Kendrapara: Polling for Patkura Assembly constituency is going in a peaceful manner barring a few petty incidents. The polling percentage has reached 61% till 3pm. Massive security arrangements have been made by the administration for free and fair election.
In two polling booths EVMs were not functioning properly at the beginning. Then it has been addressed immediately . There was scuffle between one agent and presiding officer at kinilo village. So polling was halted there for some time. In Tentol village of Garadpur,honey bees coming out from hive attacked the voters and polling staff .The staff tried to ward off them, but in vain. Then the booth was shifted to the nearby room.
Though security has been beefed up in the area, tension has erupted in some places by rival political groups. Ten candidates including Sabitree Agrawal of BJD and Bijay Mohapatra of BJP are trying their luck in this election.