Chitrakoot Assembly bypoll result: The counting of votes polled in the November 9 by-election began at around 8 am amid tight security. Around 65 per cent voting was recorded in the bypoll necessitated following the death of sitting Congress MLA Prem Singh (65). Singh had won the assembly constituency, bordering Uttar Pradesh, in the 1998, 2003 and 2013 elections. However, he had lost the seat to BJP’s Surendra Singh Gaharwar in the 2008 polls. Though 12 candidates contested the by-election, the main fight is between Congress candidate Nilanshu Chaturvedi and BJP’s Shankar Dayal Tripathi.
Chitrakoot Assembly bypoll result: Here are all the LIVE updates:-
3:13 PM Madhya Pradesh Congress congratulates party workers, pays thanks to voters
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— MP Congress (@INCMP) November 12, 2017
2:02 PM: Congress candidate Nilanshu Chaturvedi wins, defeats BJP rival by over 14,000 votes
1:53 PM Though 12 candidates contested the by-election, the fight was on between Chaturvedi and Tripathi.
1:15 PM The counting till now shows that the seat will go to Congress, but what happens here does not denote the mood of the state, says BJP
12:40 PM: Reportedly, Congress is set to win Chitrakoot bypoll.
12:16 PM Reportedly, Congress is leading BJP by 25231 votes after 12th round of counting
12:15 PM Congress candidate Nilanshu Chaturvedi leading BJP’s Shankar Dayal Tripathi with over 18,000 votes after 9th round of counting.
12:10 PM Congress candidate Nilanshu Chaturvedi was leading by 15,000 votes over his nearest BJP rival Shankar Dayal Tripathi at the end of the 7th round of counting in Chitrakoot Assembly bypoll in Madhya Pradesh.
12:07 PM Chaturvedi was leading by 15,000 votes over Tripathi at the end of the seventh round of counting, an election official said.
12:02 PM The counting began at 8 am on Sunday