Thank you Kandahmal voters, says elated BJD supremo


Bhubaneswar: After his party’s huge win in Kandhamal Lok Sabha by-poll, BJD supremo chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday thanked the voters of the Parliamentary constituency for reposing faith in his party’s candidate Pratyusha Rajeswari Singh. She won the seat with a thumping 2.98 lakh margin beating her nearest rival BJP’s Rudramadhab Ray.

Reacting on the results, Patnaik stated though there was a drop in the vote percentage than the General Elections in April this year, but it was very satisfying that the victory margin for the BJD shoot up significantly. The increase in BJD vote percentage and its superb win indicates the people of Odisha continue to appreciate the developmental initiatives taken by the BJD. He assured that his party would carry on the good works in future too and toil with more sincerity and commitment to serve the people.