Uttarakhand bypoll: BJP retains Pithoragarh seat
Friday, November 29, 2019, 7:44 AM
BJP's Chandra Pant on Thursday beat her Congress rival Anju Lunthi by over 3,000 votes to win the Pithorogarh Assembly bypoll and retain the seat for the party. The bypoll was necessitated by the death of sitting BJP MLA Prakash Pant in June, following which the party fielded his wife Chandra Pant. Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said the victory was expected.