Bhubaneswar: Barsha Singh Bariha, daughter of deceased MLA Bijay Singh Bariha will contest in the Padampur by-election.
Her candidature was declared officially by BJD for the byelection. Through her, the ruling BJD wants to encash the sympathy wave in favour of her late father.
Satya Bhusan Sahu, a three-time MLA will be the Congress candidate for the bypoll.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) officially declared former MLA Pradeep Purohit as its candidate for the by-election.
Due to the unfortunate demise of the incumbent MLA Bariha last month, a byelection is being held.
The Indian Election Commission has scheduled polling for the Padampur byelection on December 5 and vote counting on December 8.