Congress has won the Mandalgarh Assembly by-election in Rajasthan by 11,136 votes.
Congress is also leading in the two Parliamentary seats of Ajmer and Alwar. This is turning out to be a massive blow to the Vasundhara Raje-led BJP government in Rajasthan that is headed for Assembly elections in a few months.
In Rajasthan, the by-polls are not only a test for Chief Minister Raje, but also for Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot, who has been campaigning aggressively in Alwar and Ajmer. These five constituencies went to polls on January 29.
It's not just the Padmaavat issue, the leader said, claiming that Rajputs across the state are feeling ignored by the BJP. "Together, the Rajputs and Gujjars will drive Congress to victory in these bypolls," a senior congress leader said.
The Congress appears set to come up in Rajasthan since it was wiped out for a duck in the 2014 national election.