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Congress defeats BJP in crucial MP's Chitrakoot Assembly bypoll

PTI
Published : Nov 12, 2017, 3:12 pm IST
Updated : Nov 12, 2017, 5:13 pm IST

Around 65 per cent voting was recorded in the bypoll necessitated following the death of sitting Congress MLA Prem Singh (65).

The counting of votes polled in the November 9 by-election began at around 8 am amid tight security in Satna district, around 400 km from here. (Photo: @INCMP/Twitter)
 The counting of votes polled in the November 9 by-election began at around 8 am amid tight security in Satna district, around 400 km from here. (Photo: @INCMP/Twitter)

Bhopal: The Congress on Sunday won the Chitrakoot Assembly bypoll in Madhya Pradesh with its candidate Nilanshu Chaturvedi defeating his nearest BJP rival Shankar Dayal Tripathi by a margin of 14,133 votes.

While Chaturvedi polled 66,810 votes, Tripathi got 52,677 votes, returning officer A P Dwivedi said.

 

The counting of votes polled in the November 9 by-election began at around 8 am amid tight security in Satna district, around 400 km from here.

Around 65 per cent voting was recorded in the bypoll necessitated following the death of sitting Congress MLA Prem Singh (65).

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Singh had won the assembly constituency, bordering Uttar Pradesh, in the 1998, 2003 and 2013 elections.

However, he had lost the seat to BJP's Surendra Singh Gaharwar in the 2008 polls. Though 12 candidates contested the by-election, the fight was on between Chaturvedi and Tripathi.

Tags: chitrakoot assembly bypoll, nilanshu chaturvedi, congress, bjp
Location: India, Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal