BJP loses by-election in Ladakh

BJP workers attend a party-organised function. [FPK File Photo]

Leh: The Bharatiya Janta Party has lost to Congress by a convincing margin in a by-election in Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh.

Details available with news agency Kashmir News Observer reveal that Tashi Tundup of Congress candidate has defeated Dorjay Namgayal of BJP by 273 votes in the Temisgam constituency of LAHDC, Leh.

While the Congress candidate polled 861 votes, BJP’s nominee secured 588 votes. Meanwhile, the Congress high command congratulated its Leh unit on the victory and took potshots at Ghulam Nabi Azad.

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