Kochi, Oct 24 : Congress candidate Shanimol Usman won the byelection to Aroor Assembly seat by a margin of 1,955 votes defeating her nearest rival Manu C Pulickal of CPI(M), on Thursday.
Ms Usman secured 68,851 votes while the CPI(M) candidate Pulickal got 66,896 votes. BJP candidate Prakash Babu stood in third position after fetching 16,215 votes.
Congress wrested the Aroor seat from the CPI (M). The bypoll as necessitated following the victory of sitting MLA AM Arif to the Lok Sabha from Alappuzha Constituency in the election held in April this year.(UNI)