CPI(M) wins Tripura Assembly bypoll

CPI-M candidate Prabhat Chowdhury trounced his nearest INC candidate Mailafru Mog by 15,971 votes in the Manu (ST) Assembly constituency of Tripura.

PTI| Updated: Sep 16, 2014, 10:27 AM IST

Agartala: CPI-M candidate Prabhat Chowdhury trounced his nearest INC candidate Mailafru Mog by 15,971 votes in the Manu (ST) Assembly constituency of Tripura.

While CPI-M candidate secured 21,759 votes, the INC aspirant secured 5,788 votes, Joint Chief Electoral Officer Debasish Modak said.

The constituency fell vacant after former industries and commerce minister Jitendra Chowdhury was elected to the Lok Sabha.