Odisha: Pipili bypoll date ANNOUNCED

Bhubaneswar: The long-pending bypoll to Pipili Assembly Constituency in Odisha will be held on September 30, announced the Election Commission of India today.

As per the notification, the vote counting will take place on October 3.

The gazette notification in this regard will be released on September 6.

The last date of filing nomination papers has been scheduled on September 13. The nominations will be scrutinized on September 14. The candidatures can be withdrawn on September 16.

Besides, the EC has decided to hold the bye-elections to Bhabanipur, Samserganj and Jangipur Assembly Constituencies in West Bengal on Sept 30.

The bye-election was deferred till indefinite period due to second wave of Covid pandemic.

Earlier, the poll was postponed after demise of Congress candidate Ajit Mangaraj just three days before the election scheduled on April 17 this year.

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