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Prez son Abhijit wins Jangipur LS by-poll

PTI  Berhampore, October 13, 2012
First Published: 15:32 IST(13/10/2012) | Last Updated: 15:40 IST(13/10/2012)

Abhijit Mukherjee, son of President Pranab Mukherjee and Congress candidate on Saturday won Jangipur Lok Sabha by-poll by 2,536 votes over his nearest CPI-M rival Muzaffar Hussain in Jangipur Lok Sabha seat in West Bengal's Murshidabad district.

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Election Commission sources said at the end of ninth round of counting Mukherjee bagged 1,93,864 votes while the CPI-M nominee polled 1,87,323 votes.

There will be a total 16 rounds of counting.

The by-election was held on October 10 as the seat had been left vacant after Pranab Mukherjee was elevated to the highest office of the country.


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