Congress Pipili By-poll candidate Ajit Mangaraj passes away

Bhubaneswar: The Congress candidate for the upcoming by-poll for Pipili Assembly constituency in Odisha, Ajit Mangaraj passed away on Wednesday. He had been admitted to a private hospital for treatment.

Mangaraj tested positive for Coronavirus on April 10 and following this he was admitted to a private hospital for treatment.

Also read: Congress Names Ajit Mangaraj As Party Candidate For Pipili By-Election

It has been learnt that following death of Mangaraj, the Pipili by-poll which is scheduled to be held on April 17 is likely to be postponed.

In the meanwhile, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has condoled Mangaraj’s death.

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