Katni’s Badwara: Hard nut to crack for Cong

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 01 Sep 2018 10:46:41


 

 

By Ashish Rajput

Katni’s Badwara Assembly Constituency No-91 proved a hard nut to crack for Congress party in last three Assembly elections. Bharatiya Janata Party’s sitting MLA Moti Kashyap twice registered victory in last two elections 2008 and 2013 while Janata Dal (United)’s Saroj Bacchan Nayak had emerged the winner in assembly elections 2003. In the 2013 elections, Congress’ candidate Vijay Raghvendra Singh registered his strong presence but lost the election by a close margin of only 3,237 votes.


In the Assembly Elections – 2013, a total number of 1,48,723 of total 2,07,175 voters used their voting rights. Total ten candidates filed their nominations but four nominations were rejected and total six candidates contested elections. BJP’s Moti Kashyap (62,292 votes) registered victory over his closest opponent Congress’ candidate Vijay Raghvendra Singh (59,005 votes) by the margin of 3,237 votes. Besides this, Bahujan Samaj Party’s Jhagdu Lal Kol (9,034 votes) was third leading candidate while Janata Dal (United)’s Roshni Bai Uikay (8,500 votes), Samajvadi Party’s Sukhlal (2,686 votes) and Lok Jan Shakti Party’s Anil Kumar Kol (2,766 votes).


In the Assembly Elections – 2008, total 1,09,494 votes were casted against 1,66,566 registered voters. Total 21 candidates filed their nominations and 10 nominations were cancelled. Total 11 candidates contested elections in which BJP’s Moti Kashyap (4,4440 votes) registered a big victory over Congress’ candidate Geeta Bhagat (19,476 votes) by the lead of 24,964 votes. Bahujan Samaj Party’s Suresh Kol (13,591 votes) was third leading candidate while independent candidate Tiru Guman Singh Dhurve (11,284 votes), Samajvadi Party’s Ahivaran Singh (2,613 votes), Janata Dal (United)’s Awadhraj Singh (2,132 votes), All India Forward Block’s Prahlad Singh Gond (789), Adwait Ishavasum Congress’s Phool Singh Warkade (767 votes), Bharatiya Jan Shakti’s Makrand Singh (6,719 votes), Indian Justice Party’s Babu Harvansh Singh (2,762 votes) and independent candidate Shiv Sahay Munna Bhai Barman (4,736 votes). In the Assembly Elections – 2003, a total number of 1,01,438 out of 1,42,529 voters casted votes. Total 13 candidates filed their nominations while one nomination was withdrawn and 12 candidates contested elections. Janata Dal (United)’s Saroj Bacchan Nayak (30,259 votes) registered victory over BJP’s Subhash Patel (24,711 votes) by the difference of 5,548 votes. Congress’ candidate Haji Gulam Sipten (17,521 votes) was third leading candidate while Janata Party’s Jiya Lal Choudhary (1,266 votes), Gondwana Gantantra Party’s Phool Singh (4,068 votes), Samajvadi Party’s Ramdev Dr. R. D. Patel (758 votes), Lok Jan Shakti Party’s Rupa Pandey (974 votes), Loktantrik Samajvadi Party’s Vindeshwari Prasad (1,164 votes), Rashtriya Samanta Dal’s Santosh Yadav (4,400 votes), independent candidates Malti Devi (1,960 votes) and Ram Singh (4,407 votes).