Congress defeats BJP in Rajinder Nagar constituency | delhi | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Apr 30, 2017-Sunday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

Congress defeats BJP in Rajinder Nagar constituency

The Congress bagged one more seat in the Delhi assembly when it won the Rajinder Nagar assembly by-election from the Bharatiya Janata Party that had fielded the widow of its late leader Puran Chand Yogi.

delhi Updated: Dec 15, 2008 13:47 IST

The Congress on Monday bagged one more seat in the Delhi assembly when it won the Rajinder Nagar assembly by-election from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that had fielded the widow of its late leader Puran Chand Yogi.

Polling in the constituency had been postponed to December 13 after Yogi, who had represented Rajinder Nagar in the Delhi assembly, committed suicide in the run-up to the elections.

According to figures with the chief electoral office, Congress' Bhagwan Das defeated BJP's Asha Yogi by 5,406 votes. While Das got 29,394 votes, Yogi's widow managed 23,988. Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate Trilok Chand Sharma was third with 15,871 votes.

The Congress now has 43 seats in the 70-member assembly while the BJP has 23.

Is Your Couch Making You Cough?
Promotional Feature