Berhampur: With only a day is left for campaigning for the first-phase poll scheduled on April 11, candidates of three major political parties, the BJD, the BJP and the Congress and Independent nominees expedited their canvassing for votes across this city on Monday.
BJP Berhampur Assembly candidate Kahnu Charan Pati and Lok Sabha nominee Bhrugu Baxipatra urged people to vote for them. Among others, Pradeep Satpathy, D Karunakar, Ramnath Gantayat, Subasini Patnaik, Sunil Kumar Sahu, Pravat Kiran Sarangi, Ramesh Sethi, Kiran Kumar Sahu and Prabir Patro accompanied them to voters.
BJD Assembly candidate Bikram Panda and Lok Sabha nominee Chandra Sekhar Sahu held a marathon campaigning to woo the voters in their support. Berhampur Mahanagar BJD vice-president R Murali Mohan led the campaigning where sitting MLA Dr RC Chyaupatnaik, BDA Chairman Subash Moharana, Sudheer Rout, Suresh Sahu, SA Khalil, Bhagaban Gantayat and Babu Patnaik were present.
Congress Assembly candidate Lingaraj Choudhury and Lok Sabha nominee V Chandra Sekhar Naidu along with their supporters also intensified their campaigning.
The campaigning for Independent candidate Shiva Shankar (Pintu) Das, who is in judicial custody now, is being held by his wife Asha Das, who is moving door to door.
Similarly, Manav Adhikar Surakha Manch coordinator Abani Kumar Gaya, who is contesting the Assembly seat as an Independent candidate, expedited his campaigning. Gaya has made the MKCG Medical College Hospital’s negligence towards people and the delay in construction of the Janibili Water Project as his main poll issues.