Jharkhand: BJP-backed AJSU candidate Sunita Choudhary wins Ramgarh bypoll | India News


RAMGARH: AJSU Party candidate Sunita Choudhary won the bypoll to Jharkhand‘s Ramgarh seat on Thursday, defeating UPA-backed Congress‘s Bajrang Mahto by a margin of 21,970 votes, the Election Commission said.
The AJSU Party, which tied up with the BJP for the bypoll, secured 1,15,669 votes, while the Congress, an ally of the ruling JMM-led coalition, bagged 93,699 votes after the completion of counting, it said.
Counting of votes for the Ramgarh assembly byelection began at 8 am.
A voter turnout of over 67.96 per cent was recorded in the bypoll, which was held on February 27.
Though 18 candidates, including 14 Independents, were in the fray, the contest was mainly between the Congress and the AJSU Party.
The byelection was necessitated due to the disqualification of Congress legislator Mamta Devi, following her conviction in a criminal case.


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