Congress maintains Chitrakoot Assembly seat in Madhya Pradesh by beating BJP over 14,100 votes

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By Press Trust of India|Updated: 12th November 2017

Congress leads with over 15,000 votes after the 7th stage of counting in the Chitrakoot by-poll. (File image).

BHOPAL: The Congress today maintained the Chitrakoot Assembly constituency in Madhya Pradesh with its prospect winning the seat in a bypoll with a better margin of over 14,000 votes.

In the 2013 Assembly surveys, the party had actually won the seat with a margin of 10,970 votes.

Congress’ Nilanshu Chaturvedi beat his closest competitor, Shankar Dayal Tripathi of the BJP, by 14,133 votes in the bypoll which was hung on November 9, returning officer A P Dwivedi stated.

Chaturvedi surveyed 66,810 votes, while Tripathi needed to be content with 52,677 votes. As lots of as 2,455 votes were surveyed under the ‘none of the above’ (NOTA) classification.

The counting of votes started at around 8 am in the middle of a tight security in Satna district, around 400 km from here.

Around 65 percent ballot was taped in the bypoll, which was required in the Assembly section following the death of its Congress MLA Prem Singh (65 ).

Singh had actually won from Chitrakoot, surrounding Uttar Pradesh, in the 1998, 2003 and 2013 state Assembly surveys. In 2008, he had actually lost the seat to BJP’s Surendra Singh Gaharwar.

12 prospects were in the fray, the primary contest in the bypoll was in between Chaturvedi and Tripathi.

Accepting the defeat, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan tweeted stating public required was supreme in democracy.

” I thank individuals for their assistance. Absolutely nothing will be available in the method of Chitrakoot’s advancement. My goal is to establish whole Madhya Pradesh,” the tweet even more check out.

Congress employees commemorated the triumph by breaking crackers outside the party’s state head office, Indira Bhawan in Bhopal, whereas the state BJP head office, Deendayal Parishad, used a deserted appearance.

Based on the Hindu folklore, throughout his exile, Lord Rama had actually invested nearly 12 years in the forests of Chitrakoot with better half Sita and sibling Laxmana.

The BJP had actually conjured up Lord Rama throughout its project for the bypoll.

After the bypoll success today, the joyous Congress employees raised mottos such as “BJP ke lag gaye kam, jai shri Ram, jai shri Ram (the BJP is beat, hail Lord Rama)”.

Inquired about the saffron party conjuring up Lord Rama in the run-up to the bypoll, state Congress chief Arun Yadav informed press reporters that it was his partymen, who were the real worshippers of the Hindu god.

” Lord Rama assists the upright and sincere, not the corrupt,” he stated.

Leader of Opposition in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly Ajay Singh stated, “The exile of the Congress in the state has actually ended from the ‘taposthali’ of Lord Rama. The party has actually won from.
locations where Chouhan held public conferences. The BJP prospect has actually been beat from his own town in addition to the town of his in-laws.”.

In action to an inquiry, Singh stated the primary minister had actually made the Chitrakoot bypoll a status concern for himself.

” The survey results program that individuals of the state desire Chouhan’s exit now,” he included.

State BJP chief Nandkumar Singh Chauhan, nevertheless, soft-pedaled the defeat in the bypoll stating the seat generally came from the Congress.

” This is among the seats which generally come from the Congress. In the 2008 election, BJP prospect Surendra Singh Gaharwar had actually won this seat.

” Chitrakoot does not show the state of mind of the whole state. We did anticipate to win. Now, we will evaluate the survey result and discover the causes behind our defeat,” he stated.