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Approximately 61 per cent voter turnout was recorded by 3 pm in the by-polls in Patkura

Kendrapara:20/7/19: Approximately 61 per cent voter turnout was recorded by 3 pm in the by-polls that is underway in Patkura assembly constituency today, Odisha Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) said.

Reportedly, polling is underway at 309 booths across the constituency. The polling started at 7 am. However, delayed voting due to technical glitches in EVMs has been reported from at least four booths.

While 138 booths have been marked as sensitive, four companies of Central Paramilitary Forces have been deployed in Patkura.

Long queues of voters were seen at polling stations in the assembly constituency. A total of 2, 44,747 voters will decide the fate of 10 candidates who are in the fray.

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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