Crucial BJP-BSP contest in offing at Raigaon

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 28 Oct 2018 11:49:10


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Ashish Rajput,

Satna district’s Raigaon Assembly Constituency No-62 witnessed a crucial triangular contest between Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress Party. BSP succeeded in breaking the bastion of BJP in 2013 election after its two consecutive victories in 2003 and 2008 elections. Congress party remained on third position in the constituency but failed in obtaining majority of votes. Previous two elections proved close contests between BJP and BSP. BJP’s Jugul Kishore registered his two consecutive victories in 2003 and 2008 elections but BSP’s Usha Choudhary routed BJP’s Pushpraj Bagri in 2013 elections after being defeated against Jugal Kishore in 2008 election. In the Assembly Election – 2013, total 19,859 voters turnout was reported against total number of 1,82891 voters.

Total 16 nominations were filed, one was rejected, three were withdrawn and 12 candidates contested elections. BSP’s Usha Choudhary (42,610 votes) registered victory against BJP’s Pushpraj Bagri (38,501 votes) by the lead of 4,109 votes. Congress Party’s Gayaprasad Bagri (27,708 votes) was third leading candidate. Rashtriya Parivartan Dal’s Dilip Kumar (1,615 votes), Samta Samadhan Party’s Maniram Bagri (292 votes), All India Forward Block’s Rajendra Dahia (1,032 votes), Samajwadi Party’s Sukhvanti Kori (1,460 votes), Gondwana Gantantra Party’s Hanuman Deen (353 votes), independent votes, Chhotelal Dohar (953 votes), Dheerendra Singh Dheeru (3,780 votes), Baijnath Choudhary (815 votes) and Shivbahore (740 votes).


In the Assembly Election – 2008, total 1,00,888 voters casted their votes against registered numbers of 1,51,767 voters. Total 18 nominations were filed, two were rejected and total 16 candidates contested election. BJP’s Jugul Kishore (31,936 votes) defeated BSP’s Usha Choudhary (28,085 votes) by the margin of 3,851 votes. Congress Party’s Pragendra Singh Bagri (18,074 votes) secured third position. Samajwadi Party’s Malkhan Singh (696 votes), Indian Justice Party’s Kallu Prasad (328 votes), Lok Jan Shakti Party’s Dilip Kumar (355 votes), Gondwana Mukti Sena’s Pushpendra Bagri (662 votes), Samanta Dal’s Ram Bahori Prajapati (11,198 votes), Bharatiya Jan Shakti’s Ram Vishwas Kori (4,095 votes), Gondwana Gantantra Party’s Hari Narayan Ahirwar (388 votes), independent candidates, Bhag Chandra Dahayat (462 votes), Mithai Lal (365 votes), Meera Choudhary (464 votes), Ramayan Choudhary (986 votes), Ramashraya Prasad (1,015 votes) and Sunder Lal Choudhary (1,809 votes).


In the Assembly Election – 2003, total 98,684 votes were casted against total 1,51,864 voters. Total 21 nominations were filed, five were rejected, one was withdrawn and 15 candidates contested election. BJP’s Jugul Kishore (31,389 votes) defeated his closest opponent BSP’s Usha Choudhary (21,401 votes) by the lead of 9,988 votes. Congress’ candidate Baijnath Choudhary (12,522 votes), Indian National Congress’ Chintamani (1,004 votes), Samajwadi Party’s Kishore Malik (1,024 votes), Lok Jan Shakti Party’s Dilip Kumar (1,410 votes), Shakti Dal’s Dheerendra Singh Dheeru (4,173 votes), Rashtriya Samanta Dal’s Balmik (12,407 votes), Apna Dal’s Lalji (589 votes), Gondwana Gantantra Party’s Shiv Kumar (552 votes), independent candidates, Dadoli Prasad (2,021 votes), Pankaj (806 votes), Rani Devi (5,217 votes), Ram Sujan (1,625 votes), Ramashaya Prasad (2,544 votes).