New Delhi : BJP has won Delhi's Rajouri Garden Assembly bypoll by over 14,500 votes. Congress finished second and AAP came a distant third.
The bypoll to the Rajouri Garden assembly constituency was held on April 9. Counting began at 8 am today. Around 47 per cent of the west Delhi seat's over 1.6 lakh electors had cast their vote on April 9.
The seat fell vacant early this year after AAP's Jarnail Singh quit as MLA to contest Punjab Assembly poll against SAD patron Parkash Singh Badal.
The byelection saw a three—cornered contest among the AAP, BJP—Akali combine and the Congress. For the BJP and the Congress, success in the bye—election was crucial for their continuing relevance in the city's politics while it was be a test for the AAP's popularity.
The AAP had come up with a new face — Harjeet Singh — for the election while the Congress fielded Meenakshi Chandela, who belongs to a politically influential family of the area.
The BJP-SAD combine's candidate Manjinder Singh Sirsa is a veteran face in city's politics. He had won the seat in 2013.