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Congress hits century in Rajasthan with a win in Ramgarh's By-poll, all eyes now on Haryana's Jind as BJP races ahead

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 31 January 2019, 14:02 IST
Congress party's Shafia Zubair

The Congress party has won another seat in the state of Rajasthan and has touched the 100 seats mark, which implies a clear majority for the party in the state of 200 Assembly seats.

Another prestige battle is being fought in Haryana’s Jind where the Congress’ National Spokesperson and media in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala is contesting against the BJP, INLD, and Jantantrik Party.

Congress party’s candidate Shafia Zubair has won from Ramgarh and defeated the BJP’s candidate by a margin of 12228 votes and had garnered a total of 83,311 votes. Shafia, after winning the By-poll said, “People know that we believe in working". She won with a margin of 12228 votes, garnering a total of 83311 votes.”

Rajasthan’s Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has also reacted over his party’s win and said, “I'm happy that people took a well meditated step. They've taken right decision. I thank them&express my gratitude. They've given a message at a time when it was much needed. It'll encourage the party ahead of Lok Sabha election.”

In Jind, it’s a squared battle between the Congress, BJP, JJP and INLD. Although, the limelight has been falling on Congress’ candidate Randeep Singh Surjewala but it’s the Jannayak Janta Party’s Digvijay Chautala who floated his outfit after rift with his father Ajay Singh Chautala and grand father Om Prakash Chautala’s Indian National Lok Dal.

After 8 rounds of counting, the BJP is racing ahead with Digvijay Chautala at second position and the Congress’ Surjewala is leading behind at 3rd. Now, last 5 rounds of counting is left.

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First published: 31 January 2019, 14:02 IST
 
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