Manoj Tiwari, Naveen Patnaik file nomination papers

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Gorakhpur, Mar 28 (ANI): Bhojpuri actor and the Samajwadi Party (SP) leader from Gorakhpur, Manoj Tiwari, filed his nomination papers for Parliament elections on Saturday.

Bollywood actor-turned politician Sanjay Dutt was present on the occasion. Sanjay Dutt is expected to campaign for Tiwari.

Bollywood actress Jaya Bachchan, actor-turned politician Jayaparda and SP General Secretary Amar Singh are also expected to participate in the campaign.

In Orissa, Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) chief Naveen Patnaik filed his nomination papers for the state assembly before the returning officer at Chhatrapur in Ganjam district.

Patnaik, who is contesting from Hinjili Assembly constituency in Ganjam district, is confident of returning to power.

"I am sure the BJD will do well in the elections and with the blessings of the people our government will certainly come to power again," Patnaik said. (ANI)

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