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Jangipur by-poll: Pranab Mukherjee's son leads

First published: October 13, 2012, 12:57 PM IST | Updated: October 13, 2012
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Jangipur by-poll: Pranab Mukherjee's son leads
There was slight nervousness in the Congress camp after, at the end of vote-counting in the first round, Abhijit trailed behind CPM candidate Muzaffar Hussain.

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit was leading by a margin of 6541 votes at end of the counting of votes in the ninth round in the Jangipur Lok Sabha by-poll, reports said on Saturday.

There was slight nervousness in the Congress camp after, at the end of vote-counting in the first round, Abhijit trailed behind CPM candidate Muzaffar Hussain. However, he bounced back and established a lead of 2371 votes in the second round.

Abhijit decided to contest the by-poll after Pranab vacated the seat in July this year to contest in the Presidential election.

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