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    Uttarakhand Polls: Former CM Khanduri's Daughter Ritu Wins From Kotdwar Seat

    April20/ 2022
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    Pauri Garhwal (Uttarakhand): Daughter of former Uttarakhand chief minister Bhuvanchandra Khanduri, Ritu Khanduri Bhushan won the state Assembly elections from the Kotdwar seat as a Bharatiya Janata Party candidate. She won by a margin of 3687 votes against Congress' Surendra Singh Negi.
    B Khanduri faced defeat in Kotwar in the 2017 elections. Ritu was in the fray for the second time.
    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had also addressed a party rally for her.
    As per the election affidavit submitted with the Election Commission, Ritu Khanduri Bhushan is 56 years of age and is a graduate.
    While Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami was defeated in the Khatima Assembly seat in the state even as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has achieved a comfortable majority in the 70-member state Assembly. He was defeated by Congress candidate Bhuwan Chandra Kapri by a margin of 6,579 votes.
    Dhami got a total of 41,598 votes with a vote share of 44.8 per cent as against Kapri who got 48,177 with a huge vote share of 51.89 per cent.
    According to the Election Commission's recent trends, the BJP has won 47 seats.  —ANI
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