Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) candidate Dilli Ram Thapa today won the upper Burtuk Assembly seat, garnering 8,406 votes in the bypolls.
Five Independent candidates contesting from the seat got 449 votes. Nota votes share stood at 100 of the total votes polled.
The bypoll was necessitated following the disqualification of sitting MLA Prem Singh Tamang (Goley), who was accused of misappropriation of funds during his tenure as the state Animal Husbandry department minister in 1996-97.
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