Bhubaneswar: Elections to the Patkura Assembly seat under Kendrapara Parliamentary constituency will be held on July 20. With the announcement of the poll schedule, the model code of conduct comes into force.
As per the notification of the Election Commission of India, while election will be held on July 20, counting of votes will be done on July 24.
Notably, election to the Assembly seat was earlier scheduled to be held on April 29 – the last phase of the four-phased elections in the State.
However, the election was countermanded following the death of BJD candidate Bed Prakash Agarwal on April 20. Election was also postponed by the ECI for 60 days due to cyclone Fani that hit the State on May 3 wreaking havoc in coastal districts of the State.
BJD has fielded Bed Prakash Agarwal’s wife for the seat. Senior leader Bijoy Mohapatra is contesting from the seat on BJP ticket.