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On B-Day, Cong steals the glare with Rajasthan wins

| Updated on: Feb 01, 2018
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The Congress on Thursday won by-polls to two Lok Sabha seats and one Assembly constituency, all of which were earlier held by the ruling BJP.

The opposition party’s wins come as Assembly elections are to be held in the desert State later in the year.

The Congress appeared upbeat, and said the results were a disapproval of the Narendra Modi government’s policies and signalled to changing fortunes of

Congress president Rahul Gandhi said he was proud of each of the partymen in the State. “Well done Rajasthan Congress! Proud of each and every one of you. This is a rejection of the BJP by the people of Rajasthan,” Gandhi tweeted.

“Today Rajasthan and then Hindustan… This result is an indication of the upcoming assembly election and the general election,” Congress’s chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said. “People have given their verdict on the four years of Narendra Modi government and on the Budget,” he added.

PCC president Sachin Pilot said the result is the beginning of the end of the BJP in the State. “Hats off to the hard work put in by all congress workers, leaders, volunteers and well wishers. This is the start of the end of BJP in the State,” he tweeted.

Congress candidates Karan Singh Yadav and Raghu Sharma were leading their nearest rivals Jaswant Yadav and Ram Swaroop Lamba by over 1.94 lakh and 80,455 votes in the by-poll for Alwar and Ajmer seats respectively, Chief Electoral Officer Govind Sharma said. The main opposition party’s candidate Vivek Dhakad has already won the Mandalgarh Assembly seat, defeating his BJP rival Shakti Singh Hada.

Published on August 28, 2018

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