In Madhya Pradesh (madhya pradesh by election), by-elections are to be held on 30 October for 3 assembly and 1 Lok Sabha seat. The fate of 55 candidates is at stake in this by-election. Giving information about the by-election on Tuesday, the election officer said that Monday was the last date to withdraw nominations. After which maximum 19 candidates have been left in the fray for Raigaon (SC) assembly seat of Satna district and 16 from Khandwa Lok Sabha constituency. He told that nine candidates are in the fray from Jobat (ST) assembly seat of Alirajpur district and 11 candidates from Prithvipur assembly seat of Niwari district.
However, the main contest in the state is between the ruling BJP and the opposition Congress. In Khandwa Lok Sabha seat, BJP has fielded former district panchayat president Dnyaneshwar Patil, refusing to give ticket to Harshvardhan Singh Chauhan, son of late MP Nandkumar Singh Chauhan. Congress has fielded former MLA Raj Narayan Singh Purni from here.
BJP has nominated Sulochana Rawat as its candidate.
BJP has given ticket to Sulochana Rawat while Congress has given ticket to Mahesh Patel for the by-election on Jobat seat, which fell vacant due to the death of Congress MLA Kalavati Bhuria. Former MLA Sulochana Rawat has recently left Congress and joined BJP. She had earlier won from this seat on Congress ticket twice in 1998 and 2008.
The BJP has fielded Bagri’s daughter-in-law Pratima Bagri for the Raigaon seat, which was vacated by the death of BJP MLA Jugal Kishore Bagri. Whereas Congress has given ticket to Kalpana Verma from here. Verma had contested against Bagri in the 2018 assembly elections.
Counting of votes will be done on November 3
Congress has fielded his son Nitendra Rathore from Prithvipur seat, which fell vacant after the death of Congress MLA and former minister Brijendra Singh Rathore, while BJP has fielded Shishupal Singh Yadav from here. Yadav joined BJP after leaving Samajwadi Party. By-elections to one Lok Sabha and three assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh will be held on October 30 and counting of votes will be held on November 3.
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