LS polls: BJP has a big edge over Cong in MP

The ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh has a big edge over its arch rival Congress in the state in the ensuing general elections.

Written by Agencies | Bhopal | Published:March 3, 2009 4:23 pm

The ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh has a big edge over its arch rival Congress in the state in the ensuing general elections,if the records of the last Parliamentary polls in the State are any indication.

In the 2004 Lok Sabha polls,the BJP romped home by winning 24 seats out of 29 seats in the State with 48.13 per cent votes while its main rival Congress secured only five seats with 34.07 per cent votes.

BJP has a big edge over its main rival in the State as a huge difference of 14.06 per cent votes was registered between them in the last Lok Sabha polls.

The BJP got a total of 88,84,913 votes in the state while the Congress secured 62,19,013 votes in last Lok Sabha polls.

Barring these two parties,no other party in the State won a parliament seat last time round.

Though the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister,Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party managed to secure 8,76,871 votes (4.75 per cent) in last parliamentary polls in the State,it failed to register a win.

Similarly,the Samajwadi Party (SP) got 5,90,090 votes (3.20 per cent) while a regional tribal political outfit – Gondwana Gantantra Party (GGP) pocketed 5,63,676 votes (3.05 per cent) in 2004 Lok Sabha polls.

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