Last Rites Of Padmapur MLA To Be Performed Today

Padmapur: Last rites of Padmapur BJD MLA Bijay Ranjan Singh Bariha, who died after pro-longed illness on Sunday night, will be performed at the Rajghat in Padmapur, the native place of the deceased legislator today.

Hundreds of local people well wishers and leaders cutting across party lines on Tuesday paid last respect to the MLA at his residence.

His body was taken in grand procession which was attended by hundreds of people and leaders.

BJD leaders like Prasanna Acharya, Dewbesh Acharya, Minister Snehangini Chhuria, Reeta Sahu, BJP leaders including Pradeep Purohit, Suresh Pujari were among others who paid floral tributes to the departed souls in the morning.

The five-time legislator passed away at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar late Sunday night. He was 65.

Bariha was elected to Odisha Assembly twice on Janata Dal ticket between 1990 and 2000. He again won the Padampur Assembly seat in 2004 and 2009 from BJD ticket and also served as a minister in the ruling party.

He was the sitting legislator from Padampur.

Sunil Kumar Dhangadamajhi

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