Madhya Pradesh Assembly Polls 2018: Vindhya region may witness three-cornered contest

Bhopal: Many seats in Vindhya region may witness a triangular contest in the ensuing assembly election. And this situation has cropped up after distribution of ticket by various parties to their candidates.The Rewa division in the region has 22 seats, and in 2013 assembly election, the BJP won 11, the Congress nine and the BSP two.However, after Narayan Tripathi crossed over to the BJP from the Congress, the ruling party’s number of seats has gone up to 12, and the Congress has been left with eight seats. The BSP has still two seats. The BJP may win ten seats in the region.

Satna district has seven seats, and the BJP won two in this area in 2013, but after its victory in a by-election in Maihar, the party’s number of seats has gone up to three.  In Chitrakoot assembly seat in Satna, Neelanshu Chaturvedi of the Congress and Surendra Garharwar of the BJP are locked in a fierce contest. The BSP candidate Ravendra is in the fray to challenge both of them, besides.  Though the Congress which won the seat in a by-election is considered strong in the area, the seat may witness a three-cornered contest.

Similarly, BSP candidate Usha Choudhary is representing Regaon seat. The BJP has fielded former minister Jugul Kishore Bagri, and the Congress has given ticket to Kalpana Verma. So, not surprisingly, this seat is going to see a keen contest among the three candidates. In Satna, BJP’s Shankerlal Tiwari is pitted against Congress’s Siddharth Kushwah. BSP’s Pushkar Singh Tomar is also in the fray, but it is expected that the main contest will be between the BJP and the BSP.

In Nagaud constituency, Nagendra Singh of the BJP is pitted against Congress’s Yadavenddra Singh and BSP’s Mubarak Ali. Here, the BJP is in strong position. In Maihar, BJP’s Narayan Tripathi and Congress’s Shrikant Chaturvedi are locked in a keen contest.In Amarpatan, Congress’s Rajendra Singh, BJP’s Ramkhilawan Patel and BSP’s Chhangilal are locked in a triangular contest.  In Rampur Baghelan, the son of BJP minister Harsh Singh, Vikram Singh, has been fielded against Ramshanker of the Congress and Ramlakhan Singh of the BSP. This seat may witness a straight contest between the BJP and the BSP.

In Sirmaur constituency of Rewa district, the BJP has fielded Divyaraj Singh against Congress candidate Aruna Tiwari, and the BSP has given ticket to Ramgharib Vanbasi. The Congress is on a strong wicket in this constituency.  In Semria, KP Tripathi of the BJP is pitted against Triyogi Narayan Shukla of the Congress, and the BSP has fielded Pankaj Singh. This constituency is heading for a three-cornered contest.

In Tyothar, the BJP has fielded Shymlal, the Congress Ramashankar Singh, and the BSP has given ticket to Geeta Devi. The BJP looks strong in this seat. In Mauganj, Congress’s Sukhedra Singh is facing Pradeep Patel of the BJP and Mrigendra Singh of the BSP. Besides, there is an independent, Lakshman Singh, in the fray. The presence of four candidates may benefit the BSP.

In Devtalav, the Congress has fielded Vidhawati Patel, who has recently switched over to the party from the BSP, against Girish Gautam of the BJP. The BSP candidate from the seat is Seema. This seat may witness a keen contest. In Mangawan, BSP legislator Sheela Tyagi is facing BJP’s Panchulal Prajapati and the Congress’s Babita Saket. However, the real contest is between the BJP and the BSP.  Rewa may witness a straight contest between BJP’s Rajendra Shukla and Congress’s Abhay Mishra. In Gudh, Congress legislator Sunderlal Tiwari is facing BJP’s Nagendra Singh and SP’s Kapiddhwaj in a triangular contest.

Leader of the opposition Ajay Singh is facing BJP’s Sardendu Tiwari in Churhat constituency in the district. The Congress is in a strong position here. In Sidhi, BJP’s Kedarnath Shukla is facing Congress’s Kamaleshwar Dwivedi, but here, the BJP is considered strong. In Singhwal, Kamaleshwar Patel of the Congress has been pitted against BJP’s Shivbahadur Singh Chandel and BSP’s Naseer Alam. This seat may witness a keen contest. In Dhohni, the BJP MLA Kunwar Singh Tekam is facing Congress’s Kamalesh Singh.

In Chitrangi constituency in Singrauli district, the BJP has fielded Amar Singh against Congress legislator Saraswati Singh. BSP candidate from this seat is Ashok Singh. The Congress is in a strong position in this seat this year. In Singrauli, BJP legislator Ramallu Vaish has been pitted against Congress candidate Renu Shah who is considered strong.  In Devsar, the BJP has fielded Subhash Chandra against Congress’s Vanshmani Prasad. The Congress is strong in this seat, too.

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