Congress wins Chattisgarh's Khairagarh seat
The ruling Congress won the Khairagarh seat with more than 20,000 votes. With this victory, the Grand Old Party now has 71 seats in the 90-member Assembly. The by-election was necessitated after Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (J) MLA and former MP Devvrat Singh died in November last year. Yashoda Verma of the Congress bagged more than 51 per cent votes against her BJP rival Komal Janghel who got 40.81 per cent votes.
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