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Congress wins in Dantewada

Congress wins in Dantewada

Dantewada: The ruling Congress has won the Dantewada Assembly by-poll in Chhattisgarh, the counting for which was held on Friday.

Congress' Devti Karma won the bypoll for the seat, reserved for the Scheduled Tribes, by a margin of 11,192 votes, a poll official here said.

The BJP emerged victorious in two of the four assembly constituencies where bypolls were held while the ruling LDF wrested a seat in Kerala.

BJP candidates won in Uttar Pradesh and Tripura defeating their Samajwadi Party and CPI-M rivals respectively.

LDF's Mani C Kappen defeated Jose Tom Pulikkunnel of the opposition Congress-led UDF in a closely-contested fight.

Pala was a bastion of the Congress-led UDF, held by veteran leader and former Finance Minister K M Mani for the past five decades.

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