Tirtol(Pratap Kumar Singh): As the Tirtol by-election draws near, candidates are seen attracting voters in various calls. Candidates from the BJD, the Congress and the BJP went from house to house begging for votes on Tuesday. Budget candidate Vijay Shankar Das went to Kalikpur and Padile panchayats in Tirtol Book Zone 3 and petitioned for votes. Accompanying him were former party observer Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak, MLA Prashant Kumar Muduli, Jagatsinghpur Zilla Parishad Aksha Priyadarshirva Bishwal, Block Chairman Sujata Mohanty, Block BJD President Gangadhar Bishwal, Palo Sarpanch Chitta Ranjan Rath Pramukh.
BJP candidate Rajkishore Behera went from house to house in Katra, Garam, Tulang, Ibras and Jagannathpur in Zone 4 to beg for votes. Accompanying him were senior BJP leader Sanjay Mohanty, district Krishak Morcha president Tapan Kumar Behera, Mohit Mahant, OBC cell state vice-president Narsingh Sahu, Jagannathpur constituency president Sunanda Bishwal, Mahila Mortar Jayalakshmi Mohanty among others who appealed to the voters.