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BJP wins Bastar Lok Sabha by-poll

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Updated: May 13, 2011, 1:47 PM IST
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BJP wins Bastar Lok Sabha by-poll
Dinesh is the son of former Bastar MP Baliram Kashyap, whose death necessitated the by-poll held on May 8.

Raipur: BJP candidate Dinesh Kashyap on Friday defeated his nearest rival Lakhma Kawasi of Congress by over 85,000 votes to win the by-poll to Naxal-hit Bastar Lok Sabha constituency in Chhattisgarh.

Elections officials in Bastar district said that Kashyap defeated Kawasi by over 85,000 votes to win the tribal-dominated constituency spread over four districts.

A formal declaration of the result will be made soon, they said.

Dinesh is the son of former Bastar MP Baliram Kashyap, whose death necessitated the by-poll held on May 8.

Lakma is the sitting Congress legislator from Konta (ST).

Bastar Collector and Election Officer P Anbalagan said counting of votes began this morning amid tight security at district headquarters at Jagdalpur, where a total of 16 counting rounds were held.

Eight Assembly segments of four districts - Bastar, Dantewada, Narayanpur and Bijapur - form the Bastar Parliamentary constituency.

First Published: May 13, 2011, 1:47 PM IST
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