Puri, Apr 3: As many as 10 candidates remain in the fray for the ensuing by-poll for the Pipili assembly constituency in Odisha, informed the State Election Commission on Saturday.
The last date for withdrawal of nomination for the by-poll ended this evening.
Chief Electoral Officer, Odisha, Sushil Kumar Lohani said that as many as 15 candidates had filed nomination papers out of which nominations of three candidates were rejected during the scrutiny while two candidates withdrew their nomination papers.
The polling for the by-election is scheduled to be held on April 17 and votes will be counted on May 2.
The by-poll was necessitated for the Pipli assembly segment due to the demise of BJD MLA Pradeep Maharathy in October 2020.