Congress wins Ramgarh by-election, touches 100 tally in Rajasthan


Jaipur, Jan 31: The Congress on Thursday won the Ramgarh Assembly seat in Rajasthan with a margin of 12,228 votes as its candidate Shafia Zuber won 83,311 votes. With the victory, the Congress party has got 100 seats in the assembly.

BJP’s Sukhwant Singh garnered 71083 votes. Jagat Singh of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) finished third with 24,856 votes.

Counting of votes was held at the Babu Shobharam Government Arts College in Alwar amid tight security, said Ramgarh Returning Officer Pankaj Sharma.

The election on this seat was scheduled on December 7 along with the rest of Rajasthan Assembly seats but was postponed after BSP candidate Laxman Singh died due to cardiac arrest.

Eventually, polling was held on January 28 and high voter turnout was reported.

There are 20 candidates in the fray but the main contest involved Shafia Khan, Sukhwant Singh and Jagat Singh.

The Congress aimed to win the seat to hit a century mark in the 200-member House. This win will limit its dependency on anti-BJP parties.

For a simple majority on its own, the party needs 101 seats.


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