Congress snatches Delhi’s Rajinder Nagar seat from BJP (Lead, Superseding earlier story)

December 15th, 2008 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata PartyNew Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Ramakant Goswami of the Congress Monday won the Rajinder Nagar assembly by-election, defeating the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that had fielded late legislator Puran Chand Yogi’s widow.Polling in the constituency had been postponed to Dec 13 after Yogi, who had represented Rajinder Nagar in the Delhi assembly, committed suicide in the run-up to the elections.

According to figures with the chief electoral office, Goswami got 29,394 votes and Asha Yogi managed 23,988. Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate Trilok Chand Sharma got 15,871 votes.

The Congress now has 43 seats in the 70-member assembly while the BJP has 23.

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