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Odisha: Sagaria to challenge Naveen wherever he contests in 2019 polls

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Bhubaneswar: Former Congress MLA from Koraput, Krushna Chandra Sagaria, who joined the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) today, said he is ready to contest against Odisha Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik in the upcoming assembly elections in the state.

“If Mayawati (BSP president) allows, I am prepared to contest against Naveen from any assembly constituency he contests in the upcoming polls,” Sagaria said.

On the other hand, BSP state in-charge Dharamveer Singh said the party will field candidates in every constituency of Odisha. Mayawati will visit the state for poll campaigning, he added.

Notably, Sagaria had successfully contested the 2014 assembly polls in the state as a Congress candidate and was elected to the Odisha Legislative Assembly from Koraput Vidhan Sabha constituency.