Congress wins Rajasthan’s Ramgarh Assembly seat

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Jaipur: Party workers celebrate at Congress party office as Congress leads in the Rajasthan assembly elections in Jaipur on Dec 11, 2018. (Photo: IANS)

Jaipur, Jan 31: The Congress on Thursday won the Ramgarh Assembly seat in Rajasthan with a margin of 12,228 votes as its candidate Shafia Zuber won 83,311 votes, a poll official said.

Election to the Ramgarh seat was delayed due to the death of sitting MLA and BSP candidate Laxman Singh. The polls were held on January 28 this year.

The Congress won the Ramgarh Assembly seat in Rajasthan’s Alwar district on Thursday, with its candidate Shafia Zubrai beating BJP’s Sukhwant Singh by 12,228 votes. With this win, the Congress has secured 100 seats in the 200-member Rajasthan legislative Assembly. BSP’s Jagpat Singh came in third.

This win reduces the Congress’ dependence on support from other non-BJP parties. However, Congress leaders on different occasions have said that the party has support from Independents, the BSP and the RLTP and there is no threat to the government’s stability.

At present, Congress has 100 MLAs, RLD 1, BJP 73, BSP 6, RLTP 3, CPI (M) and BTP 2 each. Besides, there are 13 Independent MLAs.

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