BHOPAL: The by-election to 28 seats is taking place for the first time in the country. Polls are on Tuesday.
At present, the BJP has 107 members in the House, and the Congress 87. To prove majority, a party needs 115 members. The BJP needs to win eight seats and the Congress all the 28. The BJP and the Congress have pulled out all the stops in the by-elections.
The Gwalior-Chambal region, where by-polls are being held for 16 seats, holds the key to victory for any party. The outcome of by-elections will decide the fate of 12 ministers.
The prestige of chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Jyotiraditya Scindia and that of MPCC president Kamal Nath are at stake. The Congress government fell because of resignation by 22 legislators. Not only that, three other legislators quit Congress after government’s fall.
Three seats have fallen vacant because of passing away of three legislators. The by-elections were supposed to be held in September, since the ministers resigned in March.
Nonetheless, the by-elections were postponed because of the corona pandemic. Now, the by-polls in the state are being held along with the assembly elections in Bihar.
The victory of each candidate hinges on the voting percentage because of the pandemic.
Places where by-elections being held
S No BJP Candidate Congress Candidate Constituency
1 Pradhuman Singh Tomar Sunil Sharma Gwalior
2 Imarti Devi Suresh Raje Dabra
3 Mahendra Singh Sisidoa Kanhiya Lal Agarwal Bamori
4 Govind Singh Rajput Parul Sahu Surkhi
5 Prabhuram Choudhary Madanlal Choudhary Sanchi
6 Tulsiram Silawat Premchand Guddu Sanwer
7 Endal Singh Kansana Ajab Singh Kushwaha Sumawali
8 Raghuraj Singh Kansana Rakesh Mawai Morena
9 Giriraj Singh Dandotia Ravindra Singh Tomar Dimni
10 Kamlesh Jatav Satya Prakash Ambah
11 OPS Bhadoria Hemant Katare Mehgaon
12 Ranveer Jatav Mewaram Jatav Gohad
13 Munna Lal Goyal Satish Sikarwar Gwalior East
14 Rakcha Santram Sironia Phool Singh Baraiya Bhander
15 Jasmant Jatav Chatri Pragilal Jatav Karera
16 Suresh Dhakad Harivallabh Shukla Pohri
17 Jajpal Singh Jajji Asha Dohre Ahsoknagar
18 Brijedra Singh Yadav Kanhiyaram Lodhi Mungawali
19 Bisahulal Singh Vishwanath Singh Anuppur
20 Manoj Choudhary Rajveer Singh Baghel Haatpipaliya
21 Rajvardhan Singh Dattigaon Kamal Patel Badnawar
22 Hardeep Singh Rakesh Patidar Suwasara
23 Subedar Singh Sikarwar Pankaj Upadhaya Joura
24 Manoj Utwal Vipin Vankhere Agar
25 Narayan Patel Uttam Raj Singh Mandhata
26 Sumitra Kasdekar Ramsingh Patel Nepanagar
27 Narayan Singh Pawar Ramchandra Dangi Biora
28 Pradhuman Lodhi Ramsiya Bharti Bada Malhera