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Rajasthan Bypolls: Rahul Gandhi lauds Rajasthan Congress

News Agencies | Updated on: 1 February 2018, 18:35 IST
Rahul Gandhi (ANI)

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said winning the Mandalgarh Assembly seat in Rajasthan showed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, led by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, has been rejected by the people.

The Congress president took to Twitter and said, "Well done Rajasthan Congress! Proud of each and every one of you. This is a rejection of the BJP by the people of Rajasthan."

The Congress today won the Mandalgarh Assembly seat and is leading on both the Lok Sabha seats from Alwar and Ajmer.

Congress' Vivek Dhakad has bagged the Mandalgarh Assembly seat by 12976 votes, while the party is leading with 72101 votes in Alwar and by 45321 votes in Ajmer respectively.

The polling in all the constituencies took place on January 29.

All the three seats fell vacant after the deaths of Ajmer MP Sanwar Lal Jat, Alwar MP Chand Nath and Mandalgarh MLA Kirti Kumari.

All the three leaders were from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).


First published: 1 February 2018, 18:35 IST