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Except BJP, all defeated candidates lose their deposits in Kairana bypoll

Joint opposition candidate Rashtriya Lok Dal’s Tabassum Hasan won the Kairana Lok Sabha seat defeating BJP’s Mriganka Singh by a margin of 44,618 votes.

india Updated: Jun 01, 2018 18:43 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Muzaffarnagar
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Supporters of Rashtriya Lok Dal candidate Tabassum Hasan outside a counting centre after winning the Kairana Lok Sabha by-elections in Kairana on May 3 1, 2018.(PTI Photo)

Except BJP candidate, all others who were defeated in the Kariana Lok Sabha bypoll have lost their deposits, a senior official said on Friday.

According to the additional district magistrate /additional elections officer KB Singh, except BJP all the other 10 candidates lost their deposits as they failed to get more than one-sixth of the total votes polled in the constituency.

In all, there were 12 candidates in the fray.

Uttar Pradesh’s ruling BJP on Thursday suffered a stunning electoral upset with the joint opposition candidate Rashtriya Lok Dal’s Tabassum Hasan winning the Kairana seat, trouncing the saffron party’s Mriganka Singh by a margin of 44,618 votes.

Tabassum polled 4,81,182 votes, while Mriganka got 4,36,564 votes, the election office here said.

The death of Singh’s father, BJP MP Hukum Singh, had necessitated the bypoll.

First Published: Jun 01, 2018 18:43 IST