Bharatiya Janata Party wins Tripura by-election
CPI-M restores as ‘Main Opposition’
Congress drops at 3rd position.
Badharghat By-Election result announced.
Bharatiya Janata Party (Mimi Majumder) : 20,471 votes (1st)
CPI-M (Bulti Biswas) : 15,211votes (2nd)
Congress (Ratan Das) 9101 votes (3rd)
The constituency recorded a massive 79.29% turnout across 71 polling stations.
The bypolls to the constituency, which is the state’s largest with over 50,000 voters, was necessitated due to the death of BJP MLA Dilip Sarkar in April, who won from here in 2008 and 2013 as a member of the Congress. He joined the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in 2016 before eventually joining the BJP a year later.
On Monday, the constituency went for bypolls along with Dantewada (Chhattisgarh), Pala (Kerala) and Hamirpur (Uttar Pradesh), as per schedule announced by the Election Commission of India (ECI).