Bhubaneswar: Ruling BJD’s Swarup Kumar Das has emerged victorious in the by-election to Balasore assembly constituency on Tuesday.
Das defeated BJP candidate Manas Kumar Dutta by a vote margin of 13,351 votes, informed Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sushil Kumar Lohani.
Swarup Das won the by-poll by securing 84,097 votes while his near rival Dutta got 70,746 votes.
Similarly, Congress’ female candidate Mamata Kundu managed to secure only 4,983 votes.
The bypoll was held on November 3.
BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated his party’s candidates for their victories in the by-polls to Tirtol and Balasore assembly constituencies.