Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has retained the Hinjli seat and vacated Bijepur assembly constituency.
On Sunday, Naveen sent a letter to Odisha Legislative Assembly Speaker Surjya Narayan Patra informing him about his decision to retain Hinjli.
It was for the first time in his 22- year long political career when Naveen contested from two seats in elections. The BJD supremo won convincingly from both Hinjli and Bijepur assembly constituencies in the 2019 elections.
In Bijepur Naveen won with 1.10 lakh votes securing almost 60 percent of the votes. Similarly, in Hinjli 93,909 votes were cast in favour of Naveen who secured 66.32 percent of the votes.