AICC Odisha Incharge Jitendra Singh campaigned at Bijepur; Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi to campaign for party candidate

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Bhubaneswar: The Congress on Thursday began its campaigning for Bijepur constituency candidate Dilip Kumar Panda at Pada village here under the leadership of its district president Satyabhusan Sahu.

AICC Odisha in-charge Jitendra Singh, PCC president Niranjan Patnaik, Congress Legislature Party Leader Narasingha Mishra, Kantabanji MLA Santosh Singh Saluja, former Minister Prakash Chandra Debta, former MP Pradeep Majhi, Pradeep Debta and Abdul Gaphar campaigned on the day.

Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will campaign for party candidate Dilip Kumar Panda in the October 21 by-election.

The Bijepur Assembly by-election was necessitated as Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik who had won from two seats – Bijepur and Hinjili – in the Assembly election retained Hinjili and vacated the Bijepur seat.

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