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Naveen visit Patkura today

Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will visit Patkura assembly constituency today to campaign for the party candidate for the upcoming by-poll.According to reports, the BJD President will hold a roadshow and campaign in Derabish, Garadpur and Marshaghai blocks for the party candidate, Sabitri Agrawalla.

Security arrangements have been tightened in the district in view of the Chief Minister's visit.Patnaik's visit coincides with the 12-hour bandh called by various outfits to protest against the murderous attack on a senior BJP leader by miscreants on Sunday night.

Patkura Assembly seat will go to poll on July 20. BJD, BJP and Congress, have hit the campaign trail to ensure the victory of their respective candidates.Although the battle is between the BJD and BJP in Patkura, Congress candidate Jayant Mohanty is also being seen as a formidable rival owing to his support base in Derabishi block. 

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