Bhubaneswar, Feb 28: The counting of votes for Odisha Assembly Bye-Election 2018 began at 8 AM today. Bijepur Bye-Election 2018 Result will be declared by Wednesday evening. The voting for Bijepur Assembly Bypoll 2018 was held on February 24 and a total of 72 per cent voter turnout was recorded. The trends are expected to be out by noon. The seat is all set to see a tough contest between the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Stay tuned with India.com for Live Updates on Bijepur Assembly bye-election 2018 result.
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According to reports, the counting process is expected to be completed after 21 rounds. For counting of votes for Bijepur Assembly Bye-election 2018, a total of 14 tables have been kept in place. (Live updates on Madhya Pradesh, Odisha Bye-Election 2018 Results)
In a bid to prevent any untoward incident, a company of CRPF has been deployed in the region. The EVM have been kept under tight vigil at a college in Padampur.
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A total of 13 candidates are in the fray for Bijepur Assembly seat. Bypoll to Bijepur was necessitated following the death of Congress MLA Subal Sahu.
For Bijepur Assembly Bye-Election 2018, the BJD has fielded Rita Sahu, the wife of Subal Sahu. On the other hand, the Congress has fielded Pranay Sahu from the seat with an aim to claim its stake in Bijepur.