Ranchi: AJSU's Navin Jaiswal today defeated his nearest rival of Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantric) Ajay Nath Shahdeo by 11,000 votes in byelection to Hatia assembly seat, wresting the seat from the Congress.
BJP's Ramji Lal Sharda and Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay's brother Sunil Sahay of the Congress finished third and fourth respectively, according to official sources.
The bypoll, which was held on June 12, was necessitated following the death of Congress MLA Gopal Sharan Nath Shahdeo.
The win helps the AJSU increase its assembly strength to six from the present five MLAs....more
07:32 PM, Jun 15, 2012