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Chitrakoot bypoll: Congress leads by 6,000 votes after round 3

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

candidate Nilanshu Chaturvedi was leading by 6,000 votes over his nearest rival Shankar Dayal Tripathi at the end of the third round of counting in Chitrakoot Assembly bypoll in Madhya Pradesh.

The counting of votes polled in the November 9 by- began at around 8 am amid tight security.


Chaturvedi was leading by 6,000 votes over Tripathi at the end of the third round of counting, an official said.

Around 65 per cent voting was recorded in the bypoll necessitated following the death of sitting Prem Singh (65).

Singh had won the assembly constituency, bordering Uttar Pradesh, in the 1998, 2003 and 2013 elections.

However, he had lost the seat to BJP's Surendra Singh Gaharwar in the 2008 polls.

Though 12 candidates contested the by-election, the main fight was between Chaturvedi and Tripathi.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, November 12 2017. 10:22 IST
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