Just 15 days after Congress “swept” all five of Uttarkhand Lok Sabha seats, BJP wins the assembly seat of Kapkot. The Congress candidate comes third. What changed in a mere 15 days? Doctored voting machines, that is what changed. The Congress “wave” went away as soon as doctored EVMs were sent packing.
After being drubbed in the Lok Sabha elections in Uttarakhand, the ruling BJP today heaved a sigh of relief when it won the Kapkot assembly seat in the by-election.
BJP’s Sher Singh Garhia defeated NCP’s Kunti Parhiar by a margin of 7,167 votes from Kapkot, the by-election for which was held on May 28. Congress candidate Chamu Singh Gasyal remained on the third spot.
Garhia was polled 13,823 votes, while Parihar managed to get 6,656 votes.