Giving a big boost to BJP, before the Lok Sabha elections, party candidate Krishan Middha defeated his nearest rival, Digvijay Singh Chautala of JJP, by a margin of 12,935 votes, in Jind bypolls. The BJP wrested the seat from the main opposition INLD, which was decimated in the by-election.
JJP was floated last month by Hisar MP Dushyant Chautala after a split in the INLD following a family feud. The Congress, which had fielded its senior leader Randeep Singh Surjewala, an MLA from Kaithal, ended up at the third spot.
Middha (48) is a BAMS doctor, whose father’s death necessitated the bypoll. After winning the election, Middha told ANI: “I would like to thank everyone who supported the party and me. It’s their victory. There were big leaders in the contest as well, but we have defeated them too. We will follow the schemes launched by PM and take them forward.”