MP bypolls: BJP ahead in 1 LS, 2 assembly seats, Congress leads in Raigaon

Updated on Nov 02, 2021 11:41 AM IST
  • The by-elections in all the four constituencies in Madhya Pradesh was necessitated due to the demise of the sitting representatives. 
Madhya Pradesh bypolls: BJP leading on 1 LS, 3 assembly seats, show early trends (Representational image)(HTPhotos)
Madhya Pradesh bypolls: BJP leading on 1 LS, 3 assembly seats, show early trends (Representational image)(HTPhotos)
Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was leading in two assembly seats and one Lok Sabha constituency in Madhya Pradesh where the counting of votes was underway on Tuesday, the latest trends showed. The Congress, on the other hand, was ahead in one seat. The counting of votes is underway for the Khandwa Lok Sabha constituency and three assembly seats of Prithvipur, Raigaon (SC) and Jobat (ST) in Madhya Pradesh.

In the Khandwa Lok Sabha seat, BJP candidate Gyaneshwar Patil was leading by 14,365 votes over his Congress rival Rajnarayan Singh Purni, an official told news agency PTI.

According to updates after seven rounds of counting, BJP candidate Sulochana Rawat was leading with 5,583 votes in Madhya Pradesh's Jobat assembly seat. From the Raigaon assembly seat, the Congress's Kalpana Verma took the lead of 1,489 votes, leaving behind BJP's Pratima Bagri, the latest trends further showed.

From the Prithvipur assembly seat in Niwari district, BJP's Shishupal Singh Yadav was ahead of his Congress rival Nitendra Singh Rathore by 430 votes, according to the latest trends cited by PTI.

The by-elections in all the four constituencies in Madhya Pradesh was necessitated due to the demise of the sitting representatives. As many as 48 candidates are in the fray for the four seats.

In the bypolls on Saturday, 63.88% voter turnout was recorded in the Khandwa Lok Sabha constituency while Jobat, Prithvipur and Raigaon assembly seats recorded 55.30%, 78.14% and 69.01% turnout respectively.

While the Khandwa Lok Sabha constituency and Raigaon assembly seat were previously with the ruling BJP, Jobat and Prithvipur were held by its arch-rival Congress. The two parties are also in a direct contest in other bypolls. Currently, the BJP enjoys a comfortable majority in the MP state assembly with 126 out of the 230 total seats while Congress holds 94 seats.

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