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Jabalpur Cantonment

Jabalpur was the capital of the Gond Kings during the 12th century as also the seat of the Kalchuri dynasty.

india Updated: Oct 13, 2003 15:16 IST

Jabalpur was the capital of the Gond Kings during the 12th century as also the seat of the Kalchuri dynasty. Jabalpur was ruled by the Marathas until 1817, when the British wrested the city from them.

British presence is very much visible in Jabalpur with the spacious cantonment which still houses a command of Indian Army and the Ordnance Depot. The barraks and spacious colonies espousing British architecture also make the distinct.

Though the BJP which could win Jabalpur Cantonment seat only twice since it has had a very strong presence in the constituency. Presently, the BJP MLA Ishwardas Rohani is also the deputy speaker of the Madhya Pradesh Assembly.

Jabalpur cantonment was represented by Dinesh Chand and Chandra Mohan of Congress twice while Ishwardas Rohani of BJP won consecutively during the last two terms.

 Year WinnerParty Runner-up Party Victory margin 
1998 Ishwardas Rohani BJP Prem Dubey INC  7,289
1993 Ishwardas Rohani BJP Chandra Mohan INC  7,041
1990 Chandra Mohan INC Anand Bernard BJP  3,876
1985 Chandra Mohan INC Dilip Yadav  BJP 12,436
1980 Dinesh Chand INC SS Gumar BJP   7,563
1977 Dinesh Chand Mishra INC Sukhdeo Yadav JNP       13
1972 Manmohandas INC Jaishri Banerjee BJS 23,385
1967  M Das INC R Agrawal BJS   8,217

Detailed result: 1998

First Published: Oct 13, 2003 15:16 IST