Popular comedian-turned-hero Tatwa Prakash Satpathy aka Papu Pam Pam gets BJD ticket from the high-profile Champua assembly constituency.
Significantly, Papu Pam Pam does not belong to Champua and is considered as an outsider. But the BJD president Naveen Patnaik hoped that his state wide popularity as a comedian will enable him to win the seat.
It was believed that Independent MLA Jitu Patnaik, who joined the Biju Janata Dal recently, will get ticket from Champua. Some sources believe that Jitu Patnaik could be sent to Rajya Sabha.
Dowry torture accused former minister Raghunath Mohanty has ben dropped from list of BJD candidates.
The list of BJD candidates announced on Monday are: Papu Pompom (Champua), Sudarsan Jena (Remuna), Kishore Chandra Tarai (Kendrapara), Muktikam Mandal (Dhamnagar), Mayadhar Jena (Anandpur), Abhiram Nayak (Keonjhar), Pravin Bhanjadeo (Morada), Parsuram Dhada (Soro), Alekh Jena (Rajnagar), Bhagirathi Badajena (Jatni), Priyadarshi Mishra (Bhubaneswar North), Nityananda Sahu (Basta), Rajendra Sahu (Khurda), Sushil Hansda (Rairangpur) and Vedavyas Nayak (Telkoi).
Papu Pam Pam’s upcoming movie as hero and producer, Ame Ta Toka Sandha Marka will release very soon.