Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik has congratulated his party candidate Barsha Singh Bariha for her victory in the Padampur bypoll.
Patnaik spoke to Barsha Singh Bariha over the telephone and congratulated her for the spectacular win in the Padampur bypoll.
Barsha Singh Bariha of the BJD defeated her nearest rival, Pradip Purohit of the BJP by a margin of 42,679 votes.
While Bariha got 1,20,807 votes, Purohit bagged 78,128 votes. Congress party candidate Satya Bhushan Sahu received 3,594 votes.