Bhubaneswar: The Election Commission again changed the date of forthcoming bypoll to Pipili Assembly Constituency in Odisha.
As per the revised date, the bypoll will be held on May 16 instead of May 13. The counting of votes is rescheduled to May 19, informed Odisha CEO Sushil Lohani today.
Campaign for the bypoll will end by evening of May 13.
The date was rescheduled again in view of holiday for Eid celebration, source said.
The bye-election to Pipili Assembly seat was scheduled on April 17. However, the date was deferred to May 13 following demise of Congress candidate Ajit Mangaraj, who succumbed to COVID-19 on April 14.
The Pipili Assembly seat is lying vacant since October last year after death of BJD leader Pradeep Maharathy.