Cuttack, May 1: A social activist has filed a petition in the Orissa High Court appealing for cancellation of Pipili by-election.
Petitioner, Narayan Chandra Jena, has appealed to pass an order in favour of postponement of Pipili bypoll due to Covid surge.
The petition read, the state now passes through a critical situation for Corona surge. This is not the right time to conduct Pipili poll. Election process in this juncture may be a threat for people and the political activists.
Thus, the election should be rescheduled to be conducted after the pandemic.
Notably, bypoll to Pipili Assembly Constituency is scheduled to be held on May 16.