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Congress wins MP by-election

IANS  |  Bhopal 

candidate Nilanshu Chaturvedi was on Sunday declared elected to the Assembly from Chitrakoot constituency, defeating the by 14,133 votes.

Chaturvedi led right from the start of vote count at 8 a.m. and kept increasing his winning lead, officials said. After 19 rounds of counting, he worsted the Bharatiya Janata Party's Shankar Dayal Tripathi.

The was called after the death of Chitrakoot's legislator Prem Singh. A total of 12 candidates were in the fray including nine independents.

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First Published: Sun, November 12 2017. 14:22 IST
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