Cutting Across Party Lines, Leaders Condole Ajit Mangaraj’s Demise

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Bhubaneswar: Cutting across party lines, several leaders have condoled the passing away of congress candidate for Pipili bypoll, Ajit Mangaraj, who was tested COVID-19 positive.

According to sources, Mangaraj breathed his last at around 4.10 pm at Apollo Hospitals in Bhubaneswar where he was undergoing treatment after found infected with the deadly Coronavirus.

Chief Minister & BJD Supremo Naveen Patnaik, condoled the passing away of Mangaraj. They took to Twitter and wrote:

After coming to know about Mangaraj’s demise, Union Petroleum Minister & BJP leader Dharmendra Pradhan reached the hospital and met the bereaved family members. He also took to Twitter and wrote:-

President of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee, Niranjan Patnaik also expressed deep grief and condoled the death of the party member. Patnaik tweeted:

Leader of Opposition in Odisha Assembly Pradipta Kumar Naik, also took to Twitter to express grief:-

Odisha Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal also expressed deepest condolences and wrote:-

Several other leaders have expressed deepest condolences to the bereaved family members of Mangaraj and prayed for the departed soul to rest in peace.

“Ajit Mangaraj (52) was admitted to Apollo hospital on 7th April, after being diagnosed with Severe COVID-19 pneumonia. He was under treatment of a multidisciplinary team of doctors from specialties including Critical Care, Cardiology, and Pulmonary Medicine in COVID ICU where all necessary life-saving support including Non-invasive ventilation was extended. However, after bravely battling the severe COVID infection for the past 7 Days, Mangaraj succumbed to the disease today,” informed the Public Relations Officer of the hospital, Mr. Rakesh Ray.

Following the untimely demise of Mangaraj, speculations are rife over the possibilities of conducting the bypoll to the Pipili assembly constituency scheduled to be held on April 17.

Also Read: Pipili Bypoll: Congress Candidate Ajit Mangaraj Dies Of COVID-19

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