Bijepur: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik starts campaign for BJD candidate Rita Sahu in Bijepur . Party President & CM Naveen Patnaik sought people’s blessing to continue the development works in the constituency.
He landed at Laumunda temporary helipad in a helicopter at 10:42am Thursday and boarded a special bus to hold a road show, campaigning for Rita. Besides, Patnaik also addressed several gatherings at road side meetings.The Chief Minister was seen urging people to cast their votes in favour of his party’s candidate in the by-election.
The Chief Minister will continue his campaign till Friday. A number of Ministers and senior BJD leaders have been camping in Bijepur to ensure that the party retains the seat by a large margin of votes this time too.
The campaign for the by-poll, which will be held on October 21, will end by Saturday evening. The counting of votes will be held on October 24.