Ramgarh by-polls result: Congress hit a century with the victory of Shafia Zubair Khan

RAMGARH: The Congress which is aiming to win the seat to hit a century in the 200-member House has reach the target as the grand old party has won the battle of Ramgarh in Alwar.

With the victory of Shafia , the number of Congress MLAs in Rajasthan has increased from 99 to 100 in the 200-seat assembly.

There was a strong fight between Shafia, Sukhwant Singh and Jagat Singh. Congress’s Safia got 83,311 votes. She won with 12,228 votes by defeating BJP’s Sukhwant Singh, who remained second in the counting with 71,083 votes. Bahujan Samaj Party candidate has been in third place with 24,856 votes.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Deputy Chief Minister and PCC Chairman Sachin Pilot expressed happiness over the victory of Shafia Khan, wife of Congress national secretary Jubair Khan.

“I’m happy that people took a well meditated step. They’ve taken right decision. I thank them and express my gratitude. They’ve given a message at a time when it was much needed. It’ll encourage the party ahead of Lok Sabha election.”

Speaking to media, Shafia credits the victory to the people of Rmagarh.


The results of the polling on 28th January in Rajasthan’s Ramgarh Assembly constituency were declared on Thursday. Braving a day-long chill, around 79.16 per cent of the 235,625 electorate voted on Monday.

There were 20 candidates in the fray but the main contest involved Congress’ Shafia Zubair Khan, BJP’s Sukhwant Singh and BSP’s Jagat Singh.

The election was scheduled on December 7 along with the rest of Rajasthan Assembly seats but was postponed after the demise of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate Laxman Singh due to cardiac arrest.