Bhubaneswar: The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) on Saturday announced a fresh date for the by-election to Pipili Assembly constituency in Puri district.
The office of CEO Sushil Kumar Lohani announced that the by-election will be held on May 13 and counting of votes on May 16. The bypoll was postponed following the death of Congress candidate Ajit Mangaraj due to COVID-19 on April 14. It was scheduled on April 17.
Only the Congress candidate will be allowed to file nomination papers for the bypoll. The last date for filing nominations is April 26 while April 27 is the date of scrutiny of nominations. The last date for withdrawal of nominations is April 29.