Nagpur, Feb 4 : Shiv Sena's Dushyant Chaturvedi on Tuesday defeated BJP's Sumit Bajoria by polling 312 votes in the MLC bypoll of Yavatmal district. Mr Chaturvedi is the candidate from Maha Vikas Aghadi, of which Shiv Sena is a key ally.
The fate of all the six candidates vying for the MLC seat from local self-government bodies was sealed in the ballot boxes on Friday. The bypoll recorded 100 per cent voting, counting for which was held on Tuesday. The contest was a prestige issue for the Forest Minister Sanjay Rathod (Sena) and sitting BJP MLA Madan Yerawar.
The BJP witnessed crushing defeat as it secured just 185 votes. The bypoll was necessitated as Sena's Tanaji Sawant resigned after being elected to the State Legislative Assembly. The new incumbent will have a tenure till December 5, 2022. (UNI)