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Rajasthan municipal by-polls: BJP bags 3 seats, Cong 2

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) bagged three seats and the Congress won two in the results announced for the municipal by-elections to five seats in Rajasthan

jaipur Updated: Oct 06, 2017 19:50 IST
HT Correspondent
A boy wearing paper goggles featuring the Bharatiya Janata Party’s symbol.
A boy wearing paper goggles featuring the Bharatiya Janata Party’s symbol.(Representative picture/Reuters Photo. )

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) bagged three seats and the Congress won two in the results announced for the municipal by-elections to five seats in Rajasthan on Friday.

In ward 76 of the Jaipur Municipal Corporation, Congress candidate Iqramuddin won by a margin of 5,191 votes defeating his nearest rival Ashok Kumar Agrawal of BJP. Iqramuddin secured 7,531 votes. Only 39.8% votes were polled in the elections held on October 4.

The Congress also won in Malpura municipality in Tonk district with its candidate Manisha Jain winning by a narrow margin of 24 votes. In a low voter turnout, Jain polled 220 votes against 196 polled by the BJP candidate, Rinku.

The BJP candidates won in Toda Bhim (Karauli), Losal (Sikar) and Khulada Falna Station (Pali) municipalities. The voter turnout was low in all the three municipalities and the BJP candidates won by narrow margins. In Toda Bhim, BJP candidate Raveena defeated Congress candidate Krishna Kumar Meena by a margin of 77 votes. In Losal, BJP candidate Madal Lal defeated Congress candidate Santosh Kumar by 117 votes, while in Kudala Falna Station, BJP candidate Devendra Singh defeated Congress candidate Suresh Kumar by 145 votes.