Bhubaneswar, April 7: Ajit Mangaraj, Congress candidate for Pipili bypoll was admitted to a Bhubaneswar based private hospital this evening.
Mangaraj was initially rushed to a government hospital in Pipili on Wednesday morning after he complained of breathing problem while campaigning. He was later admitted to a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. As many as 10 candidates including Mangaraj are in fray for the bypoll.
Polling will be held on April 17 and votes will be counted on May 2. The bypoll was necessitated by the death of sitting BJD MLA Pradeep Kumar Maharathy on October 4 in 2020.