BJP’s Krishna Middha has won the Jind by-polls in Haryana. In the final results that were declared a short while back, the BJP candidate was declared a winner by over 12,000 votes.
Congress’ senior leader Randeep Surjewala who was present there at the counting centre was far behind with over 22,000 votes. Jananayak Janata Party’s Digvijay Singh Chautala was the runner up with 0ver 37,000 votes.
In Jind, the Congress party has fielded its senior leader Randeep Surjewala while the BJP has fielded Krishna Middha. The JJP’s Digvijay Chautala and INLD’s Yash Singh are the other candidates in the fray.
In Rajasthan, the Congress party has secured a victory after its candidate Shafia Zubair garnered a total of 83311 votes. BJP’s Sukhwant Singh came second with 71083 votes. The BSP secured around 25,000 votes. With this victory, the Congress has 100 seats in the 200 seat Assembly.
The bypoll in Haryana was touted to be a referendum on the Manohar Lal Khattar government in the state and was regarded as a ‘semifinal’ ahead of the General Elections later this year. With the Congress at a distant third as of now, if trends hold, it will give the party leadership plenty to think about.
While for the BJP, in Rajasthan, the BSP appears to have eaten into its potential vote-base and thus, preventing its chances of winning the seat. Going into the General elections, it is sure to give the party leadership plenty of food for thought.
This is a developing story, we will update the article with relevant information.