BJP leads by 3,000 votes in Pithoragarh bypoll

Dehradun, Nov 28 (PTI) The BJP is leading by over 3,000 votes in the by-election to the Pithoragarh assembly seat in Uttarakhand, an official said on Thursday.

At the end of the 10th round of counting, BJP's Chandra Pant was leading over her nearest rival Anju Lunthi of the Congress by 3,343 votes.

Counting of votes for the Pithoragarh seat where the bypoll was held on November 25 began at 8 am.

The bypoll was held as the seat fell vacant in June following the death of BJP MLA and cabinet minister Prakash Pant .

Pant's wife Chandra is taking on Lunthi. Samajwadi Party's Manoj Bhatt is also in the fray. PTI ALM RHL ASH ASH