BJP candidate is new Tehri Municipal Corporation chairman

BJP candidate Umesh Charan Gusai has been elected as the new chairman of Tehri Garhwal Municipal Corporation, official sources said on Saturday.

Last Updated: Apr 09, 2011, 16:21 PM IST

Dehra Dun: BJP candidate Umesh Charan Gusai has been elected as the new chairman of Tehri Garhwal Municipal Corporation, official sources said on Saturday.
Gusai defeated his Congress rival Gopal Chamoli by 1,022 votes in the bypolls held on April 6. With this he has become the first BJP candidate to win this seat, they said.

The post of the chairman was left vacant after the death of Rakesh Somwal.

Gusai got 3,462 votes as against Chamoli`s 2,440 votes, they said.

Hailing the victory, BJP spokesperson Mukesh Mahindra said the party has won because of the development work done by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.

He said the victory also shows the working style of the government in the state.

PTI