Alwar, Feb 1: Congress candidate Karan Singh Yadav has won against Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Jaswant Yadav by 1,56,319 votes. The bypoll on the seat was announced after it had gone vacant following the death of BJP MP Chand Nath earlier last year. A total of 11 candidates were in the fray for Alwar Lok Sabha Bye-Election 2018. (Mandalgarh Assembly Bye-Election 2018 Result: Congress Wins Against BJP by Over 12,000 Votes in Bypoll) Also Read - Shatabdi Roy Meets Mamata's Nephew Abhishek Banerjee, Says She Is Not Leaving TMC
The Congress candidate had maintained a lead on the seat since the counting began at 8 AM on Friday. Notably, voting for Alwar Lok Sabha Bye-Election 2018 was held on January 29 and it had recorded a voter turnout of 61.86 per cent. Also Read - Subhra Kundu, Wife of Rose Valley Group Chief Gautam Kundu, Arrested By CBI
PCC President Sachin Pilot had aggressively campaigned in Alwar which, along with Ajmer Lok Sabha seat and Mandalgarh Assembly seat, went to bypolls just four days after the release of the controversial Sanjay Leela Bhansali film Padmaavat. Also Read - Karnataka: Is BJP Planning to End Taluk Panchayat? Congress Questions State's Intention
The bypoll is also being seen as a semi-final for the Rajasthan Assembly Elections and Lok Sabha Elections 2019.