Katni’s Mudwara seat: Tough for Cong

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Sep 2018 11:10:48



By Ashish Rajput

Increasing the difference of defeat in Katni’s Mudwara Assembly Constituency No-93 is a matter of serious concern for Congress Party. Congress Party had changed its candidature in this constituency in previous three elections but failed in improving its performance. Similarly, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) also changed its candidates in three elections and improved its strength in the constituency. Congress’ candidate Alka Jain faced defeat by 11,450 votes in 2003, Priyadarshni Gond was defeated by 30,069 votes in 2008 and Firoz Ahmed lost elections by record number of 47,138 votes in 2013. After the delimitation, Mudwara constituency number was changed from 112 to 93 and numbers of voters were reduced by 22,693. Numbers of voters were increased by 50,061 votes in the year 2013.

In the Assembly Elections – 2013, a total number of 1,42,996 of 2,11524 voters used their voting rights. Total 15 candidates filed their nominations, one nomination was rejected, three candidates withdrawn their nominations and 11 candidates contested elections. BJP’s Sandeep Jaiswal (87,396 votes) registered victory over Congress’ Firoz Ahmed (40258 votes) by a record margin of 47,138 votes. Bahujan

Samaj Party’s Ravindra Gujju Verma (4,444 votes) was third leading candidates, Bharatiya Shakti Chetna Party’s Anil Kumar Advani (1,042 votes), Janata Dal (United)’s Ashok Sharma (569 votes), Lok Jan Shakti Party’s M.H. Khan (270 votes), Samajvadi Party’s Vijay Kumar Kankane (544 votes), Loktantrik Samajvadi Party’s Vindhyeshwari Patel (1,352 votes), independent candidates Durge Mausi (565 votes), Rajesh Rayak Surabh (1,242 votes) and VInod Kumar Badgaiyya (883 votes). In the Assembly Elections – 2008, total 1,08,682 voters casted votes against total number of 1,61,463 voters. Record number of 31 nominations were filed in which four were rejected, eight candidates withdrawn their nominations and 19 candidates contested elections. BJP’s Giriraj Kishore (51,604 votes) routed his closest opponent Congress’ Priyadarshni Gond (21,538 votes) by the margin of 30,069 votes. Bahujan Samaj Party’s Brajmohan Tiwari (12,147 votes) was third leading candidate while Samajvadi Party’s In the Assembly Elections – 2008, total 1,18,274 votes were casted against a total number of 1,84,156 votes.

Total 13 candidates filed their nominations, one candidate withdrawn nominations and 19 candidates contested elections. BJP’s Alka Jain (44,220 votes) registered victory against Congress’ Dr Avdhesh Pratap Singh (32,770 votes) by the difference of 11,450 votes. Besides this, Janata Dal (United)’s Sunil Mishra (22,690 votes) was third leading candidate, Nationalist Congress Party’s Anvar Khan (1,615 votes), Communist Party of India’s Kanhaiyya Tiwari (2,163 votes), Bahujan Samaj Party’s Prabhashankar Mishra (6,555 votes), Samajvadi Party’s Kamla Mausi (849 votes), Republican Party of India (A)’s B K Gupta (488 votes), independent candidates Aradhna Rakesh Jain (1,209 votes), Panna Lal Kushwaha (1,511 votes), Bihari Lal Choudhary (1,023 votes) and Sanjeev (3,181 votes).