By polls in UP, Orissa passed off peacefully
DND | 12 Apr 2008
In Orissa, 50 to 55 per cent voters have exercised their franchise in Laxmipur Assembly By poll today. The polling was by and large peaceful. The Returning Officer Mr.D. Jagannath said no untoward incident was reported as a large number of security forces had been deployed to ward off any threat from Maoists. Five candidates are in the fray. The election was necessitated following the death of congress legislator Anantram Majhi.