The ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday registered an emphatic win within the bypolls by securing victory in three of the 4 seats. The outcomes introduced much-needed reduction to the BJP, which was desperately eager to assuage the disappointing loss within the Damoh meeting bypoll held earlier this yr.
The BJP secured victories in Khandwa Lok Sabha seat, and within the meeting seats of Jobat and Prithvipur, whereas the Congress secured win in Satna district’s Raigaon.
The outcomes additionally proved that the state, which sells the most costly petrol–diesel within the nation, had no affect of the spiralling gasoline costs on the general public despite the fact that Congress raised this problem throughout their campaigning.
On the Khandwa LS seat, BJP’s Gyaneshwar Patil defeated Congress Rajnarayan Singh in a one-sided contest, with over 80,000 votes. The end result was, nonetheless, anticipated as Khandwa had been a saffron bastion for years, whereas the Congress suffered a rift over ticket distribution for the seat.
Former Union minister Arun Yadav had denied contesting the ballot, however he remained an integral a part of the campaigning all through.
In Prithvipur, Congress’ Nitendra Singh Rathore went all the way down to BJP’s Shishupal Yadav who had contested the seat on a Samajwadi Social gathering ticket in 2018. The competition was neck-and-neck after the counting started, with each events accusing one another of tampering with the ballot course of. Yadav received by a margin of 15,886 votes. It appears Rathore, who misplaced his MLA father Brijendra Singh Rathore, did not garner the sympathy votes.
At Jobat, Congress turncoat Sulochana Rawat who had joined the BJP, turned the tables and received on the BJP ticket by a margin of 6,080 votes, defeating Mahesh Patel of the Congress. Rawat had left the Congress sensing she wouldn’t be provided a ticket.
The Congress may solely win from Raigain the place its candidate Kalpana Verma received by a margin of over 12,000 votes.
The BJP misplaced this seat on account of factionalism. Late MLA Jugal Kishore Bahgri’s son Pushpraj and his sister-in-law had filed nomination solely to withdraw it later after being denied tickets. Sources claimed that BJP ‘rebels’ by no means actually labored in favour of the official candidate, Pratima Bagri. Raigaon had been a BJP BJP since round 35 years.
Whereas the Congress managed to breach BJP stronghold, Raigaon, it couldn’t handle to maintain its personal bastions, Jobat and Prithvipur, protected.
BJP victory in Cong bastions heartening: CM Chouhan
BJP state president head VD Sharma and CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached the get together headquarters round midday and celebrated the bypoll victory with sweets and crackers.
In the meantime, accepting the defeat, former CM Kamal Nath tweeted: “We settle for the mandate with respect and can ponder over them.” He additionally alleged that the BJP received by energy of cash, muscle and misuse of presidency equipment. “We are going to proceed to battle for the rights of the general public,” added Nath.
Calling the outcomes encouraging, CM Chouhan mentioned that the BJP victory within the Congress bastions of Jobat and Prithvipur are heartening and historic. “I’m pleased we managed to win the religion of tribal brothers-sisters in Jobat,” he added.