Bhubaneswar: Within hours of Khandapada MLA Soumya Ranjan Patnaik being tested positive for Covid-19, several politicians and social media users posted “get well soon” wishes on Facebook and Twitter and prayed for his speedy recovery.
The Editor of Odisha’s largest circulated daily took to Twitter and made it public.
Wishes poured in from various quarters for the multi-faceted personality. Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal, party colleagues and Opposition leaders wished for his speedy recovery.
Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal
— Governor Odisha (@GovernorOdisha) August 11, 2020
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik
Concerned to know about the hospitalisation of our party leader @SoumyaSambad after being tested #COVID19 positive. Spoke with him to know about his wellbeing and wished him speedy recovery and good health.
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) August 11, 2020
BJP National Vice President Baijayant Panda
— Office of Jay Panda (@mp_office) August 11, 2020
Kandhamal MP Achyuta Samanta
— Achyuta Samanta (@achyuta_samanta) August 11, 2020
BJD’s Rajya Sabha MP Sujeet Kumar
Concerned to know that Hon’ble Khandapada MLA & Editor of Sambad Daily Newspaper, Shri Soumya Ranjan Patnaik has tested positive for #Covid19 .
Praying Mahaprabhu Jagannath for his speedy recovery. https://t.co/KEm1LOr0vc
— SujeetKOfficial (@SujeetKOfficial) August 11, 2020
BJD leader Tathagata Satpathy
Pray Lord Jagannath for Sri @SoumyaSambad
You will certainly get well and fighting fit very soon.
All love and best wishes from me & the Dharitri/OrissaPost family
— Tathagata Satpathy (@SatpathyLive) August 11, 2020
BJP leader Bhrugu Baxipatra
Deeply concerned to know that Editor of Sambad Daily & Khandapada MLA Soumya Ranjan Patnaik has tested positive for #Covid19 .
Wishing him a speedy recovery. Praying Mahaprabhu Jagannath to bestow upon him good health. https://t.co/8syPdhW4Sd
— Bhrugu Baxipatra (@BhruguBJP) August 11, 2020
BJP Bhubaneswar president Babu Singh
@SoumyaSambad ସମ୍ବାଦର ସମ୍ପାଦକ ତଥା ଖଣ୍ଡପଡ଼ା ବିଧାୟକ ସୌମ୍ୟରଞ୍ଜନ ପଟ୍ଟନାୟକଙ୍କୁ କରୋନା ପଜିଟିଭ୍ ହୋଇଥିବା ଖବର ଶୁଣି ମୁଁ ବହୁତ ଦୁଃଖିତ।
ମହାପ୍ରଭୁ ଜଗତର ନାଥ ଜଗନ୍ନାଥଙ୍କ ନିକଟରେ ତାଙ୍କର ଆଶୁ ଆରୋଗ୍ୟ କାମନା କରୁଛି।
Soumya Ranjan Patnaik
— BABU SINGH (@BABUSINGHBJP) August 11, 2020
BJD leader Tejeswar Parida
On the other hand in Puri, Sri Jagannath Temple Managing Committee members, servitors, students, intellectuals and members of Sambad Puri bureau offered ‘akhanda deepa’ to Lord Jagannath in front of the 12th century shrine.
Pujapanda Nijog secretary Madhaba Pujapanda, Temple Managing Committee member Madhaba Mohapatra, senior Chunara servitor Dr Sarat Chandra Mohanty, Daitapati servitor Binayak Dasmohapatra, eminent Historian Shyamprakash Senapati, Journalists Gadadhar Panda, Shyamkanha Patnaik and Simanchal Padhi among others offered prayers for his recovery and good health.