The BJP’s candidate Suryavanshi Suraj polled 80351 votes followed by BJD’s choice Abanti Das 70470. From the very first round of the counting, Suraj continued to lead.
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BJP Candidate Suryavanshi Suraj Says Will Continue Work For Dhamnagar Development Irrespective Of Results.
Even as five candidates are in the fray, a neck-and-neck contest among three candidates is expected. These candidates are Suryavanshi Suraj of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Abanti Das of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and Rajendra Das, an independent candidate.
The fate of the candidates sealed in the EVM machines will be revealed tomorrow as the counting is all set to start from 8 am on Sunday.
Bhadrak district Superintendent of Police Charan Singh visited sensitive booths on Wednesday and reviewed security arrangements.
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Today, the polling party(s) will go to 247 polling booths while the remainder will go to five pink booths on Wednesday.
State Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sushil Lohani visited Basudevpur to inspect the preparations for the upcoming by-elections.
Odisha BJP President Samir Mohanty along with three union ministers- Dharmendra Pradhan, Ashwini Vaishnaw, and Bisweswar Tudu has been listed as the star campaigner.
Political climate has heated up with Dhamnagar legislator and BJD leader Rajendra Das on Friday filed his nomination as an independent candidate for the by-election Putting all speculations to rest, Das has filed his nomination as an independent candidate for the Dhamnagar by-election.
Registering their dissatisfaction over Rajendra Das being sidelined, the former legislator’s supporters urged him to contest independently.
The voting will be conducted on November 3 while the counting of votes and announcement of results will be done on November 6
The by-poll has been necessitated by the demise of sitting BJP MLA Bishnu Charan Sethi.
For the first time, late legislator Bishnu Sethi was elected to the Odisha Legislative Assembly from Chandbali constituency in 2000. In 2006, he was made the chairman of Odisha State Cashew Development Corporation. In 2019, he was again elected to the Assembly from Dhamnagar seat.