Baripada: Voting for by-poll to zone no. 32 of Bijatala Zilla Parishad in Odisha’s
The polling was held at 82 booths in five panchayats– Bijatala, Mundathakura, Banakati, Raihari and Luhasila– amid tight security and deployment of police.
A total of 23,119 voters of the five panchayats will decide the fate of 10 candidates contesting in the by-poll. The counting of votes will be held tomorrow.
As many as seven platoons of police force and 10 patrolling parties were deployed for smooth conduct of the election process.
In 2017, BJP had won the poll to the zone while JMM and BJD stood second and third, respectively. After the death of the BJP’s winning candidate, the by-poll was necessitated.