Bargarh: The counting of votes for the Bijepur by-poll was held today. The process concluded after 21 rounds of counting on 14 tables.
Here are the latest updates:
* Tally after 21st round counting– BJD’s Rita Sahu (102871 votes), BJP‘s Ashok Panigrahi (60938 votes), Congress‘ Pranaya Sahu (10274 votes)
* Rita Sahu won by 41933 votes.
The by-poll was held on February 24. It was necessitated following the death of Congress MLA Subal Sahu, husband of Rita Sahu, in August, 2017.