BJD’s Patkura Candidate Bed Prakash Agarwalla Passes Away
Veteran leader and BJD’s candidate from Patkura Assembly constituency in the 2019 elections Bed Prakash Agarwalla died while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar on Saturday. According to reports, Agarwalla was unwell for the past few days and was admitted to a private hospital in the city. He was elected twice to the Odisha Legislative Assembly four times and twice from Patkura in 2009 and 2014.He was also former finance minister of Odisha. Agarwalla had joined politics at the young age of 20, post completing his graduation in Economics from the then Ravenshaw College. He started his political career as councillor from Kendrapara Municipality and then went on to become the Chairman of the Kendrapara Municipality at an age of 33 years. A close confidante of Biju Patnaik, Agarwalla had later joined the BJP in late 1990s and was chosen to represent Odisha in the BJP’s all important body – the National Executive. Expressing grief over Agarwalla’s demise, BJP’s national vice-president and Kendrapara LS candidate Baijayant Panda tweeted….