Bichhiya to witness triangular contest

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Sep 2018 11:51:01


 

 

By Ashish Rajput

Mandla’s Bicchhiya Assembly Constituency No-105 is likely to witness triangular contest between Bharatiya Janata Party, Congress Party and Gondwana Gantantra Party. BJP’s candidate Pandit Singh Dhurve dominated the constituency in 2003 elections, but he was defeated in 2008 election by Congress candidate, Narayan Singh Patta. In 2013 elections, Pandit Singh Dhurve succeeded in retaining his strength in the constituency and defeated the then sitting MLA of Congress Party, Narayan Singh Patta. Along with BJP and Congress, Gondwana Gantantra Party’s Kamal Singh Maravi is the third strongest candidate, but failed to obtain clear mandate since last three Assembly elections. Maravi was the second leading candidate in 2003 elections and third leading candidate in previous two elections.


In the Assembly Elections – 2013, a total number of 1,67,513 of total 2,19,774 registered voters used their voting rights. Total 12 nominations were filed in which three were rejected and one was withdrawn and eight candidates contested elections. Bharatiya Janata Party’s Pandit Singh Dhurve (65,836 votes) registered victory over sitting MLA of Congress Party, Narayan Singh Patta (47,520 votes) by the lead of 18,316 votes. Gondwana Gantantra Party’s Kamal Singh Maravi (34,837 votes) was third leading candidate, while Akhil Bharatiya Gondwana Party’s Anju Sant (4,646 votes), Bahujan Samaj Party’s Gaya Prasad Shyam (3,913 votes), National Peoples Party’s Baldev Singh Maravi (1,422 votes), Samajwadi Party’s Harilal Dhurve (2,057 votes) and independent candidate Nainvati alias Naina (2,298 votes).


In the Assembly Elections – 2008, total 1,39,156 out of 1,83,167 voters cast their votes. Total 14 candidates filed their nominations, two nominations were rejected and one candidate withdrew his nomination and total 11 candidates contested elections. Congress Party’s Narayan Singh Patta (47,286 votes) defeated sitting MLA of BJP, Pandit Singh Dhurve (42,116 votes) by the difference of 5,170 votes), while Gondwana Gantantra Party’s Kamal Singh Maravi (26,612 votes) was third leading candidate. Besides this, Samajvadi Party’s Ajay (3,881 votes), Bahujan Samaj Party’s Beniram Kushram (2,746 votes), Lok Jan Shakti Party’s Tularam Pendro (1,346 votes), Gondwana Mukti Morcha’s Matu Singh Maravi (2,419 votes), independent candidates Divru Singh Markam (1,608 votes), Foolsingh Dhurve (2,441 votes), Shevkali (2,237 votes) and Sumaru Lal Uikay (6,413 votes).


In the Assembly Elections – 2003, total 1,01,843 of total 1,41,305 voters used their voting rights. Total nine nominations were filed, three were rejected and one was withdrawn and total five candidates contested elections. Bharatiya Janata Party’s Pandit Singh Dhurve (34,815 votes) registered victory over Gondwana Gantantra Party’s Kamal Singh Maravi (27,899 votes) by the lead of 6,916 votes, while Congress Party’s Tulsiram Dhumketu (26,575 votes) was on third position. Besides this, Nationalist Congress Party’s Bihari Lal Dhurve (7,449 votes) and independent candidate Sahdev Singh Tekam (5,105 votes).