Congress sweeps Himachal by election,Wrestled Mandi LS & Jubbal Kotkhai Assy from BJP, A BJP candidate list deposit

 In major set back to Jai Ram Thakur BJP government in Himachal Pradesh, including Mandi Parliamentary segment Congress candidate won all the four seats after completion of counting here today, Chief Electoral officer announced.
Congress candidate Pratibha Singh won by the margin of 8766 votes for Mandi Parliamentary segment against nearest rival of BJP Bargadier Khushal Thakur in neck to neck fight. 
In Jubbal Kotkhai Assembly BJP candidate Neelam Saraik lost her deposit as she got 2644 votes(4.67 pc)  vote. Congress candidate and former MLA Rohit Thakur won 6293 votes to BJP rebel Chetan Bragta who is son of former BJP MLA Narendra Bragta.
In Fatehpur Assembly Congress candidate won by 5789 against nearest rival of BJP  Baldev Thakur in triangular contest. BJP rebel and former Minister and MLA Rahan Sushant got 12927 votes and saved his deposit.
In Arki Assembly bye election Congress party candidate Sanjay Awasthi won  by 3219 votes defeating Rattan Singh Pal of BJP.
Congress retained Arki and Fatehpur Assembly seat and wrestled Jubbal Kotkhai Assembly constituency and Mandi Lok Sabha which is second biggest Parliamentary constituency in the country comprising 17 Assembly Constituencies. BJP won 2019 general election from Mandi Lok Sabha by margin of more than four lakh votes .
Seat fell vacant due to the mysterious death of BJP Former MP Ramswaroop Sharma in Month of March this year.
Mandi Lok Sabha constituency is home district of Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur who was star campaigner of the party in the bye election. It is considered a semi finals for next year’s Assembly general election and the mandate given by the people a year ahead is major trouble to the ruling state and center Government. BJP has won all the four Parliamentary seat in 2019 general and established lead in all 68 Assembly segments.
In 2017 assembly general election BJP won 44 seats, Congress 21, CPI(M) one and Independent two.

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