Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday reached Odisha’s Kendrapara to campaign for party Candidate Bijoy Mohapatra for the Patkura Assembly Seat. Union Minister along with Bijoy Mohapatra knocked ‘Door to Door’ to seek votes for the election in Patkura Assembly Seat.
Pradhan was accompanied by many other state leaders as he walked in to seek votes for Bijoy Mohapatra.
Bharatiya Janata Party kicked off their campaign trail from Narendrapur with a bike rally. BJP’s Bijoy Mohapatra is pitted against Bed Prakask Agarwalla’s wife Savitri Agrawal and Jayant Mohanty of Congress.
Polling for the Assembly Seat is slated for July 20 and the counting of votes will take place on July 24.
The Assembly Polls in Patkura seat was originally slated for April 29. However, it was deferred to May 19 in the wake of the death of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate Bed Prakash Agarwalla. Later, the ECI postponed the election further for another 60 days in view of cyclone ‘Fani’ that hit the state on May 3.
BJD in the recently concluded state polls stormed back to power winning 112 seats, 5 less than what they had won in 2014 State polls. While BJP won 23, Congress 9 and one each bag by CPI-M and Independent Candidate. Odisha has a total of 147 Assembly seats.
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