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BJP candidate wins by 1 vote

india Updated: Dec 10, 2008 00:38 IST
Salil Mekaad
Salil Mekaad
Hindustan Times
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The BJP’S Neena Vikram Verma was on Tuesday declared elected from the Dhar seat in Madhya Pradesh, beating the Congress candidate by just one vote.

The thinnest margin ever in the state has sparked off a controversy with the Congress alleging foul play and planning to move the court. Congress candidate Balmukund Gautam said poll officials declared valid three postal votes, which were earlier rejected. “We found that 96 postal ballots were not in order and should have been rejected,” he said. “Instead, when I was leading by two votes, three rejected postal ballots were declared in Verma’s favour.”

In Rajasthan, state Congress chief C.P. Joshi also lost by a vote.