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Updated on: Tuesday, November 02, 2021, 02:29 PM IST

Himachal Pradesh bypolls: Congress candidate Pratibha Singh wins Mandi Lok Sabha seat

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Congress candidate Pratibha Virbhadra Singh, late chief minister Virbhadra Singh's wife, on Tuesday won Mandi Lok Sabha bypolls against BJP’s Khushal Thakur in Himachal Pradesh.

Twenty-five centres were set up for counting of votes of the Mandi parliamentary bypoll and Fatehpur, Arki and Jubbal-Kotkhai assembly bye-elections which were held on October 30.

State chief electoral officer (CEO) C Palrasu said that 11 counting observers have been deputed for the Mandi seat while three general observers have been deputed as counting observers for the Fatehpur, Arki and Jubbal-Kotkhai seats.

Besides them, one micro-observer has also been deployed at each counting table, the official said. The CEO said victory processions by candidates and their supporters have been prohibited in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. The bypolls for Mandi parliamentary and the three assembly seats were held on October 30.

(With inputs from PTI)

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Published on: Tuesday, November 02, 2021, 02:29 PM IST
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