The Congress strength in Rajasthan assembly today touched half-way mark 100 seats, with its candidate Shafia Zubair’s success in the Ramgarh assembly by-poll. He defeated his nearest BJP rival Sukhwant Singh, by a margin of 12,228 votes.
This makes Congress to have 100 seats in 200-member Rajasthan assembly. In the recently held elections Congress had won 99 seats. Its ally, the RLD, has one seat, keeping the government in comfortable position.
After winning Ramgarh by-poll, Congress party’s Zubir said “people know that we believe in working”. She won with a margin of 12228 votes, garnering a total of 83311 votes.
Zubair got 44.77 percent votes by securing 83,311 votes while Singh secured 71,083 votes, while BSP candidate and former Union minister Natwar Singh’s Son, Jagat Singh, was third. He secured 24,856 votes.
In total, 20 candidates contested the Ramgarh election on January 28. The election to the assembly seat could not be held along with other constituencies due to the death of the BSP candidate ahead of December 7 Rajasthan elections.