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Madhya Pradesh Bypolls Result 2018: Congress wins both Mungaoli, and Kolaras; CM Shivraj says BJP gave good fight

The counting of votes for the Mungaoli and Kolaras Assembly bypolls in Madhya Pradesh is underway, an Election Commission official said.

FP Staff February 28, 2018 18:52:56 IST
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Madhya Pradesh Bypolls Result 2018: Congress wins both Mungaoli, and Kolaras; CM Shivraj says BJP gave good fight

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16:48 (ist)

Congress workers begins celebrations as party fortifies lead in Mungaoli, Kolaras 

According to a report in Congress-owned newspaper Navjeevan, the party workers have begun celebrations outside the party's state unit headquarters. After the 14th round of counting of votes on the Mungawali seat, the Congress has been leading with 3222 votes. Congress is also moving forward in Kolaras After the completion of 9 round count, the Congress is leading an increase of 2250 votes.

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Feb 28, 2018 - 21:03 (IST)

Congress wins both Mungaoli and Kolasar seats

It is the fourth consecutive victory of Congress in the state. First was Ater, then Khajuraho in 2017 and today after winning Mungaoli, Congress just now bagged the fourth seat, Kolaras.

Feb 28, 2018 - 19:23 (IST)

Congress leader claims party's  victory in bypoll rejection of BJP rule 

Feb 28, 2018 - 19:20 (IST)

Congress wins Mungaoli with a margin of 2,124 votes

Feb 28, 2018 - 18:11 (IST)

 In Mungaoli Congress candidate Brijendra Singh Yadav leads in 18th round.

Feb 28, 2018 - 18:09 (IST)

Here's what the latest figures from Mungaoli look like

Feb 28, 2018 - 17:54 (IST)

Congress leading by 4000 votes in Kolaras

Feb 28, 2018 - 17:48 (IST)

Competition turns neck and neck in Mungaoli as BJP dampens Congress lead

BJP's Baisahab Yadav from Mungaoli had surged ahead decreasing the difference of votes between him and Congress candidate Brijendra Singh Yadav. The BJP won  in the 13th, 14th and 15th rounds but the Congress made a return in the 16th round, winning it by 484 votes. Three more rounds of counting are left. Right now the Congress leads by 2985 votes.

Feb 28, 2018 - 17:36 (IST)

 After 13 rounds, Congress candidate is leading by 4,000 votes in Kolaras.

Feb 28, 2018 - 17:32 (IST)

Congress candidate in Mungaoli extends lead

Brajendra Singh Yadav, Congress candidate in Mungaoli assembly seat is now leading by 4251 votes.

Feb 28, 2018 - 17:31 (IST)

BJP put up a good fight: Shivraj Singh Chauhan

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has said: ""BJP put up a good fight in the bypolls. We had lost these seats in 2013 assembly elections even when there was a BJP wave (in the state). However, complete results are yet to come," Hindustan Times quoted him as saying. 

The counting of votes for the Mungaoli and Kolaras Assembly bypolls in Madhya Pradesh is underway, an Election Commission official said.
The counting process began at 8 am, the official said.

At both the seats, there is a direct fight between the Congress and the BJP. Security has been stepped up at the two counting centres, the official said.

On 24 February, Mungaoli and Kolaras recorded a voters' turnover of 77.05 and 70.4 percent respectively.

The bypolls were necessitated due to the death of Congress MLAs Mahendra Singh Kalukheda (Mungaoli) and Ram Singh Yadav (Kolaras). Both seats are in the Guna Lok Sabha constituency, represented by senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia.

The total number of voters in the two constituencies are 2,44,457 (Kolaras) and 1,91,009 (Mungaoli).

Thirteen candidates including the Congress' Brijendra Singh Yadav, BJP's Bai Sahib are in the fray in Mungaoli bypolls while 22 candidates including Congress' Mahendra Singh Yadav and BJP's Devendra Jain are contesting in Kolaras bypolls.

With inputs from PTI

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