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Odisha CM Condoles Death Of Patkura MLA & Former Minister Bed Prakash Agarwalla


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20 April 2019

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Bhubaneswar: Soon after the passing away of Patkura MLA and former minister Bed Prakash Agarwalla, several political leaders expressed their condolence and reminisced of their past memories with him. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik described him as an able parliamentarian and administrator.

Expressing deep sympathy to the bereaved family, the CM said, “His death is a great loss for all of us. His organisational ability and dedication for the welfare of general public will be remembered for eve. He was also a close associate of Biju Babu.”

Former Kendrapara MLA and national Vice-President of BJP Baijayant Panda tweeted, “Saddened to hear of the passing of Bed Prakash Agrawal ji, former finance minister of Odisha, current MLA of Patkura in my Kendrapada (& again a BJD candidate now). He had been ailing for long & had been hospitalised for several days. May his soul rest in peace... Om Shanti.” Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Jual Oram, and BJP in-charge Arun Singh too expressed their sympathies for the next of kin.

Odisha Health Minister Pratap Jena and Athagarh MLA Ranendra Pratap Swain condoled the senior leader's death too. BJD MLA candidate from Khandapada Soumya Patnaik expressed his sympathy as well. Odisha Tourism Minister Ashok Panda and Kendrapara BJD District President Kishore Tarai reached the hospital to pay last respects to the departed soul.

Bijoy Mohapatra, who was set to contest Patkura seat as a BJP candidate against Bed Prakash Agarwalla, also condoled the death of his contender.

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Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister, Odisha

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Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak, BJD MLA

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Ashok Panda, BJD MLA, Odisha

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Kishore Tarai, BJD District President, Kendrapara