Parvez Hashmi retains Okhla

December 8th, 2008 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS  

Bahujan Samaj PartyNew Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Congress candidate Parvez Hashmi proved his detractors wrong by winning the Delhi assembly elections for the fourth time in a row from Okhla constituency where the killing of two alleged terrorists in a gun battle in September led to mass protests against “police excesses”.It was a close fight in the Muslim-dominated constituency among the Congress, the Bahujan Samaj Party’s (BSP) Brahm Singh and of the Rashtriya Janata Dal’s (RJD) Asif Mohammed Khan. Hashmi won by a margin of 400 votes. The RJD finished second.

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