Chandigarh, May 31: The ruling Congress clinched Punjab’s Shahkot Assembly seat byelection on Thursday.
Congress candidate Hardev Singh Ladi Sherowalia surpassed Shiromani Akali Dal rival Naib Singh Kohar for successful triumph.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Rattan Singh was far behind.
The seat fell vacant following the demise of sitting Akali Dal legislator Ajit Singh Kohar in February.
Kohar, a former minister, was elected five times from this seat. His son Naib Singh Kohar was fielded by the Akali Dal. There were 12 candidates in the fray this time.
A total of 76 percent voting was reported on May 28.
Punjab has a Congress government since March 2017.