Odisha Bypolls: Nomination Deadline Ends Today
Balasore/Jagatsinghpur: The deadline to file nomination papers for the forthcoming bypolls to Tirtol and Balasore Sadar Assembly constituencies in the State is all set to end today.
BJD candidate Bijay Shankar Das will reportedly file nominations for Tirtol (SC) Assembly by-elections today. His opposition candidates, BJP’s Rajkishore Behera and Congress’ Himansu Bhusan Mallick have already nominated their names for the polls.
Congress candidate Mamata Kundu and Biju Janata Dal’s Swarup Das filed their nominations for the upcoming by-election to the Balasore Sadar Assembly constituency while BJP’s Manas Kumar Dutta had filed his nominations on October 14.
Meanwhile, the three major political parties in the State- BJD, BJP and Congress have intensified their campaigns in the poll-bound constituencies to woo voters.
The leaders of the three political parties have intensified door-to-door campaigns and putting all their efforts to gather maximum votes to their pockets.
“I have been visiting panchayats and addressing various issues of the people. The main issues of Balasore Sadar are rising crime against women, lack of industrialization, degrading condition of river bank embankments which often leads to flood in the region. I hope people will vote me to power so that I can solve the problems,” said Congress candidate for Tirtol, Himansu Bhusan Mallick.
Worth mentioning, the scrutiny of nomination papers for the by-polls will be done on October 17 while the last date for withdrawal of candidature is October 19.
Polling will be held between 7 AM to 6 PM on November 3 and the counting of votes will be held on November 10, the Election Commission (EC) had earlier informed.
It is pertinent to mention that the by-polls to the Balasore and Tirtol Assembly constituencies were necessitated following the demise of sitting BJP MLA Madan Mohan Dutta ( Balasore) and sitting BJD legislator Bishnu Das (Tritol).
(Edited By Suryakant Jena)