The by election of Umerkote is imperative after murder of BJD MLA Jagabandhu Majhi . The last day of filling of nomination is this Saturday and voting is on November 30. As many as six candidates in the fray for this by-election. Congress candidate J.Gond, BJD candidate (ruling party) S.Gond and BJP candidate D. Gond and three more. Dhanuram Gand (Independent) S.Paklu (RPI) and Buti , Bhatra belonging to Kalinga Natinational Front. The last date of withdrawal is November 16. There will be triangular contest between BJP< BJD and Congress.
The ruling BJD, in order to float through sympathy wave nominated the close aid of the deceased leader Majhi. The problem is Majhi was a bachelor without any political heir.BJP candidate D.Gond was Umerkote’s legislature in 2004, he was second in the last election, has been holding huge rallies to show his strength. He said he will take the development agenda. Congress candidate will talk more about deteriorating law and order situation.