Mandar Bypoll Result LIVE:In the Mandar assembly by-election, Congress candidate Shilpi Neha Tirkey has won by 23,517 votes. Shilpi got 95,062 votes, while bjp candidate Gangotri Kujur, who came second, got 71,545 votes.
Over 61.25 per cent of about 3.5 lakh voters exercised their franchise in the election, held on June 23, he said.
The by-election was necessitated after the disqualification of Bandhu Tirkey as an MLA in the wake of his conviction in a corruption case.
A special CBI court in Jharkhand had on March 28 sentenced Tirkey to three years imprisonment.
The constituency is witnessing a triangular contest this time. The Congress has fielded his daughter, Shilpi Neha Tirkey, as the candidate of the ruling JMM-led coalition, while the BJP has nominated former legislator Gangotri Kujur in the seat.
Independent candidate Dev Kumar Dhan, backed by Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM, is also in the fray.