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Congress' Pipli by-poll candidate Ajit Mangaraj dies of COVID-19

Mangaraj (52), a businessman, had tested positive for the virus on April 10 and was admitted to Bhubaneshwar's Apollo Hospital.

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Bhubaneswar Updated on: April 15, 2021 7:58 IST
Congress' Pipli by-poll candidate Ajit Mangaraj dies of
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Congress' Pipli by-poll candidate Ajit Mangaraj dies of COVID-19

Ajit Mangaraj, who was Congress' candidate for Pipli by-poll scheduled to be held on April 17, succumbed to severe COVID-19 pneumonia on Wednesday. Mangaraj (52), a businessman, had tested positive for the virus on April 10 and was admitted to Bhubaneshwar's Apollo Hospital.

"He was receiving treatment for Covid-19 and had turned critical for past some days. His family members were informed accordingly," Dr Jyoti Prakash Parija, assistant medical superintendent of Apollo Hospital said.

The by-poll to the constituency will be held on Saturday along with the fifth phase of the assembly elections in West Bengal. The by-election to Pipili was necessitated after the death of the sitting BJD MLA Pradeep Maharathy on October 4 last year.

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