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Sharmili Mallick

Puri/Bhubaneswar: From bathing in ponds to cuddling babies and touching feet of elders, BJP's Puri Lok Sabha candidate Sambit Patra is not leaving any stone unturned to woo the voters.

After catching the fancy of scores of voters with his unique style of campaigning, Sambit Patra is now the talk of the town for luring voters of the Telugu community by singing in the south Indian language.

While campaigning at Telegu-dominated Penthakata area in Puri on Friday evening, Patra received admiration and appreciation of audiences by singing ‘Telusa Manasa’, the Telugu version of evergreen Hindi hit number Tu Mile Dil Khile from Hindi movie Criminal.

Patra had also uploaded the video of his gig on his twitter handle and tweeted, “Puri has a sizeable Telugu Population as well. While Campaigning amidst them sang a famous Telugu number on demand. The frenzy in the crowd was palpable, don’t believe? A must watch! Lots of love to my adorable Telugu friends.”

The new avatar of Patra, who is usually seen in news studios debating for BJP as the party’s spokesperson, has become viral on social media as well garnering huge praises from the people.

It may be noted that Puri Lok Sabha parliamentary segment will go to polls in the third phase i.e. on April 23. Patra is in the poll fray and contesting against BJD’s Pinaki Mishra and Congress’ Satya Prakash Nayak from the seat.

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