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Sitting MLA of Patkura and BJD’s candidate Bed Prakash Agarwalla passed away

Bhubaneswar:20/4/19: Sitting MLA of Patkura and BJD’s candidate from the same Assembly constituency in Kendrapara, Bed Prakash Agarwalla passed away at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar today.

The senior leader of the Biju Janata Dal, Agarwalla, was bed-ridden for many days due to health-related issues and was undergoing treatment at Care Hospital here.

However, the conch party nominee from Patkura breathed his last this morning. He was 84. A pall of gloom has descended over the death of the senior BJD leader.

Agarwalla was elected as Patkura MLA in 2009 and 2014 elections. Prior to that, He had been elected MLA four other times from Kendrapara Assembly seat- In 2000, as BJP candidate; in 1990, as Janata Dal candidate; in 1977, as Janata Party candidate and in 1974, as Utkal Congress candidate.

It is pertinent to mention here that Agarwalla was to fight the polls from Patkura Assembly seat against BJP’s Bijoy Mohapatra and Congress’ Jayanta Mohanty.

Following his demise, the Assembly polls in Patkura will be countermanded by the Election Commission of India (ECI). This Assembly constituency that comes under Kendrapara Lok Sabha seat was scheduled to go to polls on April 29 in the fourth phase elections in Odisha.

Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik condoled the death of Patkura MLA and former minister Bed Prakash Agrawalla today.

Naveen took to the micro-blogging site Twitter to express his condolence:

Naveen Patnaik

  ବରିଷ୍ଠ ରାଜନେତା ବେଦ ପ୍ରକାଶ ଅଗ୍ରୱାଲଙ୍କ ଦେହାନ୍ତ ବିଷୟରେ ଜାଣି ମୁଁ ଅତ୍ୟନ୍ତ ଦୁଃଖିତ। ସେ ଥିଲେ ବିଜୁ ବାବୁଙ୍କ ଘନିଷ୍ଠ ଏବଂ ଦୀର୍ଘ ଦିନ ଧରି ଲୋକଙ୍କ ସେବା କରିଛନ୍ତି। ତାଙ୍କ ପରି ଜଣେ ମାର୍ଗଦର୍ଶକଙ୍କୁ ହରାଇବା ବ୍ୟତିଗତ ଭାବେ ମୋ ପାଇଁ ଏବଂ ଦଳ ପାଇଁ ଏକ ଅପୂରଣୀୟ କ୍ଷତି।
  Describing the late leader as an able parliamentarian and administrator, Patnaik said that Agrawalla’s death is a huge loss for him, personally, and also to the party. “He was a close associate of Biju Babu and his organisational ability & dedication for the welfare of people will be remembered for ever,” the BJD Supremo added.



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