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Patkura Election:BJD, BJP and Congress-have rolled up their sleeves to woo voters

Kendrapara:18/7/19: With just two days left for the ‘prestige battle’ in Patkura of Kendrapara Parliamentary Constituency, all the three political parties-BJD, BJP and Congress-have rolled up their sleeves to woo voters on the last day of campaigning for the election today.

Though the election is expected to witness a neck-to-neck fight between BJD candidate Sabitri Agarwalla, wife of Late Bed Prakash Agarwalla and BJP heavyweight Bijoy Mohapatra, Congress is also hopeful of winning the seat taking advantage of the two-corner fight.

The three candidates- Agarwalla, Mohapatra and Jayanta Mohanty of Congress- are making last-minute efforts to garner voters’support. The trio is visiting door-to-door with folded hands to appeal the people vote for them.

Yesterday, Naveen Patnaik assured the people in Patkura to personally look after the constituency and appealed them to vote for his party candidate. Recently, BJP heavyweights, including Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Pratap Chandra Sarangi and newly elected MP Aparajita Sarangi visited Patkura to campaign for party candidate Bijoy Mohapatra.

Congress’ state president Niranjan Patnaik and senior leader Narasingha Mishra were also seen campaigning for candidate Jayanta Mohanty, who is contesting for second time.

Worth mentioning, while voting for Patkura polls will be held on July 20, counting of votes will take place on July 24.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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