The SEC Chief said that Micro observers and a central force will be appointed at every booth, and of the total number of booths, webcasting will be done at 50% of booths.
Similarly, OPCC chief Sarat Patnaik, senior party leaders including MLA Narsingha Mishra and Tara Bahinipati campaigned for their candidate Kishore Patel. They appealed to the voters to extend their support to their party candidate and make him victorious. The party had also organised a grand procession and a general meeting in Belapahada.
The BJD has picked Alaka Mohanty, the widow Kishore Mohanty, as its candidate for the by-election while the BJP nominated former MLA Radharani Panda. The Congress party has fielded Kishore Chandra Patel as its candidate.