Insight Bureau: The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) registered a thumping victory in Brajarajnagar Bypolls.
The Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) scored a historic win with a huge victory margin of 66,122 votes.
While BJD candidate Alaka Mohanty secured 93,953 votes after 20 round of counting, Congress’ Kishore Patel climbed to second spot with 27,831 votes followed by BJP’s Radharani Panda with 22,630 votes.
Former Brajrajnagar MLA Radharani Panda was elected to the Odisha Legislative Assembly from the constituency in the 2014 polls.
Panda had won the seat by defeating BJD candidate Anup Kumar Sai by 6,790 votes.
She, however, lost to BJD’s Kishore Mohanty by a margin of 11,634 votes during the 2019 Assembly polls.