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Congress retains Tekkali assembly seat in Andhra

Andhra Pradesh's ruling Congress today retained the Tekkali assembly seat in Srikakulam district in the by-elections held last week.

india Updated: Sep 14, 2009 15:58 IST

Andhra Pradesh's ruling Congress on Monday retained the Tekkali assembly seat in Srikakulam district in the by-elections held last week.

K Bharati won the by-election, defeating Atchan Naidu of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) by over 7,000 votes.

The by-elections, held on September 10, was necessitated by the death of Bharati's husband K Revatipathi.

Revatipathi, who was elected in the April 16 election, died of a cardiac arrest June 2, a day before he was to take oath as legislator.