Chandra Pant defeats Anju Lunthi of Congress by a margin of 3267 votes
Riding on the sympathy factor, BJP candidate Chandra Pant won the Pithoragarh by- election. In this election, Pant defeated her nearest Congress rival, Anju Lunthi, by a margin of 3,267 votes. Pant received a total of 26,086 votes while Lunthi was able to secure 22,819 votes. The counting on the day started amid tight security at LSM, PG College, at 8 am. In the initial rounds, both the candidates were neck to neck which created tension in the BJP camp that was confident of Pant’s victory. At the end of eight rounds, the BJP candidate took a lead of 1,877 votes after which BJP heaved a sigh of relief. After the end of tenth round, the BJP workers started jubilation in the anticipation of their victory. In the postal ballots, the BJP got 255 votes while the Congress managed 116 votes.
After the end of the counting process, the Election Officer Tushar Saini handed over the certificate of victory to Pant. Expressing her happiness, Chandra Pant thanked the people of Pithoragarh for their support and assured that the tasks undertaken by late Prakash Pant would be fulfilled.
CM, Ajay Bhatt congratulate Pant
The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Trivendra Singh Rawat, has greeted Chandra Pant emerging victorious in the Pithoragarh by- election. He also expressed gratitude for the people of Pithoragarh for providing support and ensuring victory of Pant.
The CM expressed happiness on the fact that the victory margin in Pithoragarh has increased.
In his message, the president of Uttarakhand BJP, Ajay Bhatt, said that the victory of Chandra Pant is a stamp of approval of people on the works of the BJP Government in Uttarakhand.
He said that the results have again proved that people have completely rejected Congress.
Victory of sympathy and money power: Cong
Reacting on the victory of BJP in Pithoragarh by-election, the President of the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC), Pritam Singh, said that the party accepts and respects people’s verdict.
He, however, added that the win of BJP’s candidate is a victory of sympathy and power of money power unleashed by the BJP.
Singh said that the by-election have proved that Congress would emerge more powerful in coming days.
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