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How the CMs Fared

Digvijay Singh retained his Raghogarh seat but his winning margin came down by more than half. The last time he won by more than 54,000 votes, this time by only 21,164.

india Updated: Dec 05, 2003 12:37 IST

Digvijay Singh retained his Raghogarh seat but his winning margin came down by more than half. The last time he won by more than 54,000 votes, this time by only 21,164.

Ashok Gehlot too won comfortably: by over 19,000 votes. But the last time his winning margin was more than 39,000 votes

Sheila Dikshit led the Delhi charge from the front. While she won by a mere 5,000 votes the last time, she won handsomely this time: by over 21,000 votes

Ajit Jogi too improved his winning margin. The last time he won by 51,000 votes, this time by over 54,000

FALLING BASTIONS

In Chhattisgarh, the tribal belt of Bastar was a traditional Congress bastion. It won all six seats last time, but this time the BJP won four

In Rajasthan too the Congress suffered heavily in its stronghold bastions in Marwar and Mewar. Independents, mostly rebels of the BJP and the Congress, made their presence felt in about a dozen constituencies

In Madhya Pradesh, the BJP wrested 51 crucial seats from the Malwa-Nimar region, defeating many Congress stalwarts including cabinet rank ministers. In 1998, Congress had won 48 seats from here while the BJP had 17

Old Hands

Former Rajasthan chief minister Shiv Charan Mathur won from Mandalgarh, defeating the BJP’s Kirti Kumari by 759 votes

Rajasthan’s former minister Narendra Singh Bhati won from Osian defeating Banne Singh of the BJP by 4235 votes

Former Rajasthan CM Jagannath Pahadia won from Weir, defeating his BJP rival Gangaram Kohli by 5000 votes

First Published: Dec 05, 2003 01:55 IST