Bijepur byelection results 2018: BJD candidate Ritu Sahu sweeps Odisha bypolls, decimates BJP and Congress

Bijepur Assembly constituency bypolls Live Updates 

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 14:39
BJD cadres celebrating the party's victory in Bijepur bypolls

Bargarh: BJD candidate Rita Sahu won the Bijepur Assembly bypolls in Odisha with more than 101435 votes. Nearest rival BJP's Ashok Panigarhi trailed behind with 59,896 votes. 

Congress, which held the Bijepur constituency, faced a humiliating defeat after being reduced to a mere fraction of its previous shell. The party so far received just 10,000+ votes.

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The constituency will witness a triangular contest between Odisha's ruling party Biju Janata Dal, Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress. The bypolls to Bijepur Assembly constituency were necessitated following the death of Congress MLA Subal Sahu.

Here are the Live Updates from the ground for Bijepur Assembly constituency: 

28 February 2018, 14:37 PM

BJD secured 58% vote share, followed by Congress with 33%. 

 

28 February 2018, 14:31 PM

After 20 rounds of counting, BJD candidate Ritu Sahu secured 101435 votes, Congress received 59896 votes and Congress 59896 votes.

28 February 2018, 13:38 PM

After round 19 of 21, BJD candidate Rita Sahu extends her lead to 40,248 votes over BJP's Ashok Panigrahi 

28 February 2018, 13:30 PM

Odisha's Bijepur bypoll results: Election trends after 19 rounds of counting

BJD: 97724
BJP: 57476
Congress: 8934
Others: 1568

28 February 2018, 13:11 PM

After 16 rounds of counting, BJD candidate Ritu Saha is leading 93283 votes whereas BJP’s Ashok Panigarhi received 55015 votes and Congress’s Pranaya Sahu is trailing behind with 7914 votes. Others received 1,485 votes. 

28 February 2018, 13:00 PM

Odisha's Bijepur bypoll results: Latest election trends 
BJD: 88,962
BJP: 7179
Congress: 7213
Others: 1,395

28 February 2018, 12:59 PM

BJD candidate Ritu Sahu reaches counting centre.

"I thank the voters for this victory. The victory goes to party chief and voters," says Sahu. 

28 February 2018, 12:55 PM

Odisha's Bijepur bypoll results: Latest election trends after 15 rounds of counting

BJD's Ritu Shah is leading with 84,969 votes. Nearest rival BJP's Ashok Panigarhi receives 48182 votes while Congress gets 6451 votes. 

28 February 2018, 12:50 PM

BJD cadres start celebrating in Bijepur 

28 February 2018, 12:46 PM

"The credit of BJD's victory goes to party chief Naveen Patnaik," says Ritu Sahu tells Zee News. "I am happy about this victory," she added. 
 

28 February 2018, 12:43 PM

14 rounds of counting over, 7 more to go.

Rita Sahu extended her lead to 32, 579 votes over BJP’s Ashok Panigrahi. 

28 February 2018, 12:40 PM

Odisha's Bijepur bypoll results: Latest election trends 

BJD: 81,488
BJP: 45,190
Congress: 4,608
Others: 1,174

28 February 2018, 12:36 PM

After 12 rounds of counting, BJD's Ritu Shah is leading with 75,740. Nearest rival BJP's Ashok Panigarhi receives 43,161 votes while Congress gets 3,755 votes. NOTA has received over 1,000 votes. 

28 February 2018, 12:28 PM

Ritu Sahu now leading with more than 75000 votes. 

28 February 2018, 12:17 PM

BJD candidate Rita Sahu currently leading with a margin of 25,166 votes against nearest rival BJP’s Ashok Panigrahi. 

28 February 2018, 12:13 PM

NOTA emerges as the fourth largest party. 

28 February 2018, 11:58 AM

Odisha's Bijepur bypoll results: Latest election trends 
BJD: 65,401
BJP: 37,119
Congress: 3,259
Others: 1,044

28 February 2018, 11:53 AM

After 10 rounds of counting, BJD gets 59,298 votes, BJP - 34,132 votes, Congress- 2,980 votes and Others - 929 votes.

Odisha's Bijepur bypoll results: Latest election trends 
BJD: 59,298
BJP: 34,132
Congress: 2,980
Others: 929

 

28 February 2018, 11:39 AM

Odisha's Bijepur bypoll results: Latest election trends 
BJD: 54,195
BJP: 31,366
Congress: 2,788
Others: 849

28 February 2018, 11:23 AM

Odisha's Bijepur bypoll results: Latest election trends 
BJD: 50,095
BJP: 29,304
Congress: 2,643
Others: 798

28 February 2018, 11:18 AM

Tenth round of counting going on

28 February 2018, 11:14 AM

Odisha's Bijepur bypoll results election trends: After right rounds of counting, BJD is leading with 45044 votes. BJP received 25,988 votes, Congress - 2,263 and Others - 723. 

