Samajwadi Party nominee and son of former Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar, Neeraj Shekhar on Wednesday won the prestigious Ballia Lok Sabha by-election by a margin of over 1,30,000 votes over his nearest rival BSP's Vinay Shankar Tewari.
Neeraj Shekhar polled over 2,95,000 votes while Tewari polled over 1,64,000 votes. BJP's Virendra Singh and Congress' Rajiv Upadhya polled over 22,000 and over 10,000 votes respectively losing their deposits. Polling for the seat was held on December 29. The seat was vacated following the death of Chandra Shekhar last year.