Nation Politics 11 Mar 2017 While BJP won, its s ...

While BJP won, its state president Ajay Bhatt lost in U’Khand

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Published Mar 11, 2017, 7:49 pm IST
Updated Mar 11, 2017, 8:11 pm IST
The party went on to register a huge victory by securing a comfortable majority in the polls.
 BJP workers play holi with a giant cut-out of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as they celebrate the party’s victory in the UP and Uttarakhand Assembly elections, at the party headquarters in New Delhi on Saturday. (Photo: PTI)
  BJP workers play holi with a giant cut-out of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as they celebrate the party’s victory in the UP and Uttarakhand Assembly elections, at the party headquarters in New Delhi on Saturday. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: Despite the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sweeping the Uttarakhand Assembly elections, state party President Ajay Bhatt, who was contesting from Ranikhet Assembly constituency, was defeated by his Congress counterpart Karan Mahara.

Mahara defeated Bhatt by around 4,981 votes in the polls.

 

On the contrary, the BJP has gained a significant majority in the state with 56 seats, as Congress trailed with 11 seats.

In a major blow to the Congress, outgoing Chief Minster had Chief Minister Harish Rawat lost to Bharatiya Janata Party candidates in both seats he contested from -- Haridwar Rural and Kichha.

Rawat also tendered his resignation hours after his defeat.

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Location: India, Uttarakhand




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