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Virbhadra wins with record margin

Shimla, Dec 20: Five-time Congress chief minister Virbhadra Singh, who led the party's campaign in Himachal Pradesh, was Thursday elected to the assembly by a record margin of around 20,000 votes.Election officials said he defeated
India TV News Desk December 20, 2012 14:42 IST
India TV News Desk
Shimla, Dec 20: Five-time Congress chief minister Virbhadra Singh, who led the party's campaign in Himachal Pradesh, was Thursday elected to the assembly by a record margin of around 20,000 votes.



Election officials said he defeated his Ishwar Rohal of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from Shimla (Rural).

Virbhadra Singh, widely seen as the chief ministerial candidate, polled 28,892 votes while Rohal got 8,892.

The state Congress chief contested from Shimla (Rural), a new constituency, as his bastion Rohru in Shimla district is now reserved for Dalits.