Bhubaneswar: Keeping in view the alarming situation of Covid 19 in the State, Odisha CM and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) supremo Naveen Patnaik has announced that BJD will not hold any public rallies or campaign meetings in Pipili bypoll.
Patnaik took to Twitter on Monday and wrote, “Every life is precious and I always consider people of Odisha as my family members. In this extremely serious COVID 19 situation amidst surge in cases in the country, BJD has decided not to hold any public rallies or campaign meetings in Pipili bypoll.”
BJD as a responsible party will not like to put the lives of people in danger. We contest elections to serve people. If the campaign has potential to endanger lives, I would earnestly appeal to political parties and Election Commission of India to reconsider both the duration and method of campaigning, said the BJD chief on Twitter.