"Congress" Nilanshu Chaturvedi defeated his nearest rival, Shankar Dayal Tripathi of the BJP, by 14,133 votes in the bypoll which was held on November 9, returning officer AP Dwivedi said.
Besides, Congress chief whip in Lok Sabha Jyotiraditya Scindia, former Union Minister Kamal Nath, Leader of Opposition in MP Assembly Ajay Singh tried to drum up support for their party's nominee.
Congress spokesperson Rajdeep Surjewala took to Twitter to express his delight over the win and wrote, "The winds of change are in the air. Many thanks to the people of #Chitrakoot for their faith and trust in the Congress party", Surjewala tweeted.
Congress successfully retained the Chitrakoot Assembly seat in Madhya Pradesh, earning a thumping victory over the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP).
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Chaturvedi led right from the start of vote count at 8 a.m. and kept increasing his winning lead, officials said.
He, however, said that his party would review the by-election's outcome.
Summary: State BJP chief Nandkumar Singh Chouhan and Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar went village to village talking of state government schemes.
According to the Newspaper, The CM addressed 23 public meetings, his road shows travelled through 68 villages and he camped on ground zero for the last three days of campaigning. In 2013, BJP's Surendra Singh Gaharwar had lost to Prem Singh by 12,000 votes.