With a total of 91,4799 votes Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Shobha Rani Kushwaha today won the Dholpur by-election in Rajasthan.
Kushwaha defeated Congress's Banwari Lal Sharma who received 52,821 votes.
The Congress candidate Banwari Lal Sharma was trailing in the initial trend, Kushwaha won 19 rounds out of 20.
The by-election was necessitated following disqualification of BSP MLA B L Kushwaha in a murder case and the BJP surprised observers by pitting his wife Shobha Rani as its candidate against Congress veteran Banwari Lal Sharma.
Health Minister Kalicharan Saraf said that the people of Dholpur voted for development and the party is going to win the seat.