India, Sept. 4 -- The long-pending bypoll to Pipili assembly constituency in Odisha's Puri district will be held on September 30 along with those in Samserganj, Jangipur and Bhabanipur in West Bengal, the Election Commission of India announced on Saturday

The results of the bypoll will be announced on October 3.

Bypoll to the picturesque assembly constituency was necessitated after its sitting BJD MLA Pradip Maharathy succumbed to Covid-19 in October 2020. The bypoll scheduled on April 17 had to be postponed after the demise of Congress candidate Ajit Mangaraj just three days before the election was to happen.

The bypoll was again rescheduled to May 16 after Congress fielded Bishwokeshan Harichandan Mohapatra as their candidate. Howeve...