Nitish Kumar thanks voters for Daraunda bypoll win

Bihar CM thanked the people of Daraunda for reposing faith in ruling JD(U) in the bypoll.

Last Updated: Oct 17, 2011, 22:03 PM IST

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar
on Monday thanked the people of Daraunda for reposing faith in
ruling JD(U) in the bypoll to the seat.

JD(U) candidate Kavita Singh defeated her nearest RJD
rival Parmeshwar Singh by 20,092 votes.

There were attempts to mislead the voters on many
grounds, but the people have given a befitting reply, Kumar
said.

RJD MP and secretary general Ramkripal Yadav said despite
defeat its vote share had increased.

Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee president Choudhary
Mehboob Ali Kaiser said he would review the reason for the
defeat of its candidate Kalika Sharan Singh.

State Youth Congress chief Lallan Kumar remarked had the
party accepted the suggestions of former MP Ranjit Ranjan,
Congress would have fared well in the bypoll.

The by-election was necessitated after the Daraunda
Assembly seat fell vacant due to the death of sitting JD(U)
MLA Jagmato Devi in June.

PTI