New Delhi:30/4/19: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has reached New Delhi in order to meet the Election Commission of India regarding the by-polls in Patkura assembly constituency amidst the possibility of Cyclone FANI hitting the state.
The Biju Janata Dal chief is scheduled to meet the Chief Election Commissioner of India and will hold discussions regarding the postponement of by-polls in Patkura Assembly segment and demand for the same keeping in view the effects of cyclone FANI in the region.
The ECI had earlier announced that Patkura Assembly segment under Kendrapara Parliamentary Constituency will go to polls on May 19.
On the other hand, Patnaik on Monday named Sabitri Agarwalla, widow of Bed Prakash Agarwalla, as the party candidate for Patkura Assembly constituency.
Notably, the election in the Assembly segment, which was scheduled on April 29, was countermanded after the death of BJD candidate