A day after the Leader of Opposition (LoP) Jaynarayan Mishra claimed that some Congress leaders had struck a deal with the BJD in the Padampur bypoll, senior Congress MLA Suresh Routray supported the opposition leaders claim. Suresh Routray said that the Leader of the Opposition has said nothing wrong.
OPCC president Sarat Pattanayak rubbished the deal allegation and termed it baseless.
The State Congress spokesperson, Sudarshan Das said, “We urge those leaders, who are spewing venom against the party, to refrain from making such comments in the media and outside if they have faith in the ideologies of the party.”
Dharmendra Pradhan said he believes that the people of Odisha have immense faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the development of the State.
Some of the experts are also of the opinion that the fight will be mainly between BJD and BJP in the coming days as the Congress vote bank base is gradually waning.
The poor show of Congress is not limited to Padampur bypoll only. Rather, the deposits of several Congress candidates have been forfeited in the past several elections in the state.
BJP said, all the Congress votes went to the BJD and they had an arrangement between them.
As BJD candidate and late Bijay Ranjan Singh Bariha’s daughter Barsha Singh Bariha defeated BJP’s Pradip Purohit with a margin of over 42,000 votes, the BJP went into introspection mode to ponder upon the causes behind their defeat.
As per experts, some crucial decisions by the ruling party helped them turn the tables in their favour.
A total of 10 candidates were contesting the Padampur byelection battle. The counting of votes had started at around 8 am and BJD candidate Barsha managed to secure a healthy lead in most of the rounds.
Counting for the bypoll to Padampur Assembly constituency in Odisha's Bargarh district started today at 8 am. There will be 23 rounds of counting for
With trends showing BJD candidate Barsha Singh Bariha strengthening lead, the BJP MP said, “ Whatever mandate comes in Padampur byelection, we will accept it
There will be 23 rounds of counting for the bypoll.
As per Purohit, EVM numbers are not matching at eleven booths.
There will be 23 rounds of counting for the by-poll. So, the counting process will continue for a longer time, he said.
Padampur by-election is being keenly watched by everyone as its result in favour of the saffron party will push the BJD into a state of self-introspection going into the 2024 elections.
The voting for the crucial bypoll to Padampur assembly constituency in Bargarh district began today amid tight security. Polling will continue till 4 pm.
The fate of the candidates which is locked in EVM machines will be revealed on December 8, 2022. In the meantime, political parties have started speculations about who is going to be victorious and grab the democratic throne of the Padampur constituency.
While the polling was going on smoothly, the allegation of the BJD distributing money among the voters was reported from Bageijuri village.
The EVMs were found defunct during mock polls and voting in four booths. However, they were fixed/replaced immediately.