 

28 February 2018, 11:05 AM

BDP leading Odisha bypolls with such huge margins. 

28 February 2018, 11:04 AM

Odisha's Bijepur bypoll results: Latest election trends 
BJD: 38,814
BJP: 23,748
Congress: 2,083
Others: 667

28 February 2018, 11:02 AM

Odisha's Bijepur bypoll results: Latest election trends

After 7 rounds of counting, BJD received 38,814 votes, BJP - 23739 votes and Congress - 2,083 votes. 

28 February 2018, 10:56 AM

In her affidavit to the Election Commission, BJD candidate Rita Sahu declared a total movable assets of  Rs 46.35 lakhs and immovable assets of Rs 26.5 lakhs.

28 February 2018, 10:50 AM

The seventh round of counting currently going on.

 

28 February 2018, 10:45 AM

Odisha's Bijepur bypoll results: Latest election trends 
BJD: 33,377
BJP: 20,578
Congress: 1,877

28 February 2018, 10:24 AM

After five rounds of counting, BDP is leading

28 February 2018, 10:21 AM

Odisha's Bijepur bypoll results: Latest election trends 
BJD: 28621
BJP: 16627
Congress: 1762
Others:

 

28 February 2018, 10:13 AM

Odisha's Bijepur bypoll results: Latest election trends 
BJD: 23054
BJP: 14175
Congress: 1425
Others:

 

28 February 2018, 10:07 AM

Fourth round of counting over. BJD's Rita Sahu still leading. 

28 February 2018, 10:01 AM

Odisha's Bijepur bypoll results: Latest election trends 
BJD: 17387
BJP: 9800
Congress: 948
Others:

 

28 February 2018, 09:56 AM

Odisha's Bijepur bypoll results: Latest election trends 
BJD: 11676
BJP: 5910
Congress: 638 
Others:

28 February 2018, 09:53 AM

28 February 2018, 09:48 AM

Odisha's Bijepur bypoll results: Latest election trends 
BJD: 11667
BJP: 5910
Congress: 638 
Others:

28 February 2018, 09:40 AM

NOTA or None of the above has received more than 100 votes. 

28 February 2018, 09:29 AM

Odisha's Bijepur bypoll results: Latest election trends 
BJD: 11601
BJP: 5838
Congress: 638 
Others:

 

28 February 2018, 09:28 AM

Vote count for Bijepur Bye-election 2018 is underway. At present, BJD candidate is leading 1,1601 votes whereas, BJP’s Ashok Panigarhi received 5,838 votes and Congress’s Pranaya Sahu is trailing behind with 638 votes.

28 February 2018, 09:22 AM

Odisha's Bijepur bypoll results: Latest election trends 
BJD: 11601
BJP: 5838
Congress: 315
Others:

28 February 2018, 09:18 AM

Odisha's Bijepur bypoll results: Latest election trends 

BJD: 5675

BJP: 2769

Congress: 315

Others:

28 February 2018, 09:17 AM

 Congress' Pranaya Sahu opens account, gets 315 votes 

28 February 2018, 09:11 AM

Odisha's Bijepur bypoll results: Early election trends 

BJD: 11601
BJP: 5838
Congress: 0
Others:

28 February 2018, 09:07 AM

Latest election trends 

BJD: 6001

BJP: 3141

Congress: 

Others:

28 February 2018, 09:02 AM

A total of 21 rounds of counting will be held. Trends should be judged after 18 rounds: Political experts to Zee

28 February 2018, 08:54 AM

Bijepur bypolls Early election trends

BJD: 5681

BJP: 2697

Congress: 

Others:

28 February 2018, 08:49 AM

BJD candidate Rita Sahu leading by 2,986 votes. BJP's Ashok Panigrahi trails behind after completion of first round counting

28 February 2018, 08:42 AM

BJD leading by over 3,000 votes in Bijepur

28 February 2018, 08:21 AM

Among those contesting is Rita Sahu, wife of Congressman Subal Sahu who's death necessitated the bypoll. Rita Sahu is fighting on BJD ticket. The party has been been trying to claim the seat since last three terms. 

28 February 2018, 08:19 AM

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

 

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