The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) cheered as the party’s Ratabari candidate Bijoy Malakar sweeped the by-election on October 24th, 2019. The party workers started celebrating the victory by bursting firecrackers much ahead of the official announcement.
The election to the seat was necessitated after BJP leader and Deputy Speaker Kripanath Mallah won in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
A total of 6,77,367 voters had exercised their franchise to decide the fate of 20 candidates contesting in the bypolls for Ratabari, Sonari, Rangapara, and Jania assembly constituencies.
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