BJP wins by-election in Chhattisgarh

Last Updated: Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 12:20

Raipur: Chhattisgarh`s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday won the Sanjari Balod assembly seat defeating the Congress after 14 rounds of counting.

BJP`s Kumari Bai Sahu defeated her nearest rival Mohan Patel of Congress by nearly 9,500 votes. A total of 15 candidates were in the fray for the election held on Feb 14.

The by-election was necessitated as Sahu`s husband, BJP legislator Madanlal Sahu, died following cardiac arrest in August last year.
With the Sajari Balod victory, the tally of the BJP in the 90-member state assembly has risen to 49, the opposition Congress has 39 members and the Bahujan Samaj Party two.

IANS



First Published: Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 12:20

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