New Delhi: Counting of votes for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly election 2018 is underway and the early trends have started to pour in. 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).
Here are the details of Maheshwar, Kasrawad, Khargone, Bhagwanpura, Sendhawa, Rajpur, Pansemal Assembly seats.
Maheshwar: This constituency is reserved for Scheduled Castes (SC) candidates. In 2013 polls, BJP’s Rajkumar Mev had defeated Congress’ Sunil Khande by a margin of 4,700 votes. BJP’s Shri Bhupendra Arya is up against Congress Vijay Laxmi Sadho for 2018 polls.
Kasrawad: In 2013, Congress’s Sachin Subhashchandra Yadav had defeated BJP’s Atmaram Patel by a margin of 11,000 votes. For 2018 polls, BJP has fielded Atmaram Patel against Congress’ Sachin Subhashchandra Yadav.
Khargone: In 2013, BJP’s Balkrishan Patidar had defeated the Congress’ Ravi Ramesh Chandra Joshi by a margin of 6,800 votes.
For the 2018 assembly elections, BJP has fielded Balkrishan Patidar and Congress has fielded Ravi Joshi.
Bhagwanpura: The constituency of Bhagwanpura is reserved for Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates. In 2013 polls, Congress leader Vijay Singh defeated BJP’s Gajendra Singh by a margin of 1,800 votes. For 2018 polls, BJP has fielded Jamna Singh Solanki and Congress has fielded Vijay Singh Solanki.
Sendhawa: This constituency is reserved for the Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates. In 2013 polls, BJP’s Antar Singh defeated the Congress’s Dayaram Patel by a margin of 25,000 votes. For 2018 polls, BJP has fielded Antar Singh Arya and Congress has nominated Gyarasilal Rawat
Rajpur: This Vidhan Sabha seat is also reserved for Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates. In 2013 polls, Congress’s Bala Bachchan had defeated BJP’s Devisingh Patel by a margin of 11,000 votes. For the 2018 Assembly elections, the BJP has fielded Antar Patel and Congress has retained Bachchan.
Pansemal: This constituency is reserved for Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates. In 2013, BJP’s Diwan Singh Patel had defeated Congress’ Chandrabhaga Kirade by a margin of 7,300 votes in Pansemal. For 2018 Assembly elections, both Congress and BJP have retained their same candidates.