Thursday, April 10, 2008

Campaign ends for Laxmipur by-election

Statesman News Service
RAYAGADA, April 10: The candidacy for Laxmipur by-election scheduled on 12 April came to an end today. The election necessitated by decease of Anantram Majhi have five campaigners in the fray. The political campaign witnessed political heavy-weights canvassing for their candidates. While the BJD supremo and main curate Naveen Patnaik was the star campaigner for political party candidate Mr. Bibhisan Majhi, a good figure of ministers, MLAs and other office-bearers were seen camping here for years together. The head curate campaigned for two years and addressed a figure of public meetings. Congress, which trusts to earn understanding ballots for late Anantram Majhi's son, Mr. Purna Chandra Majhi, the party's functionary candidate, had labor union curates Mr. Ajay Maken and Mr. Chandra Sekhar Sahu spearheading the opinion poll campaign. The political party had also engaged wood curate of Andhra Pradesh Mr. Vijayram Raju with an purpose to act upon the Telugu speakers. Not to be lagging behind, Samajwadi political party supremo and former UP main minister, Mr. Mulayam Singh Yadav and actress-turned-politician and military policeman Ms. Jayaprada went for a political campaign canvassing for the SP campaigner Mr. Kumuda Saunta. As some pockets of the constituency especially Narayanpatna and Laxmipur are considered to be Naxal infested, security have been beefed up. 'We don't desire to take any opportunity and hence, security have been heightened for the election in and around Laxmipur', a senior police force military officer said.

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