Odisha: Counting Of Votes In Patkura Assembly Seat Today
Elaborate security arrangements have been made to ensure that counting of votes takes place in a smooth and peaceful manner.
A total of 18 counters have been set up for the counting of votes, Kendrapara district Collector Samarth Verma said.
Elaborate security arrangements have been made to ensure that counting of votes takes place in a smooth and peaceful manner, he said.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's bete noire, Bijoy Mohapatra of the BJP was locked in a fight at Patkura with BJD candidate Sabitri Agarwal, the widow of party leader Bed Prakash Agarwal.
While 10 candidates were in the fray, the contest was mainly between the BJD and the BJP. The Congress had fielded Jayanta Kumar Mohanty as its candidate.
Polling in Patkura seat was scheduled on April 29, but it could not take place due to death of Bed Prakash Agarwal on April 20.
The Election Commission then fixed May 19 as the new date for the poll, but it got postponed again due to cyclone Fani hitting the state on May 3.
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