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Jind bypoll: PM Modi congratulates Manohar Lal Khattar, BJP workers over victory

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 31 January 2019, 06:01 PM
Jind bypoll: PM Modi congratulates Manohar Lal Khattar, BJP workers over victory
Jind bypoll: PM Modi congratulates Manohar Lal Khattar, BJP workers over victory

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar for posting an impressive victory in Jind Assembly bypoll with a healthy margin of over 12,000 votes. “I thank the people of Jind for blessing @BJP4Haryana. This is a seat where the Party has never won before. Glad to see the development agenda of BJP finding support among all sections of society. I congratulate the Haryana BJP and CM @mlkhattar for assiduously serving the people (sic),” PM Modi tweeted.

While BJP candidate Krishna Middha garnered a total of 49,929 votes, Congress' Randeep Singh Surjewala managed 22,547 votes to claim the third spot. JJP's Digvijay Chautala, who took an early lead in Jind, polled 37,681 votes. 

Middha, who won the Jind bypoll said, “I would like to thank everyone who supported the party and me. It's their victory. There were big leaders in the contest as well, but we have defeated them too. We will follow the schemes launched by PM and take them forward.”

The Jind bypoll was considered as the prestige battle between the BJP and the Congress and it was a test of the popularity of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha and Assembly Elections. The contest was also significant for the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP), which was formed after a split in the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) last December.

First Published: Thursday, January 31, 2019 05:27 PM
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