Counting of votes for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly election 2018 will begin at 8 AM and first trends are expected to pour in an hour or so. A single phase election for the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly took place on November 28, 2018 amidst heavy security. The major national parties which contested the elections were Indian National Congress (INC) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Also Read - MP: 168 Injured as Villagers Pelt Stones During 'Gotmaar' Festival in Chhindwara | Watch
There are 230+1 (nominated) assembly constituencies in the state ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Of the 230 seats, the BJP holds 166, the Congress 57, the BSP 4 and Independent one. Shivraj Singh Chouhan has been the Chief Minister of the state since December 12, 2008. Before him, Uma Bharti and Babulal Gaur served the state as BJP chief ministers for a short while. Chouhan has won two successive elections, keeping him in power for more than 12 years. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh: Pragya Ahead, Scindia Trails, BJP Leading in 28 of 29 LS Seats
Here are some details of Junnardeo, Amarwara, Churai, Saunsar, Chhindwara, Parasia and Pandhurna Assembly seats: Also Read - Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Vote Counting Updates: Congress Bags Chhindwara, BJP Sweeps Bhopal, Balaghat, Hoshangabad, Vidisha, Bhopal, Rajgarh
Junnardeo: This constituency is reserved for Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates. In 2013, BJP’s Nathan Shah Kevreti had won the seat. He had garnered 74319 votes. For the 2018 crucial polls, BJP has fielded Ashish Thakur, Congress has nominated Sunil Uikey. Several independent candidates like Ganesh Kumre, Dinesh Ivanti, Mohan Uikey and Saganlal are also in fray.
Amarwara: It is part of Chhindwara Lok Sabha constituency. It has been reserved for Scheduled Tribe Candidates. In 2013, Congress’ Kamlesh Shah had registered thumping victory from the seat. He had defeated BJP’s Uttam Premnarayan Thakur. For the 2018 crucial polls, BJP has fielded Prem Narayan Thakur, Congress has nominated Kamlesh Pratap Shah. Several independent candidates like Kallulal Uikey, Galiram Badiva and Vinita Amodiya are also in fray.
Churai: In 2013, BJP’s Ramesh Dudey had registered thumping victory from the seat. He had defeated Congress’ Choudhary Gambheer Singh. For 2018 polls, BJP has fielded Ramesh Dudey, Congress has nominated Sujeet Choudhary.
Saunsar: In 2013, BJP’s Nanabhau Mohod had won the seat. He had defeated Congress’ Bhagvat Mahajan. Mohod had bagged 69257 votes while Mahajan got 60841 votes. For 2018 polls, BJP has retained Nanabhau Mahod, while Congres has fielded Vijay Revanth Chore.
Chhindwara: In 2013, BJP’s Chandrabhansingh Kubersingh had defeat Congress’ Deepak Saxena from Chhindwara, constituency number 126. Kubersingh had garnered 97769 votes while Congress’ saxena had bagged 72991 votes. For 2018 polls, both BJP and Congress retained their last year candidates. Besides Kubersingh and Saxena candidates from BSP and AAP are also in fray.
Parasia: Constituency number 127 Parasia is reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC) candidates. In 2013, Congress’ Sohanlal Valmik had registered thumping victory from Parasia. He had defeated BJP’s Tarachand Bavariya. For 2018 polls, both BJP and Congress retained Bavariya and Valmik respectively.
Pandhurna: This constituency is reserved for Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates. In 2013, Congress’ Jatan Uikey had won the seat by defeating ruling party’s Tikaram Korachi. Uikey had bagged 61741 votes while Korachi bagged 60263 votes. For 2018 polls, BJP has retained Tikaram Korachi and Congress has fielded Nilesh Uike. BSP, AAP and Independent candiates are also in the battle from constituency number 128.