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Congress touches halfway mark with victory in Ramgarh poll

ALWAR/JAIPUR: Congress on Thursday controlled to improve its tally in the Rajasthan legislative meeting by means of one seat with its candidate Shafia Zubair successful the Ramgarh seat with a margin of 12,228 votes. The Congress, which shaped the federal government in the state following the new meeting elections, stays one wanting complete majority.

Reacting to the Congress candidate's victory in Ramgarh, leader minister Ashok Gehlot said: "People have made up their mind against the BJP government and even if the NDA promises to lay roads in gold in the Budget tomorrow (Friday), it will have no impact. The bypolls generally reflect the mood of the people and the win shows their faith in the Congress party ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections."

Polling at the seat had to be deferred and may not be hung on December 7, when the remainder of the state went to polls, following the untimely death of BSP candidate Laxman Singh on November 29 closing 12 months. It was once hung on January 28 and the counting was once hung on Thursday.

Win will supply a fillip to Congress forward of LS polls

Zubair secured 44.77 in keeping with cent votes and polled 83,311 votes, while her nearest BJP rival Sukhwant Singh were given 71,zero83 votes, with a polling share of 38.20. Former Union minister Natwar Singh's son Jagat Singh of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) completed third with 24,856 votes, securing 13.36 in keeping with cent votes. NOTA polled 241 votes in Ramgarh, including one from a postal poll. A total of 20 applicants contested the election in Ramgarh.

The victory will supply a fillip to the Congress party forward of the Lok Sabha election. It could also be slightly important for the party, which touched the halfway mark in the state meeting after it fell short after the meeting election in the state. The party had first of all anticipated 140 plus seats in the meeting.

The consequence may also be noticed as a robust message to the BJP in Ramgarh following the alleged lynching of 31-year-old Rakbar Khan by means of cow vigilantes. The BJP had fielded Sukhwant Singh, changing its sitting controversial MLA Gyandev Ahuja.

Interestingly, BJP may not open their account in four polling booths (1,10, 75 and 77) in Ramgarh.

After the win, deputy leader minister Sachin Pilot said, “This is a vote of self belief once more by means of the people of Rajasthan for the Congress party. It was once the primary election after the federal government's formation and the result is an indication that BJP has misplaced the fortify they'd."

Pilot additionally said that BJP attempted to polarise communities at the foundation of religion and caste however failed. “I thank the people of Ramgarh who have restored their faith and self belief by means of serving to the party win the seat,” he said.

Newly-elected MLA Shafia Zubair said that she had sought votes at the time table of construction and communal cohesion and the victory was once a results of this. “It was once an election in line with construction. People want construction they usually know that balloting for the Congress will make certain that the constituency gets right kind construction and focal point,” she said.

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