Bargarh: Biju Janata Dal or BJD candidate Ritu Sahu won the Bijepur Assembly elections, securing more than 1 lakh votes. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress trailed.
The seat witnessed 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.
A total of 21 rounds of counting was held.
The bypolls to Bijepur Assembly constituency were necessitated following the death of Congress MLA Subal Sahu.