Pipili, April 10: Congress candidate for Pipili by-election, Ajit Mangaraj has tested positive for coronavirus.
The Congress leader shared the news on his Facebook profile.
“Dear friends, I am undergoing treatment after testing positive for coronavirus. I urge people not to spread any rumour in this regard,” said Mangaraj.
He also urged his party members to reach out Pipili residents to perform well in the ensuing poll.
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.