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MP by-polls: BJP sails through, but challenges remain going forward

While Scindia's influence is under threat, Chouhan has the task to accommodate rivals in the Cabinet


Analysts believe after the bypoll results, the Scindia group’s pressure on the government would ease

Sandeep Kumar
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) consolidated its position in Madhya Pradesh by winning 19 of the 28 Assembly seats for which byelections were held recently. The BJP had 107 MLAs in the Assembly and needed only nine more seats to secure a majority in the 230-member House.
The results were not unexpected as there was no potent threat to the BJP, but the polls still held significance for Jyotiraditya Scindia, who crossed over to BJP along with his supporters, ensuring the Congress government’s fall and paving the way for the BJP to return to power.
Scindia’s reputation was at stake

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First Published: Nov 15 2020 | 11:59 PM IST

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