Congress Worker Stabbed in Odisha : 3 Polling Personnels Suspended
A Congress worker was stabbed to death, while three polling personnel were suspended for violation of norms in Odisha, where the fourth and final phase of polling were conducted on Monday in six Lok Sabha and 41 assembly constituencies, an election official said.
Barring Patkura assembly seat, where voting has been rescheduled to May 19 following the death of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate Bed Prakash Agarwalla, elections were successfully held in the six Lok Sabha constituencies – Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur and the 41 assembly segments that come under them, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Surendra Kumar said.
According to a senior police officer, unprecedented violence was reported from several places of the six parliamentary seats.
A Congress worker was stabbed to death in Balikuda-Erasama Assembly segment of Jagatsinghpur Lok Sabha seat, while he was returning from a polling booth having cast his vote, he said.