Jharsuguda By-Poll on May 10

Bhubaneswar: The Election Commission Wednesday announced the date for the by-election to the Jharsuguda Assembly constituency in Odisha, which fell vacant following the death of Health Minister Naba Kishore Das.

The by-poll will be held on May 10 and the counting of votes will be undertaken on May 13, Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar announced on Wednesday.

The by-election was necessitated following the untimely death of Jharsuguda MLA Naba Kishore Das by a former assistant sub-inspector of police at Brajarajnagar in Jharsuguda on January 29. The minister had gone to his home constituency to attend a programme when he was shot down by the ASI, Gopal Das.

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