IMPHAL, Sept 16 � The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which does not have a single legislator in the 60-Member Manipur State Legislative Assembly, has won the by-election to Kakching Municipal Council Ward No 7 at the cost of ruling Congress party.
Counting of votes for the by-election was held on Monday.
BJP�s S Premita won the by-election by a margin of 325 votes. While Congress candidate M Lokendro secured 887 votes, Premita polled 1,212 votes.
Premita was felicitated at the BJP State unit office on Monday afternoon, where BJP State unit president Th Chaoba said that the by-election was a formidable one for BJP although it was for a local body.