The News Insight: BJD supremo has already launched ‘Mission Patkura’ by visiting Baldevjew Temple in Kendrapara on Snana Purnima and announcing a development package of Rs 2 crore. He took another step forward by “fielding” BJP candidate Ashwini Vaishnaw for Rajya Sabha polls from Odisha, making things tougher for Bijoy Mohapatra.
The recent development may sabotage chances of Bijoy Mohapatra who is trying hard since 2000 to enter the Assembly, but in vain. Whether Bijoy would be fielded from Patkura, is to be seen. Bijoy may get the nod. But, in the fast changing environment, he will find it tough to put up a spirited fight.