Bhubaneswar: BJD’s Rita Sahu Secures Landslide Victory With A Record Margin Of Nearly 1 Lakh Votes .
A hat-trick win is what we were expecting & people of Bijepur have bestowed us with the same says BJD candidate Rita Sahu after a landslide victory in Bijepur Bypoll .
It was the third polling in two years to elect an MLA from Bijepur. The segment had witnessed a by-poll in February 2018 necessitated due to death of then sitting MLA Subal Sahu in August 2017 followed by the assembly election in April this year. The current bypoll was required after the CM vacated the seat. Naveen, who was elected from Bijepur and Hinjili, has retained the latter.
The by-election to the politically-sensitive seat in Bargarh district was necessitated after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who had won from two seats in the Assembly polls held in April, resigned from Bijepur and retained his Hinjili seat in Ganjam district.