PARADIP: While campaigning for the panchayat polls ended on Thursday, the next day saw candidates making a beeline for temples. The astrologers too had some important guests knocking on their doors for a reading.
With polling beginning on Saturday, the candidates were back wooing the God for divine intervention. Many performed ‘puja’ at the Maa Sarala temple near Kanakpur under Tirtol.
The astrologers too are doing brisk business with the impatient candidates too eager to know the results beforehand.
In the first phase, polling will held in six zones of
Jagatsinghpur and Biridi blocks. Zilla Parishad President Natabar Barik, Chairman of Jagatsinghpur Panchayat Samiti Kanak Prava Lenka and former panchayat samiti chairperson of Biridi block Jyotsnarani Das will be trying their luck on the day.
While 487 booths have been set up in Jagatsinghpur, polling will be held in 339 booths in Birdi block.