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Congress wins Chitrakoot Assembly bypoll

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

The today won the Chitrakoot Assembly bypoll in with its candidate Nilanshu Chaturvedi defeating his nearest rival Shankar Dayal Tripathi by a margin of 14,133 votes.

While Chaturvedi polled 66,810 votes, Tripathi got 52,677 votes, returning officer A P Dwivedi said.

The counting of votes polled in the November 9 by- began at around 8 am amid tight security in Satna district, around 400km from here.

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 fight was on between Chaturvedi and Tripathi.

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First Published: Sun, November 12 2017. 14:48 IST