Congress wins Assembly bypoll in Manipur

Congress candidate Elangbam Dwijamani was Monday declared elected from Hiyanglam Assembly constituency in Thoubal district of Manipur for which bypoll was held on October 17, state poll officials said.

Imphal: Congress candidate Elangbam Dwijamani was Monday declared elected from Hiyanglam Assembly constituency in Thoubal district of Manipur for which bypoll was held on October 17, state poll officials said.

Dwijamani who had once represented the constituency, defeated his nearest rival Yumnam Radheshyam of Trinamool Congress by 1,829 votes, they said.

While Dwijamani secured 9,008 votes, Trinamool Congress got 7,179 votes.

BJP nominee Maibam Dhanabir got 6,306 votes.

The other two remaining candidates, M Amutombi of Manipur People's Party got 615 votes and Th Laiba of Manipur State Congress Party secured 93 votes.

The bypoll was necessitated following the death of Maibam Dhanabir's father Maibam Kunjo of Trinamool Congress about three months ago.

Kunjo was once a Manipur Information minister.

Counting of votes which began at around 8 am concluded at around 9.30 am at the office complex of the Thoubal district deputy commissioner.

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