Bhubaneswar: Ruling BJD MLA from Baripada
in Mayurbhanj district, Sananda Marandi on Tuesday filed nomination
paper for the post of deputy speaker of Orissa Assembly.
Accompanied by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Marandi
submitted his papers to the office of the secretary of the
While Parliamentary Affairs Minister Raghunath
Mohanty was a proposer for Marandi, BJD`s chief whip R N Pani
supported the candidature of Marandi elected from Baripada in
Mayurbhanj district, assembly sources said.
The post of deputy speaker has been lying vacant
after Lal Bihari Himirika resigned from the post and joined
the council of minister as a cabinet minister in charge of
ST-SC and OBC development department.