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Kalpana Soren won the Gandey assembly by-election

Ranchi. Kalpana Soren, wife of former Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren, has won the Gandey Assembly By-election in Giridih district. She defeated her opponent Dilip Kumar Verma of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by about 26 thousand votes. Counting of votes has been completed. But, the Election Commission has not officially announced the result here. The Gandey seat fell vacant on January 1 due to the resignation of MLA Dr. Sarfaraz Ahmed.

Kalpana Soren was lagging behind in the first six rounds of counting, but after that she continuously gained lead. Kalpana Soren has entered active politics after her husband Hemant Soren went to jail on 31 January. Her formal entry into politics took place on 4 March with a rally organised on the foundation day of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha in Giridih. Kalpana Soren is not currently holding any post in Jharkhand Mukti Morcha. Despite this, during the Lok Sabha election campaign, she emerged as the biggest star campaigner in the state not only for her party but also for the ‘India’ alliance.

On April 21, a big rally was jointly organised by the ‘India’ alliance in Ranchi and after this she became the biggest face of the alliance in the state. She held public meetings in favour of the alliance candidates in all the 14 Lok Sabha constituencies of the state and in a way covered every inch of the state within two and a half months. The party provided her a helicopter, which enabled her to attend three to four rallies a day. Kalpana Soren prominently raised the issue of Hemant Soren’s arrest in election rallies. She presented the details of the government’s work for tribals, women and youth in her own style. She also targeted the central government and the BJP in her speeches.

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