Assembly Bypolls: PM Modi Congratulates Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami For Record Win From Champawat Seat
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Friday (3 June) won the bypoll to the Champawat Assembly seat by over 55,000 votes.
Dhami defeated Congress' Nirmala Gahtori and the Samajwadi Party's Manoj Kumar Bhatt, as well as an independent candidate in Himanshu Garkoti. Dhami received 58,258 votes to Gahtori's 3,233.
The Uttarakhand CM got over 92 per cent votes polled in the bypoll to the assembly constituency, according to the Election Commission data.
Dhami had to contest a bypoll from the seat to become a member of the State Assembly, which was a constitutional requirement he needed to fulfil within six months of being sworn in as the Chief Minister.
He had lost from Khatima assembly seat in the state assembly polls held in February this year.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Dhami for his record win and expressed confidence that he would work harder for the progress of the hill state. He also thanked the people of Champawat for reposing their faith in BJP.
"Congratulations to Uttarakhand’s dynamic CM Pushkar Singh Dhami for the record win from Champawat," PM Modi tweeted.
"I am confident he will work even harder for the progress of Uttarakhand. I thank the people of Champawat for placing their faith in BJP and laud our Karyakartas for their hardwork," he added.
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