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Durg

Durg is a vibrant population in Chhattisgarh and is known as the home constituency of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Motilal Vohra.

india Updated: Oct 13, 2003 15:16 IST

The Durg district is a populous district of Chhattisgarh. It occupies the south-western part of the Chhattisgarh plain and possesses belts of hilly country in the south, southwest and north-west, bestowed with mineral resources and forests.

Durg is a vibrant population in Chhattisgarh and is known as the home constituency of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Motilal Vohra. Mr Vohra had won for a record five consecutive times from Durg in the 1972, 1977, 1980, 1985 and 1990 assembly elections.

After his election to the Lok Sabha from Rajnandgaon seat, the party fielded his son Arun Vohra in 1993. Arun defeated Hemchand Yadav but the latter avenged the defeat in 1998 elections.

Durg has always voted for the Congress ever since 1967 and it was the first time that a non-Congress candidate was elected from here in 1998.

 Year WinnerParty Runner-up Party Victory margin 
1998 Hemchand Yadav BJP Arun Vohra INC  3,279
1993 Arun Vohra INC Hemchand Yadav BJP 17,120
1990 Motilal Vohra INC Pradeep Choubey JD 15,789
1985 Motilal Vohra INC Bishe Yadav BJP 38,464
1980 Motilal Vohra INC Mukhtiyar Singh BJP 20,582
1977 Motilal Vohra INC Mohanlal Bakliwal JNP   8,565
1972 Motilal Vohra INC Vinshu Prasad Shukla BJS 21,535
1967  R Jha INC M Lal BJS 10,993

Detailed result: 1998

First Published: Oct 13, 2003 15:16 IST