After Biju Janata Dal candidate Pratyusha Rajeswari Singh won the Kandhamal Lok Sabha by-election Sunday, party president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Sunday thanked the people for the win.
BJD candidate Pratyusha Rajeswari Singh, widow of former MP Hemendra Chandra Singh, Sunday won the by-election for Kandhamal Lok Sabha seat in Odisha trouncing BJP's Rudramadhab Ray by a whopping 2,98,868 votes.
While political parties are yet to start electioneering for by-election to Kandhamal Lok Sabha seat in Odisha, police have launched a campaign appealing to voters to exercise their franchise on October 15 without any fear or favour.
In order to raise voters' awareness and participation in ensuing Kandhamal Lok Sabha by-election, the district administration has started systematic voters' education and electoral participation (SVEEP) programme.
Six years after VHP leader Laxmanananda Saraswati was gunned down in Odisha`s sensitive Kandhamal district, an organisation on Sunday demanded a CBI probe into his killing even as his followers observed his death anniversary.