The BJP’s Krishan Middha has won the bypoll in Jind, Haryana, by a margin of over 12,900 votes.
One of his rival candidates, Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala, congratuted him and said he hoped Krishan Middha and Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar would fulfil the dreams of the people of Jind.
“I was given a responsibility by the party which I fulfilled to the best of my abilities,” Randeep Singh Surjewala told reporters.
Krishan Middha took a leader over JJP candidate Digvijay Singh Chautala after the fourth round of counting.
A voter turnout of 75.77 per cent was reported in the Jind assembly bypoll, dubbed as a prestige battle for the ruling BJP, the Congress and the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) ahead of parliamentary and assembly polls.
There was good news for the Congress from Ramgarh in Rajasthan, where its candidate, Shafia Zubair, defeated the BJP in an assembly bypoll.