Congress wins Orissa Assembly by-election
The by-poll was necessitated by the death of Congress legislator and former minister Gajadhar Majhi.india Updated: Nov 02, 2006 13:12 IST
Congress' Prafulla Majhi on Thursday won the by-election to the Orissa Assembly constituency of Talsara defeating the ruling Biju Janata Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party coalition candidate by over 2,000 votes.
The election was held on Oct 29.
The by-poll was necessitated by the death of Congress legislator and former minister Gajadhar Majhi, who was elected to the Lok Sabha in 1971 on a Congress ticket. He had won from Talsara, in Sundergarh district, five times since 1980.