Ten rounds of voting in the two assembly constituencies of Madhya Pradesh have been completed and the Congress candidates are on lead. On completion of the 10th round counting, Congress is ahead by 3,425 votes in Mungawale and 3,602 votes in Kolaras. In the 10th round of counting, Congress is moving forward in both places. Congress candidate Mahendra Singh Yadav got 37,370 votes in Kolaras while BJP candidate Devendra Jain got 33,945 votes. In Mungawali, Congress candidate Brijendra Singh Yadav got 37,708 votes while BJP’s Bai Saheb got 34,106 votes. Whereas, BJD candidate Rita Sahu of Odisha, won by 41,933 votes.
Votes will be counted in 23 rounds for the Kolaras bypoll, whereas in Mundhawi the votes will be calculated in 19 rounds. In Kolaras by-election, 22 candidates and 13 candidates in Mungawali are tried their luck. Both the seats were vacant due to the death of the Congress legislators. Mahendra Yadav of Congress in Kolaras competing Devendra Jain of BJP. At the same time the BJP’s B-Sahib in front Brijendra Yadav of Congress party. There are strict security arrangements at both the counting places of the Madhya Pradesh. Each company of CAPF and local police force has been deployed.
Shivraj Singh’s credit is at a stake in these two seats. They are considered to be the semi-final of assembly elections to be held in December. This election is being considered as a direct fight between Shivraj Singh and Jyotiraditya Scindia.
On the other side in Odisha bypoll election for the BJYM assembly seat, the ruling BJD was going ahead with BJP from starting of counting. There is a tremendous shock to BJP in Odisha. The BJD candidate has won the victory in Bijpur. Ritu Shah, the candidate of Biju Janata Dal won by 41 thousand votes. The bypoll election was held on 24 February in Bijapur seat. Sobhal Sahu, Congress MLA from this seat had passed away in August 2017.