In her maiden poll battle, Pratyusha Rajeswari secured 4,77,529 votes.
An estimated 25 per cent of the electorate cast their votes in the first four hours of polling for Kandhamal by-polls.
The EC has allotted Voter Verified Paper Audit Trial (VVPAT) in 13 constituencies this time – a first in Assembly elections.
The projected population of this community however goes beyond 10,000 in the city itself.
Mahajan was addressing a programme on the occasion of International Day of Older Persons on Wednesday.
BJP sources said that Sanwar Lal’s decision is also a result of the party’s “inner issues”.
When contacted, Rai said, “I thought it was a little prank, but the media has maligned my character by depicting it in a different way.
But the NCP, which initially demanded 144 of the 288 seats and later brought it down to 136, has not yet agreed.
Another former BJP chief, Murli Manohar Joshi, was appointed the chairman of Estimates Committee of Parliament.
Talking to reporters, Singh said Dhumal and his son Anurag should not hold any public office till the court acquits them in this case.
Govt will go ahead with the appointments to various statutory bodies without the LoP, sources said.
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Azam Khan kept out of SP’s bypoll plans.
Former law minister Salman Khurshid too spoke in similar vein.
Ananthamurthy had said if Modi comes to power it may result in a shift in our civilisation.