Bijepur by-poll date likely after Jan 20

Dates declared for by-polls to Balasore, Tirtol assembly seats

Bhubaneswar: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday announced the schedule for holding by-elections to two assembly constituencies in Odisha- Balasore and Tirtol.

The polling will be held on November 3.

The counting of votes will take place on November 10, the ECI said.

The last date for nomination is October 16. The last date of withdrawal of candidature is October 19.

The by-polls were necessitated to the two Assembly seats following the demise of sitting MLAs Madan Mohan Dutta (Balasore) and Bishnu Charan Das (Tirtol).