2017 Bhoranj By-poll - Setback for Congress as BJP wins Bhoranj bypoll by more than 8,000 votes Thursday April 13,2017
The ruling Congress were presented with a first setback ahead of the state assembly polls, which is scheduled to be held after six months, as opposition BJP on Thursday April 13,2017 won the Bhoranj bypoll giving the party a new hope in the rapidly changing political scenario.
Dr Anil Dhiman, the BJP candidate defeated the Congress leader Promila by 8,290 votes to regain the seat which his father (late) Ishwar Dass Dhiman, a six-time MLA from the area, had won in 2012. Dhiman polled 24,434 votes while his rival Promila polled 16,144 votes .
Three other independent candidates, Pawan Kumar polled 4630 votes, Ramesh Dogra polled 947 votes and Kusum Azad got 403 votes.
The seat had fallen vacant on demise of Ishwar Dass Dhiman, the two-time education minister in the BJP government. Among total votes of 46,848 polled on April 9, there were 263 votes under NOTA category.