Notification for Bijepur bypoll out

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Bhubaneswar: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday issued notification for the by-poll to Bijepur Assembly Constituency in Odisha.

The ECI on Saturday announced that by-poll to Bijepur Assembly Constituency will be held on October 21.

The last date for filing nomination papers is September 30, while scrutiny of nomination papers will be held on October 1. Counting of votes will be held on October 24.

Announcing the by-poll schedule for the Bijepur seat, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Surendra Kumar said the model code of conduct has come into force in Bargarh district.

Reportedly, 2,32,005 voters are eligible to cast their votes in 285 polling booths.

Notably, the Bijepur Assembly seat is lying vacant after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik vacated the seat on June 2.

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