23 September 2019
Bhubaneswar: The Home (Elections) department of the Odisha government on Monday published a notification in an extraordinary issue of ‘The Odisha Gazette’ for holding of bye-election for the Bijepur Assembly Constituency.
The notification has been issued for the purpose of general information, it said.
The notification published in ‘The Odisha Gazette’ reads, “…. (A) Calls upon the the said 2-Bijepur Assembly Contituency in the State of Odisha to elect, before the 27th October, 2019 (Sunday) and in accordance with the provisions of the said act and of the rules and orders made thereunder, a person for the purpose of filling the said vacancy in the Legislative Assembly of the State; and (B) Appoints, with respect the said election:
a) the 30th September, 201 9 (Monday), as the last date for making nominations;
b) the 1st October, 2019 (Tuesday), as the date of scrutiny of nominations;
c) the 3rd October, 2019 (Thursday), as the last date for withdrawal of candidatures;
d) the 21st October, 2019 (Monday), as the date on which a poll shall, if necessary, betaken; and
e) the 27th October, 2019 (Sunday). as the date before which the election shall be completed ; and
(C) Fixes the hours from 07 .00 AM to 05.00 PM, as the hours during which the poll shall, if necessary, be taken on the date specified above for the bye-election.”
Notably, Election Commission of India (ECI) on Saturday had announced October 21 as the date for holding of bye-election to the Bijepur Assembly constituency.