Bijepur byelection results 2018: Counting begins, results out soon

The constituency witnessed a triangular contest between Odisha's ruling party Biju Janata Dal, Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress.

Bijepur byelection results 2018: Counting begins, results out soon

Bargarh: BJP candidate Ritu Sahu was wont the Bijepur Assembly bypoll in Odisha on Wednesday. The byelections were held on Saturday, February 24. 

The constituency will witness a triangular contest between Odisha's ruling party Biju Janata Dal, Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress. A total of 13 candidates were in the fray. 

The bypolls to Bijepur Assembly constituency were necessitated following the death of Congress MLA Subal Sahu.

As per reports, the EVM machines were kept under the strict vigil at a college in Padampur. A company of CRPF had also been deployed in the area for the safeguard of the votes and prevention of any untoward incident.

Around 72 percent of the voters exercised their franchise in the bypoll to Bijepur assembly seat in Odisha's Bargarh district on Saturday.

The voting process was largely peaceful as a heavy deployment of security personnel was made across the constituency.

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