Paika files nomination

Former deputy leader of the Congress Legislature Party Chakradhar Paika, filed his nomination papers as an independent candidate for Mohana Assembly constituency in Gajapati district on Friday. It may be noted that had represented the Mohana Assembly constituency in the last Assembly but had been denied Congress ticket to contest again. He had resigned from the Congress on Thursday. He was also the district president of the party in Gajapati district. He alleged that tirade of some senior Congress leaders against him was the reason behind his resignation from the party.