BJP makes Manipur debut but loses Ratlam LS seat

MP unit president Kantilal Bhuria makes a comeback

GN Bureau | November 24, 2015


#Kantilal Bhuria   #Ratlam LS   #Manipur   #Assam   #Jhabua-Ratlam Lok Sabha  

Assam is on the horizon for electoral battles next year for the BJP and Manipur is a good beginning. In the by-election results declared today, the BJP made its electoral debut in the Manipur assembly. The party won both by-polls in the north eastern state. However, the BJP suffered a major jolt with the loss of Jhabua-Ratlam Lok Sabha seat to the Congress in Madhya Pradesh.

Results were declared for two Lok Sabha seats and five assembly seats across four states.

In Manipur, the BJP's Khumukcham Joykishan defeated the Congress party's Jyotin Waikhom in Thangmeiband by over 1,700 votes while his party colleague Thongam Biswajit Singh defeated the Congress's Bijoy Koingjam in Thongju. In the Congress ruled Manipur the BJP now has two legislators in the 60-member assembly.

Lok Sabha by-election results for the Jhabua-Ratlam Lok Sabha seat in Madhya Pradesh come as a setback for the BJP. It lost the seat to the Congress by over 80,000 votes and thus helped increase the Congress tally in the Lok Sabha to 45. The BJP had won this seat for the first time in 2014.

The death of BJP leader Dilip Singh Bhuria in June led to bypoll in Jhabua-Ratlam. MP unit president Kantilal Bhuria made a comeback by defeating BJP’s MLA from Petlawad, Nirmala Bhuria. She had won the assembly seat by defeating Kantilal.

The Jhabua-Ratlam contest saw MP chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan hold 27 rallies in six days to ensure BJP' victory here.

In the Dewas assembly in Madhya Pradesh the BJP's Gayatri Raje Puar defeated the Congress's Jai Prakash Shastri. The seat had fallen vacant on the death of legislator Tukojirao Pawar, also of the BJP.

In Telangana, TRS candidate Dayakar Pasunoori won the Warangal Lok Sabha seat by a huge margin of more than 4,50,000 votes. The win comes as a booster for the first government led by the party in India's newest state.

Lal Thanzara of the Congress retained the Aizwal North III seat in Mizoram. Diosstarness Jyndiang of the Hill State People's Democratic Party won Nongstoin in Meghalaya. Party chief Hoping Stone Lyngdoh who held the seat had died in September prompting the by-election.

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