Mansa by-election result: Congress wins the seat with margin of 8000+ votesMarch 21, 2012
Gandhinagar, 21 March 2012
Gandhinagar district’s Mansa by-election result has arrived.
Congress candidate Babusinh Thakor has been victorious with margin of 8188 votes.
The main fight in this small by-poll was between BJP candidate Shri DD Patel and Congress candidate Shri Babusinh Thakor.
The victorious candidate will be MLA for just next 8 months or so, as the general election of Gujarat assembly is scheduled to take place in December this year.
Mansa seat was occupied by the BJP since 1995, but every time the margin of victory has remained narrow.
After the death of sitting MLA Mangaldasbhai Patel of BJP, the by-election was declared.
Congress leaders were confident to win this seat with margin of 8-10000 votes.
Congress leaders are already out of control in their speeches against Modi and his government, now as Congress has won Mansa by-poll, the result could prove as whiskey and the Congress leaders might go further out of the control in their attacks.
BJP had chance to win this seat to push Congress cadre further deep into demoralization.
Mansa is located in Gandhinagar district where Congress is ruling in district Panchayat and Municipal Corporation both.
BJP’s veteran leader Mangaldas Patel could win this seat in last two terms, but with low margin. He had defeated Babusinh Rathod in last assembly election with margin of around 3,000 votes. Babusinh is Congress candidate this time against relatively newer candidate Shri DD Patel fielded by the BJP.
Who is the victorious candidate?
Babusinh Thakor is from Dholakuva(Shabdalpura) village of Mansa taluka of Gandhinagar district. He has studied BA (Psychology). He is involved in agriculture and transport profession. He is He joined Congress party in 1975 following his father. He has been President of Taluka Panchayat of Mansa, Mansa taluka Congress samiti, Vice President of Gandhinagar district Congress committee, President of Mansa taluka Kshatriya Thakor community, Chairman of Jay Thakorji cooperative credit society, Mansa, invited member of Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee, member of Gandhinagar district Congress coordination committee.