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Jind By-Poll: BJP trumps Congress' Randeep Surjewala in prestige battle, Digvijay Chautala becomes runner-up

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 31 January 2019, 17:34 IST
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In a prestige battle of Jind By-Poll, the BJP has trumped the Congress’ Randeep Surjewala and the regional force INLD signaling that the 2019 election would not be a cakewalk for the Mahagathbandhan.

The Congress was hoping for a win after the major victory in the Hindi heartland but the BJP, in a surprising move has trumped the grand old party and the regional force INLD after Dushyant Chautala’s JJP.

After loosing the Jind By-poll, Surjewala said, “I hope Manohar Lal Khattar and Krishna Middha ji will fulfil the dreams of the people of Jind. I was given a responsibility by the party which I fulfilled to the best of my abilities, I congratulate Krishna Middha ji.”

News agency ANI tweeted, “BJP's Krishan Lal Middha wins #JindByPollResults with a margin of 12935 votes, garnering a total of 50566 votes. JJP's Digvijay Singh Chautala garners 37631 votes and Congress' RS Surjwala gets 22740 votes.”

The BJP’s candidate KL Middha won with a comfortable majority and expressed his desire stating, “I would like to thank everyone who supported the party&me. It's their victory. There were big leaders in the contest as well, but we have defeated them too. We will follow the schemes launched by PM and take them forward.”

Digvijay Chautala, the convenor of Jannayak Janta Party and former INLD member leveled allegations on the EVM’s saying, “I would like to congratulate BJP for their victory. There were several faults detected in EVMs, we will take up that issue in the internal party meeting first&then it will be briefed before media.”

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First published: 31 January 2019, 17:34 IST
 
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