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Shivraj Singh Chouhan resigned from Vidisha Assembly seat

Dec 21, 2013 09:16 IST

Shivraj Singh ChouhanShivraj Singh Chouhan, the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh resigned from the Vidisha assembly seat on 20 December 2013 and retained the Budhni seat. Earlier, he was elected from Budhni and Vidisha assembly segments in the recently concluded state assembly elections.

As per the rules, if a person is elected from two constituencies, he/she has to tender resignation from one segment within 14 days of the constitution of the new Assembly.

He submitted his resignation from Vidisha seat to Vidhan Sabha Secretariat on 20 December 2013, which was accepted. In the recent concluded election, Chouhan declared that he will retain the seat that will give him the highest victory margin. From Budhni seat, he won by 84805 votes, which was the second highest margin in Madhya Pradesh, whereas from Vidisha seat, he won by 16996 votes gap against Shashank Bhargava of Congress.

Earlier, in the last assembly elections the Vidisha seat was represented by a former leader of BJP Raghavji. In July 2013, Raghavji resigned from the seat over the allegations of sexually harassing his domestic help and was later expelled from BJP and arrested.


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