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Odisha RS By-Poll: Returning Officer Rejects Independent Candidate's Nominaion

Bhubaneswar; Dec.4: Two candidates had filed nomination papers for the ensuing Rajya Sabha by-poll, the Odisha Assembly Returning Officer on Friday informed that one nomination has been rejected.

The rejected nomination paper is of one Ganeshwar Mishra's, an independent candidate.

On Thursday, BJD's Narendra Swain, flanked by BJD supremo and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, filed his two sets of nomination papers.

Later on the same day, one Odisha citizen, identified as Ganeshwar Mishra, had also filed his nomination paper.

However,independent candidate Ganeshwar Mishra's nomination has been rejected by the Returning Officer as it carries no name and signature of any proposer as per the norms. 

Following the rejection, BJD's Narendra Swain is now the lone candidate in the race.

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