Rajasthan bypolls: Congress clinches Mandalgarh, Ajmer, Alwar months before state election. And how
February 01, 2018
In a thumping victory, the Congress today first wrested the Mandalgarh Assembly seat in Rajasthan from the BJP and then soon grabbed both the Ajmer and Alwar Lok Sabha seats in the state.
With Rajasthan heading to Assembly elections in a few months, this spectacular showing is being touted no less than a precursor to the polls' verdict.
Hundreds of Congress activists burst firecrackers and danced to drum beats outside the party office in Jaipur- as its candidate Vivek Dhakar trounced BJP's Shakti Singh Hada by 12,976 votes in Mandalgarh.
Party's Karan Singh won the Alwar Lok Sabha constituency seat, defeating BJP's Jaswant Yadav by 1,56,319 votes. Whereas, Raghu Sharma of the Congress won against BJP's Ram Swaroop Lamba in Ajmer.
Congress candidates led from the beginning in vote count in both the Lok Sabha seats and edged past the BJP in Mandalgarh after initially trailing at the second spot.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi in a laudatory tweet said,