Bhopal, May 6 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan (BJP) won the Budhni assembly bypoll by a margin of 36,525 votes over his nearest Congress rival Rajkumar Patel, official sources said today.
Mr Chouhan had won the seat in 1990 as well with a margin of 22,810 votes, while Mr Rajendra Singh (BJP), whose resignation necessitated the byelection, was elected with a 10,000-margin in 2003. Mr Patel bagged Budhni seat in 1993 with a meagre margin of 1,745.
Mr Chouhan, who is representing Vidisha in the Lok Sabha since 1991, boasted of a margin of 43,526 in the Budhni vidhan sabha segment in the 2004 general election.
The details: Electorate : 1,74,819 Votes polled : 1,12,889 Shivraj Singh Chouhan (BJP) : 66,689 (elected) Rajkumar Patel (Cong) : 30,164 Narmada Prasad Dadda Munna Yadav (SP): 894 Gulzar Singh Markam (GGP) : 7,900 Ajay Dinkar (Ind) : 632 Abdul Jabbar (Ind) : 261 Advocate Ahmed Shahid Qureshi (Ind) : 215 Kalicharan Vaidya (Ind) : 212 Khushilal (Ind) : 210 Mohammad Nafees Mansoori (Ind) : 205 Balkishan (Ind) : 236 Shobharam Sharma (Ind) : 320 Suresh Kumar (Ind) : 726 Santosh Gaur (Ind) : 2,085 Hardev Patel Gond (Ind) : 856 Shri Ram Neta (Ind) : 1,284.
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