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BJP forces Congress to bite the dust

PTI | ByPress Trust of India, Raipur
May 14, 2004 05:25 PM IST

The BJP has forced Congress to bite the dust in Chhattisgarh by winning ten out of total 11 seats even as former CM Ajit Jogi won by over one lakh votes from Mahasamund.

Ruling BJP on Thursday forced Congress to bite the dust in Chhattisgarh by winning ten out of total 11 seats even as former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi won by over one lakh votes from Mahasamund.

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BJP continued to sweep the tribal and SC areas, which constitute a majority of the total population, as it has won from all the four ST and two SC seats, besides registering victory from four general seats as well.

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BJP has also snatched two seats from Congress whereas Jogi managed to retain Mahasamund, which was represented by SC Shukla (Congress) in the dissolved Lok Sabha.

Jogi's win assumes significance since he was not only struggling to carve out a position for himself following his alleged involvement in cash-for-MLAs episode but he was also the main plank of BJP in the December one assembly poll.

Jogi defeated six-time Mahasamund MP VC Shukla by a margin of 1,18,505 votes despite being seriously injured in a road mishap on April 11.

Although BSP fielded eleven candidates and Samajwadi Party ten, they failed to win any seat.

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