Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami cruised towards victory in the Champawat by-election on Friday as he led by over 54,000 votes. Dhami contested the Assembly seat after losing in the state polls earlier this year.
At the end of the 13th round of counting, Dhami had polled 57,268 votes and Gahtori 3,147. Dhami’s comfortable margin shows he is headed for a big win.
“My heart is very emotional with the love and blessings showered by you through votes in Champawat by-election, I am silent,” the chief minister tweeted moments after his victory was all but officially confirmed.
Champawat | BJP workers celebrate as Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami leads from Champawat assembly seat with 54,121 votes
CM shows a victory sign as trends indicate a win in key bypoll pic.twitter.com/jZ64wESUVq
— ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) June 3, 2022
Pushkar Singh Dhami beat out the Congress’ Nirmala Gahtori and the Samajwadi Party’s Manoj Kumar Bhatt, as well as an independent candidate in Himanshu Garkoti.