People eagerly anticipate BJP’s comeback in Jabera

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 24 Oct 2018 11:41:42


By Ashish Rajput

Damoh district’s Jabera Assembly Constituency No-56 proved an uphill task for Bharatiya Janata Party in last two assembly elections. Congress Party registered his two consecutive victories in the constituency. Jabera constituency witnessed triangular contests in 2008 and 2003 elections but Congress’ Pratap Singh registered one-sided victory in 2013 election. BJP’s Chandrabhan Singh won 2003 elections but Congress’ leader Ratnesh Saloman defeated him in 2008 elections. After the demise of Saloman, Pratap Singh registered victory in the constituency in 2013 election. Besides this, Hariram Thakur registered his strong presence as third leading candidate of Gondwana Gantantra Party in 2008 election and independent candidate in 2003 election.

In the Assembly Election – 2013, total 1,46,866 voters turnout was reported against 1,98,999 registered voters. Ten nominations were filed, two were withdrawn and eight candidates contested elections. Congress’ leader Pratap Singh (68,511 votes) emerged winner against his closest opponent BJP’s Dashrath Singh Lodhi ‘Dassu Bhaiyya’ (56,615 votes) by the lead of 11,896 votes. Bahujan Samaj Party’s Bhaiyyalal Munshi Ji (2,672 votes), Bharatiya Shakti Chetna Party’s Ashish Shukla Raju Bhaiyya (7,729 votes), Gondwana Gantantra Party’s Hariram Thakur (6,991 votes), independent candidates, Govind Singh (848 votes), Dashrath Singh (1,004 votes) and Virendra Dubey Binde Bhaiyya (2,469 votes).

In the Assembly Election – 2008, total 1,21,557 votes were cast out of 1,63,318 voters. Total 15 nominations were filed, two were rejected, two were withdrawn and 11 candidates contested elections. Congress Party’s Ratnesh Saloman (41,379 votes) defeated BJP’s Dashrath Singh Lodhi (39,617 votes) by the lead of 1,762 votes while Gondwana Gantantra Party’s Hariram Thakur (20,930 votes) was third leading candidate. Samajwadi Party’s Bhagwat Prasad Mehre (1,364 votes), Bahujan Samaj Party’s Acharya Sukhchain Rai (7,742 votes), Bharatiya Jan Shakti’s Bhav Singh Lodhi (2,895 votes), Indian Justice Party’s Sunil Kumar Gond (746 votes), independent candidates, Dashrath Singh (1,273 votes), Ratnesh Bhaiyya (1,521 votes), Ramjilal Tiwari (1,025 votes) and Hariram (3,074 votes). In the Assembly Election – 2003, 1,37,084 out of total 1,81,468 registered voters used their voting right. Total 15 nominations were filed, two were rejected, one was withdrawn and 12 candidates contested election.

BJP’s Chandrabhan Singh (55,092 votes) registered victory against Congress’ candidate Ratnesh Saloman (31,569 votes) by the lead of 23,523 votes while independent candidate Hariram Thakur (28,750 votes) emerged third leading candidate. Bahujan Samaj Party’s Bhanupratap Singh Lodhi (10,159 votes), Nationalist Congress Party’s Heeralal (1,412 votes), Samajwadi Party’s Komal (535 votes), independent candidates Khilan (563 votes), Chandrabhan Singh (484 votes), Chait Singh (503 votes), Dalu (802 votes), Hariram Singh Bamnauda (1,510 votes) and Halku (5,705 votes).