Chitrakoot Assembly bypoll: Congress candidate Nilanshu Chaturvedi wins by over 14000 votes

13 November, 2017, 03:21 | Author: Brenda Erickson
  • In Big Boost Congress Keeps BJP Out In Key Madhya Pradesh Seat

Describing the victory as "winds of change", several senior Congress leaders took to twitter to thank the voters."My gratitude to the people of Chitrakoot and congratulations to the candidate and the workers". Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan voiced for BJP's Shankar Dayal Tripathi whereas MP Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia backed Congress' Nilanshu Chaturvedi.

The Congress' communication chief Randeep Surjewala said the victory signalled the change in political mood in the country. "Many thanks to the people of #Chitrakoot for their faith and trust in the Congress party", he tweeted. Prem Singh had won the Assembly constituency, bordering Uttar Pradesh, in 1the 998, 2003 and 2013 Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections. "BJP lost in the land of Ram Lalla (Lord Ram is said to have spent 12 years of his exile in Chitrakoot) because it deviated from Ram", said a senior Congress leader.

He, however, said that his party would review the by-election's outcome.

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Chaturvedi led right from the start of vote count at 8 a.m. and kept increasing his winning lead, officials said. With a win once again in Chitrakoot, Nilanshu Chaturvedi will become the 57th party MLA in the 230 members House of Madhya Pradesh.

Summary: State BJP chief Nandkumar Singh Chouhan and Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar went village to village talking of state government schemes. However, the voters did not deviate from their decision to get the BJP defeated.

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