Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik names slain minister Naba Kisore Das’ daughter Dipali as BJD nominee for Jharsuguda bypoll | Bhubaneswar News

Bhubaneswar: As expected, Deepali Dasdaughter of former cabinet minister Naba Kishore DasThe man who was shot dead by a police officer on January 29 was named as the BJD candidate on Friday Jharsuguda bypollIt is going to happen on 10th May. The assembly seat fell vacant after the death of Naba Kishore.
“Ms. Dipali Das, daughter of Late Naba Kishore DasBiju Janata Dal candidate for the bypoll to 07-Jharsuguda Assembly Constituency,” read the BJD declaration signed by Chief Minister and BJD President Naveen Patnaik.
Though a management graduate, Deepali (27) will enter the electoral fray, she has been active in political and social activities for the past few years.
She was often seen in public with her late father. Even when Naba is alive, he is considered his political successor. After her father’s death, Deepali and her brother Vishal (29), also a management graduate who looks after their family business, have been participating in several grassroots political and social events in Jharsuguda. BJD sources said Deepali’s candidature is aimed at garnering sympathy votes.
Tankdhar Tripathi is the former state president BJP Yuva MorchaThere are strong contenders for the BJP ticket from this seat, while the Congress has formed a committee to select its candidate.
The State Crime Branch’s failure to establish the murder of Naba Kishore and the motive behind his killing could become the main poll plank for the opposition BJP and Congress to take on the ruling BJD in the Jharsuguda bypoll.
Senior BJP MLA and Leader of the Opposition Jainarayan Mishra said, “Our main issue will be the state government’s attempt to cover up the investigation. Two months have passed since the murder of the minister. People are still in the dark about the motive behind the murder.” are in.” outside the meeting.
Although the police have arrested one Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI), Gopal DasAccused of shooting dead Naba Kishore in Brajrajnagar on January 29, the agency is yet to reveal the motive behind the murder.
“We suspect a deep-rooted political conspiracy in the cabinet minister’s murder. The government is deliberately trying to shield bigwigs, who are the real conspirators,” Mishra said.
BJP MLA and Chief Whip of the Opposition Mohan Manjhi said the government’s proposal to seek the assistance of FBI to analyze behavioral aspects of the accused ASI, who is showing a long history of mental illness (bipolar disorder), is ridiculous. The Congress has also decided to use the Naba Kishore murder case as a weapon during the campaign. Congress Legislature Party leader Narsingh Mishra said, “We will raise various issues, including the deteriorating law and order situation in the wake of Naba Kishore’s murder.”
The BJD said that CM Naveen Patnaik has already informed the assembly twice that the government is determined to reveal the truth behind the murder and ensure punishment to those involved.

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