Chouhan wins Budhni assembly bypoll

The BJP leader won the bypoll defeating his nearest Congress rival Raj Kumar Patel by 36,525 votes.

india Updated: May 06, 2006 12:54 IST

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday won the bypoll in Budhni assembly constituency defeating his nearest Congress rival Raj Kumar Patel by 36,525 votes.

Chouhan, who had been sworn in as Chief Minister on November 29, 2005, secured 66,689 votes as against 30,164 votes polled by Patel, a former state Minister, in the by-election held on May 3, official sources said.

First Published: May 06, 2006 12:54 IST