Congress Wins Mungaoli , leads in Kolaras
The Congress has won the Mungaoli seat in Madhya Pradesh and is leading in Kolaras seat, where by-elections were held last week. In Kolaras constituency, Congress candidate Mahendra Singh Yadav maintained his lead, established in the first round. In Mungaoli, Congress' Brijendra Singh Yadav defeated his rival BJP candidate. The outcome of the two by-polls, held on February 24, are being seen as a possible pointer to the mood of people ahead of the Assembly elections due later this year in the BJP-ruled state.
The by-polls were necessitated due to the death of Congress MLAs Mahendra Singh Kalukheda (Mungaoli in Ashoknagar district) and Ram Singh Yadav (Kolaras in Shivpuri district). The BJP has fielded Baisahab Yadav from Mungaoli and Devendra Jain from Kolaras.