Patkura Election Update: BJD Takes Early Lead, Counting Underway

Kendrapara: Counting of votes for the Patkura elections has started in Kendrapada amid tight security. While 18 tables have been set up for counting, there will be 18 rounds of counting for the 309 polling booths.

As per the latest reports, Biju Janata Dal candidate Sabitri Agarwalla is leading in the first two rounds.

Agarwalla led by 3027 votes in the first round over his nearest rival and BJP candidate Bijoy Mohapatra.

The BJD candidate secured 6740 votes while Mohapatra got 3991 in the second round of counting, which is in progress.

Patkura went for polls on the 20th of July in which the Biju Janata Dal has fielded Sabitri Agarwalla as the candidate.

The BJP has fielded senior leader Bijoy Mahapatra and the Congress candidate is Jayant Mohanty. Total ten candidates are trying their luck in the elections. Patkura had witnessed 72.75 percent voter turnout.

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