Padampur By-poll: 80.5% Voting Recorded till 6 p.m.

Bhubaneswar: The by-election to the Padampur Assembly constituency in Odisha’s Bargarh district recorded a 80.5 per cent voter turnout till 6 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 by-poll.

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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