Bijepur by-poll: BJD doubts Election Commission

Bhubaneswar: The reputation of the Election Commission of India came for intense questioning with the ruling BJD in Odisha doubting its role in connection with the ensuing by-poll for the Bijepur Assembly by-poll.

Senior BJD leader and Labour Minister Sushant Singh on Sunday said that there is a public perception that the ECI is delaying in announcing the schedule for the Bijepur by-poll due to the pressure from the BJP led Government at the Centre.
'People across Odisha have now started believing that the Election Commission is delaying in announcing the schedule for the Bijepur by-poll due to pressure from Centre,' Singh told reporters.

Maintaining that the saffron party believes that they will win the poll if they delay the by-poll, Singh asserted that the regional party will capture the seat.
On the other hand, BJP spokesperson Sajjan Sharma termed the allegations of the Minister as vague.

The by-poll for Bijepur Assembly seat was necessitated after the death of sitting Congress MLA Subal Sahu on August 22. Sahu's wife Ritarani is the BJD nominee for the by-poll. Both BJP and Congress are yet to name their candidates.

election 2018: Congress set to sweep Chhattisgarh, ahead in Rajasthan;saw in MP

The Congress is looking at its strongest finish in state elections in recent times, set to sweep Chhattisgarh, ahead in Rajasthan as it flirts with th...

Rahul Gandhi first win against Modi-Shah duo as Congress leads in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh

The Congress party is taking a clear lead in Rajasthan with the election trends showing the party ahead in more than 108 seats while the BJP trailing ...

Congress Takes Lead In Madhya Pradesh, Ruling BJP Plays Catch Up

 NEW DELHI: The Congress was narrowly ahead of the ruling BJP in a close fight in Madhya Pradesh, where Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is s...

Rajasthan Assembly Elections: Campaigning ends today; Amit Shah to hold roadshow in Ajmer

 nThe campaigning for the much awaited Rajasthan assembly elections has reached the final stage where the polling will be held on Friday across 1...