Bijepur by-poll: Election campaign to end today

Bargarh: Campaigning for the February 24 by-poll to the Bijepur assembly seat will end this evening.

The political campaign will end by 5 pm and the as per the Election Commission guidelines there will be no campaign related activities afterwards to ensure free and neutral election.

The campaign witnessed the top leaders of various parties, including Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik, BJP leader and Union Ministers Jual Oram, Dharmendra Pradhan, Smriti Irani and Congress State unit president Prasad Harichandan reaching out to voters with hectic campaign schedules seeking votes in favour of their respective candidates.

All parties are keen to make a mark in the election as it is being considered as a semifinal before the State goes for general election in 2019.

The death of Subal Sahu of Congress in August last year necessitated the by poll.

While Subal's wife Rita Sahu is the BJD candidate for the by-election, Congress has fielded Pranay Sahu. BJP has fielded Ashok Pangrahi for the ensuing by-election.

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