BJP candidate Chandra Pant's victory in Pithoragarh by-election, Congress defeated
BJP candidate Chandra Pant's victory in Pithoragarh by-election, Congress defeated

Pithoragarh: Recently, counting of votes in the assembly by-elections was completed today. The counting of votes took place in 11 rounds. In which BJP candidate Chandra Pant has won by 3267 votes. Self from BJP in the by-election Pant's wife Chandra Pant, Anju Lundhi from the Congress and Manoj Bhatt from the Samajwadi Party were in the fray. Chandra Pant has defeated the Congress with a tough fight. Counting of votes began at 8 am in the state postgraduate college. Results were declared at 2:30 pm. At the same time, 556 sting ballots were counted. 14 tables were placed for counting of votes. Calculated via ETPBS software.

According to information from sources, Chandra Pant became emotional after the victory. At the same time, he said that my priorities will remain the same. Prakash Pant has left incomplete. Will fulfill her development dreams. I will try to live up to the public's trust. I will always try to take the development of the field forward. I express my gratitude to the people of Pithoragarh for the confidence they have expressed in me.

Three circles for the security of the counting venue: On the other hand, sources said that Pithoragarh assembly seat, which was vacant after the death of former cabinet minister Prakash Pant, was voted on November 25. Out of total 105711 voters, 50191 (47.48 per cent) exercised the franchise. Of these, 25199 men and 24992 women voted. The three candidates and their supporters were breathless due to lack of proper voting in the by-election. The counting of the assembly by-elections was held today under strict police control. Three circles were built for security in the college. Also barricading was done in the first and second gate. Only after scrutiny in the third round of security, authorized persons, candidates and their agents, personnel engaged in counting, were given entry.

According to sources, then Deputy Superintendent of Police Rajan Singh Rautela told that three COs, four inspectors, six SO, 25 SI, 10 head constables, 125 constables have been deployed to conduct the counting of votes peacefully. Apart from these, a platoon PAC has been deployed. One and a half platoons are already deployed in the SSB campus. Those who commit any kind of anarchy will be dealt with vigorously.

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