MP Bypoll Results 2020: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan declares victory as BJP leads in 20 seats
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has declared victory after his party BJP took lead in 21 of the 28 seats where by-elections were held on November 3. The counting of votes is still underway and according to the trends, the BJP has taken a significant lead in 21 seats. The Congress is ahead in just six seats, while Mayawati's BSP was leading on one seat - Morena.
"The people of Madhya Pradesh have once again chosen BJP, It has become evident now," Chouhan wrote on Twitter as BJP stretched its lead to 21 seats. Chouhan only needed nine seats to reach the halfway mark, while the Congress party was needed to win all the 28 seats to get the majority.
Chouhan, who watched the results in the party's Bhopal office with state BJP president VD Sharma, also exchanged sweets with party leaders. MP BJP chief VD Sharma hailed the party workers for the massive victory in the closely contested Madhya Pradesh Assembly bypolls.
राज्य की जनता ने एक बार फिर विकास और जनकल्याण के लिए संकल्पित @BJP4MP को मध्यप्रदेश की जिम्मेदारी सौंपने का निर्णय ले लिया है। यह स्पष्ट दिखाई दे रहा है।— Shivraj Singh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) November 10, 2020
प्रदेश विधानसभा के उपचुनाव के परिणाम को पार्टी के प्रदेश अध्यक्ष श्री @vdsharmabjp और साथियों के साथ देख रहा हूं। pic.twitter.com/yE4RiTG7mP
Most of the Jyotiraditya Scindia loyalists, who were made ministers in the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government, were leading in their respective constituencies. However, three ministers -- Aidal Singh Kansana (Sumaoli), Girraj Dandotia (Dimani) and OPS Bhadoria (Mehgaon) -- were trailing behind their Congress rivals.
Imarti Devi, who switched over to the BJP from Congress with Scindia, was ahead in Dabra, while Pradhyuman Singh Tomar was leading in Gwalior.
Below is the status of other Scindia loyalists
Mahendra Singh Sisodia from Bamori (Labour Minister): Leading
Govind Singh Rajput from Surkhi (Transport Minister): Leading
Tulsiram Silavat from Sanwer in Indore (Water Resource Minister): Leading
Prabhuram Chaudhary from Sanchi (Health Minister): Leading
Hardeep Singh Dung from Suwasra (New and renewable Energy Minister): Leading
Rajvardhan Singh Dattigaon from Badnawar (Cabinet minister): Leading
Posted By: Shashikant Sharma