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Feb 28, 2018
5:28PM

Ruling BJD wins Bijepur by-poll in Odisha

In Odisha, the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has won the Bijepur Assembly by-poll.

BJD candidate Rita Sahu, wife of late Congress MLA Subal Sahu, defeated BJP’s Ashok Panigrahi by a margin of 41,933 votes.

Rita Sahu got 1 lakh 2 thousand 871 votes while Congress candidate managed to secure 10 thousand 274 votes only.

Nearly 82 per cent of voters exercised their franchise in the by-election for the Bijepur seat held on 24th this month.

The election was necessitated following the death of Congress MLA Subal Sahu in August last year.

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