Cong wins Indri, Gohana; Bhajan ahead in Adampur

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Chandigarh, May 25 (UNI) The Congress today retained Indri and Gohana assembly seats in Haryana while former chief minister Bhajan Lal of Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) was leading by over 19,000 votes in Adampur constituency.

In Indri, Congress nominee Bhimsen Mehta defeated his nearest HJC rival Rakesh Kamboj by a margin of 5,864 votes. Mr Mehta polled 38,833 votes as against 32,969 votes of Mr Kamboj.

In Gohana, Congress candidate Jagbir Malik defeated his nearest INLD nominee K C Bangar by a margin of 22,162 votes.

HJC's Dharam Pal Malik was reduced to the third position.

Meanwhile, Mr Bhajan Lal was leading over his nearest rival Ranjit Singh of the Congress by a margin 19,454 after the sixth round of counting while former finance minister Sampat Singh of the INLD was trailing at the third position.

Mr Bhajan Lal is trying his luck again from this constituency after being disqualified under the anti-defection law for launching HJC while being in the Congress.

Mr Kamboj (Indri) and Mr Malik (Gohana), both Bhajan Lal loyalists, were also disqualified under the anti-defection law for joining HJC while being in the Congress.

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