Bhubaneswar: The nomination of Rudra Pratap Maharathy as the Biju Janata Dal’s candidate for Pipili By-elections once again demonstrates that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s focus is on youth. Rudra, son of late Pradeep Maharathy, is having all the qualities that a youth leader should have as he has been in the shadow of his father for quite a few years now. Like his father, Rudra has also got a good following in the constituency for his people friendly activities. Especially, the youth of the area want Rudra Pratap to lead them like his father did.
The all important Pipili constituency is going for by-elections because of the sad demise of Pradeep Maharathy, the flamboyant leader who represented it for seven consecutive times. While Pradeep’s leadership was not confined to Pipili or Puri, he had a great say in state politics too. After his sad demise, the vacuum is going to be filled by none other than his son Rudra whom the later nurtured well.
Rudra is a young leader and for the last few years he has been actively taking part in social activities. While the best asset of Rudra is his young age, he is also well qualified. His higher qualification could come handy in serving the people of the area well. He has studied in prestigious institutions such as KIIT and The XIMB. His honed management skills can further accelerate the development agenda of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
In his reaction just after the announcement of his nomination, Rudra not only thanked the Chief Minister for his faith in him but also said that his priority will be completing all the incomplete dreams of his father. Like a sober and serious candidate, he has been taking the advice of senior party leaders for the upcoming elections. The USP of Rudra will be his down to earth approach among the people of the constituency and his youth followers. Rudra has a good fan following in the social media too which has been calling for Rudra’s candidature for the last few months.