Congress defeats BJP in Rajinder Nagar constituencyDecember 15th, 2008 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Congress Monday bagged one more seat in the Delhi assembly when it won the Rajinder Nagar assembly by-election from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that had fielded the widow of its late leader Puran Chand Yogi.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, Congress’ Bhagwan Das defeated BJP’s Asha Yogi by 5,406 votes. While Das got 29,394 votes, Yogi’s widow managed 23,988. Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate Trilok Chand Sharma was third with 15,871 votes.
The Congress now has 43 seats in the 70-member assembly while the BJP has 23.