Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik from BJD will take on former commissioner of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation Aparajita Sarangi from BJP.
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik and several other political leaders condoled the death of the senior BJD leader.
The villagers, belonging to Scheduled Caste and Other Backward Class categories, depend on boats to cross a tributary of Subarnarekha river.
The cash was seized after Ashok Nayak, who is contesting from Hindol assembly seat, could not provide satisfactory answers about the source of the money, Dhenkanal SP Anupama James said.
Sources said voters boycotted polling in Babaja and Kankaria villages in Balangir assembly constituency and Gumi and Dhipamala panchayats in Daspalla over lack of amenities.
Naveen and BJD have benefited the most from the multi-crore chit fund scam, alleges the Union Minister
The incident occurred in Phulbani assembly segment under Kandhamal Lok Sabha seat where polling is scheduled to begin at 7 am on Thursday.
Patnaik extended full cooperation to the flying squad and kept waiting inside the chopper till the process was complete on Tuesday, they said.
Criticising the two Union ministers from the State, Dharmendra Pradhan and Jual Oram, without taking their names, Naveen said they are not working for development of Odisha.
Coming down heavily on the Congress and it alliance, PM Modi said their only agenda is to remove Modi as he is fighting against corruption.
Politics is addiction. This phrase sums up senior Congress leader Narasingh Mishra who at 78 is still as charged up for the elections as ever.
Lack of employment opportunities and poor state of agriculture sector in the remote areas of Kandhamal continue to trigger exodus of human resources almost on a daily basis.
The Lok Sabha candidates Bisoi, Subhadarshini and Panda stuck to their party agenda highlighting their achievements and their rivals’ failures.
Kandhamal and Aska Lok Sabha constituencies have turned into BJD bastions in recent elections though the BJP is now making a determined bid to capture the two seats in 2019 polls.
The battle is between old hand and new blood in Balangir Assembly constituency.