Odisha Padampur By-poll: 75.89% Voting Recorded till 5 p.m.

Bhubaneswar: The by-election to the Padampur Assembly constituency in Odisha’s Bargarh district recorded a 75.89 per cent voter turnout till 5 p.m., office of the state’s Chief Electoral Officer informed on Monday.

Voting in the Assembly segment began from 7 a.m. at 319 polling stations under tight security.

There are 10 candidates in the fray for the bypoll.

The ruling BJD has fielded Barsha Singh Bariha, the daughter of Bijay Ranjan Singh Bariha whose death necessitated the by-election.

Opposition BJP and Congress have nominated former MLAs Pradip Purohit and Satya Bhusan Sahu, respectively.

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