BJP wins Hamirpur by-poll in UP

 The BJP has won the Hamirpur Assembly by-poll in Uttar Pradesh, counting for which was held today.

The Samajwadi Party came second while the BSP came third and the Congress stood fourth in the by-election.

BJP’s Yuvraj Singh polled a total of 74,500 votes while Manoj Prajapati of SP got 57,300 votes. The BJP won the seat with a margin of over 17,000 votes.

Polling for this by-election was held on September 23. The Hamirpur seat, which recorded 51 per cent voting, was vacated following the conviction of BJP MLA Ashok Kumar Chandel in a 22-year-old murder case in May this year.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has congratulated party workers for the victory and thanked the people of Hamirpur.

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