The daughter of late Naba Das was named as the candidate of the ruling BJD for the bypoll to the Jharsuguda Assembly constituency. The bypoll was necessitated after the seat fell vacant following the assassination of Dipali's father & then Health Minister, Naba Das.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Election Commission of India (ECI) announced the date for the by-election to the Jharsuguda Assembly seat. Voting for the Assembly Constituency will be held on May 10 and counting of the votes will be done on May 13, informed ECI.
While submission of nominations for the bypoll will continue till April 20, scrutiny of the same will be held on April 21. Nominations for the by-election can be withdrawn till April 24.
Soon after the announcement Dipali spoke to OTV and said that her father would have been really happy.
"My father would have been really happy. I would like to thank the CM for having faith in me and I will try and maintain it going forward," said Dipali.