were present.