Bhubaneswar, March 22 -- Problems mounted for former Bhubaneswar MP Prasanna Patasani after Raghu Sahu claimed his aspirations to fight from Chilika Assembly Constituency under a BJD ticket.

Following speculations that Patasani may be named as BJD candidate from Chilika, Raghu Sahu with his hundreds of supporters arrived at Sankha Bhawan in Bhubaneswar on Friday claiming his candidature.

"Raghu babu is a strong leader from Chilika. He was denied a ticket in the last elections. However, he has made BJD's organisation strong in Chilika. We have come here to request CM Naveen Patnaik to give a ticket to Raghu babu from Chilika," said one of his supporters.

Another supporter said, "There are more than 5000 Raghu Sahu supporters congregated...