New Delhi, Jan 31 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday thanked the people of Jind in Haryana for selecting a BJP MLA and said he is glad to see his party’s development agenda finding support among all sections of society. Also Read - IND vs AUS 4th Test: Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur Heroics Keep India's Hopes Alive at Australia's Fortress Gabba

He also congratulated the party’s Haryana unit and the state’s chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar. Also Read - Akshay Kumar Urges All to Contribute to Ram Mandir-Construction Months After Announcing His Film 'Ram Setu'

“I thank the people of Jind for blessing @BJP4Haryana. This is a seat where the Party has never won before. Glad to see the development agenda of BJP finding support among all sections of society,” Modi tweeted. Also Read - No Saath-Pheras, No Pandit: Couple Ties Knot in Unique Wedding Ceremony By Taking Oath of Constitution

The BJP’s candidate Krishan Middha won the seat with a margin of 12,935 votes over his nearest rival Digvijay Singh Chautala of new party JJP, floated last month by Hisar MP Dushyant Chautala after a split in the INLD following a family feud.

The Congress, which had fielded its senior leader Randeep Singh Surjewala, an MLA from Kaithal, finished third.

Middha (48) is a BAMS doctor and his father’s death necessitated the bypoll.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.