BJD Candidate Barsha Singh Bariha wins Padampur Bypoll

TNI Bureau: BJD Candidate Barsha Singh Bariha set a record in Padampur’s election history as she won the bypoll by a margin of 42,679 votes. BJP Candidate Pradip Purohit had to end up on the losing side.

Congress Candidate and 3-time MLA Satya Bhusan Sahu, who got 32,787 votes in 2019, could manage to get just 3594 votes and lost his deposit for the first time.

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Barsha polled 120,807 votes while Pradip Purohit got 78,128 votes.

It’s a big setback for Pradip Purohit who lost the 2019 polls by just 5734 votes, but proved to be a no match BJD’s massive micro-level election management in 2022 and lost to a political novice.

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