Congress candidate was Jyotiraditya Scindia son of Madhavrao Scindia who was standing from the Guna seat was defeated by ex-Congress supporter Krishna Pal Singh Yadav by 1.25 lakh votes.
New Delhi: Dynasty politics in Madhya Pradesh has taught a lesson to the Congress where a party worker challenged a senior party leader and won the election.
Congress candidate was Jyotiraditya Scindia, son of Madhavrao Scindia, who was standing from the Guna seat was defeated by ex-Congress supporter Krishna Pal Singh Yadav by 1.25 lakh votes.
Locals claim that Yadav used to be close to Scindia and spent day and night working for the Congress leader so that he could win the 2014 elections. The Guna seat was Scindia’s strong bastion and he was consistently winning it. The last election, he won the seat by almost 1.2 lakh votes. However, it is believed that the fallout between Yadav and the Congress happened after Scindia's wife Priyadarshni mocked him.
It is also said that the Congress not only failed to appreciate Yadav's effort, the party also denied him a ticket to contest in the by-election. After this, Yadav joined the BJP.
The BJP, on the other hand, showed confidence in Yadav and decided to field him against Scindia in Guna. According to reports, Scindia was initially very confident that he will defeat Yadav but the results proved otherwise.
Yadav created history by winning the Scindia family seat with more than 1.25 lakh votes. Scindia himself could not reach this figure in the 2014 election. The Guna seat was with Scindia since 2002.
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Last Updated May 24, 2019, 4:05 PM IST