BJD wins Brajarajnagar assembly by-election

Bhubaneswar: Ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Friday registered a landslide victory in the Brajrajnagar Assembly by-poll with a margin of over 66,225 votes.

Alaka Mohanty, wife of BJD’s former MLA late Kishore Mohanty, won the seat by securing a total of 93,790 votes.

Congress bagged the second position by securing 27,565 votes. Opposition BJP managed to get total 22,316 votes in the bye-election.

BJD president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said the victory of BJD candidate in Brajarajnagar by-election has further strengthened the commitment to service.

“This victory has further strengthened our commitment to service,” tweeted the Chief Minister.