BJP wrests Kukshi assembly seat

BJP wrests Kukshi assembly seat

Bhopa:Ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday wrested the Kukshi assembly seat from Opposition Congress for the first time after 21 years with its nominee Mukam Singh Kirade defeating rival Nisha Singhar by a margin of over 16,000 votes.

While Kirade is the husband of Madhya Pradesh minister, Ranjana Singh Baghel, Nisha is the niece of former Leader of Opposition in State Assembly Jamuna Devi.

The assembly seat in Dhar district fell vacant after her death. The veteran Congress leader had first won an election from Kukshi way back in 1952. The by-poll was held on February 14.