Ch'garh: Bodhram has unbeaten record of 6 election wins

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Korba, Oct 20: Senior Congress leader Bodhram Kanwar, a tribal resident of this district in Chhattisgarh, has an unbeaten record in his electoral career and won six Assembly polls so far.

Mr Kanwar, referred to as 'Gandhiji' due to his honesty and simplicity, made his electoral debut from a general seat in 1972 from Katghora.

In 1977, he contested on a Congress ticket, for the first time, from the same place, when the party was facing anti-Congress wave across the country.

The Congress was wiped out in Chhattisgarh region of the then undivided Madhya Pradesh but Mr Kanwar secured a decisive victory.

He was again elected to the Assembly on a Congress ticket in 1980 and 1985.

In 1990, he was denied a ticket by the Congress but was fielded from Tanakhar in 1993 when he defeated Gondwana Ganatantra Party's Hira Singh Markam. Two years later he joined the Tiwari Congress.

In 2003, Mr Kanwar was elected from Katghora on a Congress ticket.

UNI

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