Ruling BJD wins Orissa bypoll

Orissa’s ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate Subash Gond on Sunday won the bypoll to the Umerkote Assembly constituency in Nabrangpur district, an official said.

Updated: Dec 04, 2011, 12:27 PM IST

Bhubaneswar: Orissa’s ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate Subash Gond on Sunday won the bypoll to the Umerkote Assembly constituency in Nabrangpur district, an official said.

Gond defeated his nearest rival -- the Bharatiya Janata Party`s Dharmu Gond by more than 20,000 votes, a senior district administrative official said.

Three candidates were in the fray for the November 30 by-election.
The bypoll for the seat, reserved for Scheduled Tribes, was necessitated by the killing of BJD member Jagabandhu Majhi by gunmen on September 24.

IANS