BJP wrests Jabera seat from Congress
June 29, 2011 07:04:00 PM
Bhopal: Continuing the winning streak, the ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh today wrested Jabera seat from Congress in a by-poll by a margin of 11,738 votes. BJP’s Dashrath Singh Lodhi got 53,846 votes while Congress’s Dr Tania Solomon polled 42,108 votes. The election, held on June 25, followed the death of incumbent MLA and Solomon’s father, Ratnesh Solomon. Earlier, the ruling party had also snatched away Sonkatch and Kukshi seats from the Congress in the by-polls.
Reacting to the victory, state BJP President, Prabhat Jha said that after Kukshi and Sonkatch, the people in Jabera too had discarded Congress, and reposed faith in the development policies of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Jha asked the BJP workers to be prepared for the 2013 Assembly polls. However, Union Minister and state Congress president, Kantilal Bhuria, said it was not BJP’s victory, but that of massive misuse of official machinery. He alleged that government officials worked as BJP’s agents. He also alleged that liquor and money were used freely to influence voters.