Odisha elections 2019: Battle of the better halves

Sambalpur/Paradip: While candidates across party lines have intensified their campaigning ahead of the 3rd phase polls on April 18, their wives too have rolled up their sleeves by actively participating in the campaigning for their spouses.

“The campaigning is going good and we are hopeful that BJP will register a win in this constituency. We are getting a lot of affection and love from the people,” said Arundhati Devi, wife of Nitesh Gangdev, who is BJP’s candidate for Sambalpur Lok Sabha constituency.

Similarly in Paradip Assembly constituency, amidst intensifying poll campaigning, wives of all the three major candidates are leaving no stone unturned to ensure victory for their husbands.

“People know what all Naveen-led government has done for them, so we don’t have to tell them whom to vote,” BJD candidate Sambit Routray’s wife Geetanjali said.

Congress candidate Bapi Sarkhel’s wife Monideepa who is also campaigning for her husband said that they are receiving a lot of positive response.

“People believe that Bapi Sarkhel will bring development. All the positive responses are inspiring us to intensify our campaigning,” Monideepa said.

BJP candidate Sampad Swain’s wife Sushreeta said,” We are doing door-to-door campaigning and making people aware of the welfare schemes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”