By Dipti Ranjan Kanungo,Bhubaneswar(Odisha/India) - Rulling Biju Janta Dal (BJD) candidate , former Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain (Raja) won Athgarh By Poll in a difference of 47,390 votes. Ranendra got 87,604 votes , while nearest contestant Suresh Mohapatra of Congress party got 40,214 votes.
It is to be mentioned here that Ranendra Pratap Swain filled nomination in tge last general election but tge Election officer rejected his nomination in a ground that he has not submitted original party ticket. Ranendra appealed in the Odisha High Court . Odisha High Court directed for fresh Poll . But Ramesh Rout , elected legislature appealed before the Supreme Court of India against direction of the Odisha High Court. At last the Supreme Court of India directed for fresh Poll and rejected election of Ramesh Rout.