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Spotted: Digvijay Singh and wife Amrita Rai seen in public for first time after getting married

Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh was seen in public for the first time with his wife Amrita Rai on Sunday in Indore. They were attending a function organised by the newly-elected MP Kantilal Bhuria in Indore.

Digvijay Singh with wife Amrita Rai. Image Courtesy: Dainik Jagran

Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh was seen in public for the first time with his wife Amrita Rai on Sunday in Indore. They were attending a function organised by the newly-elected MP Kantilal Bhuria in Indore. Digvijay and Amrita got married on September 6 this year in Chennai. The couple’s relationship came to limelight in 2014 when some of their private photographs were leaked. Digvijay Singh’s first wife Asha Singh passed away in 2013 after suffering from long illness. Amrita’s erstwhile husband had supported their decision to get married in 2014. <!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Also read: Amrita Rai’s husband supports her decision to marry Digvijaya Singh; says people should be open-minded and understandingAfter Digvijay Singh and Amrita married in September, Amrita had taken to Facebook to announce it.”I would like to share with my friends that I and Digvijaya Singh have married in a solemn ceremony, as per the Hindu rites. We have also later registered our marriage….I have married Digvijaya Singh for love. Therefore, I have already requested him to transfer all his property and belongings to his son and daughters. I only want to embark on this new journey with him, working towards a dignified, professional career.”

Bypolls: BJP loses Ratlam-Jhabua Lok Sabha seat, opens account in Manipur

Former union minister and Congress candidate Kantilal Bhuria defeated BJP’s Nirmala Bhuria by over 88 thousand votes here. The BJP, however, retained the Dewas legislative assembly seat, with Gayatri Raje of BJP defeating JP Shastri of the Congress by over 30 thousand votes in this segment.

The Congress has snatched the Ratlam-Jhabua Lok Sabha seat from the BJP in by-elections in Madhya Pradesh, the result for which was declared on Tuesday.Former union minister and Congress candidate Kantilal Bhuria defeated BJP’s Nirmala Bhuria by over 88 thousand votes here. The BJP, however, retained the Dewas legislative assembly seat, with Gayatri Raje of BJP defeating JP Shastri of the Congress by over 30 thousand votes in this segment.The counting of votes took place for by-elections for Lok Sabha and legislative assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Meghalaya, Manipur and Mizoram on Tuesday.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In Telangana, Telanagana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) retained the Warangal Lok Sabha seat in the bypolls with a thumping majority. TRS candidate P Dayakar defeated his nearest Congress rival and former union minister Sarvey Satyanarayana by a record majority of 4 lakh 59 thousand and 92 votes.In Manipur, however, the BJP opened its account in the state assembly by winning bypolls in two constituencies. ‘Thangmeiband and Thongju in Manipur’ while the Congress and the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) won assembly by-elections in Mizoram and Meghalaya, respectively.The Congress emerged victorious in the Aizawl North-III Assembly seat, while the HSPDP retained the Nongstoin Assembly seat in Meghalaya.Elections were held on November 21 for two Lok Sabha and five assembly seats in these states.

BJP suffers terrible loss in Ratlam-Jhabua bypolls, Congress terms it as CM Chouhan’s personal defeat

BJP’s Nirmala Bhuria lost in the prestigious bypoll held on November 21 to former Union minister and Congress leader Kantilal Bhuria, by a margin of 88,832 votes.

Congress workers celebrating the victory of party candidates from Ratlam-Jhabua Loksabha seats in bypolls, at PCC office in Bhopal on Tuesday.

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Congress on Tuesday termed as “personal defeat of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan” the loss BJP suffered in tribal-dominated Ratlam-Jhabua (ST) Lok Sabha seat.”This is the personal defeat of Chouhan and his entire Cabinet. For almost a week, the Chief Minister, his Cabinet, MLAs, BJP and the government machinery were deployed and crores (of rupees) were spent, but they failed to influence people of the constituency,” said former Leader of Opposition in Madhya Pradesh Assembly Ajay Singh.BJP’s Nirmala Bhuria lost in the prestigious bypoll held on November 21 to former Union minister and Congress leader Kantilal Bhuria, by a margin of 88,832 votes. On BJP retaining Dewas Assembly seat where the Congress nominee was defeated, Singh said the victory margin of the saffron party was indeed reduced compared to 2013.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>”BJP won on a sympathy wave and despite that its victory margin was reduced to over 30,000 from 2013 election in which it had won the seat with a gap of over 55,000 votes,” he said.BJP’s Gayatri Raje Puar, wife of erstwhile royal late Tukoji Rao Puar, defeated Congress’s Jai Prakash Shastri by a margin of 30,778 votes. Tukoji Puar’s death necessitated the election. Congress Chief Whip in Lok Sabha, Jyotiraditya Scindia thanked people of Jhabua and congratulated Kantilal Bhuria for the victory.”Congratulations Kantilal Bhuria ji for winning the Ratlam-Jhabua Lok Sabha bye-election. I thank the people of Ratlam-Jhabua for their support & congratulate Congress party workers for this emphatic victory,” Scindia said in a tweet.Meanwhile, Chouhan has accepted the defeat and also congratulated Bhuria.”We are determined for the development of Ratlam-Jhabua area and will do everything to fulfill the dreams of the tribal brothers and sisters. We accept the mandate given by the people in Ratlam- Jhabua seat with all humility and honour it,” Chouhan said in a tweet.He also congratulated Gayatri Raje Puar, saying the victory belongs to her, BJP leaders and workers who had done hard work.

Madhya Pradesh bypoll: BJP set to lose Ratlam-Jhabua LS seat, retains Dewas Assembly segment

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In a keenly fought bypoll held in the wake of the BJP’s rout in Bihar, the party nominee Nirmala Bhuria is trailing behind her Congress rival by over 83,747 votes in the Ratlam-Jhabua Lok Sabha seat in Madhya Pradesh, which the saffron party won in 2014.The ruling party, however, retained the Dewas Assembly constituency by an impressive margin. Bhuria is trailing behind Congress’s Kantilal Bhuria by over 83,000 votes in the Ratlam-Jhabua Lok Sabha seat, as per the latest trends.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>BJP’s Gayatri Raje Puar won the bypoll from Dewas Assembly seat by an impressive margin of 30,778 votes, defeating Congress’ Jai Prakash Shastri, an election official said. Puar got 89,358 votes, while Shastri secured 58,580 votes in the bypoll necessitated by the death of Gayatri’s husband Tukoji Rao Puar of erstwhile royal family of Dewas.In Dewas, the Imperial Party of India’s Sanni Singh Kanwar got 760 votes, while Samajwadi Party’s Haji Hatam Bhai secured 635 votes. Besides, 1,460 voters favoured NOTA (None of the Above) option. In Ratlam-Jhabua, Congress has fielded former Union minister Kantilal Bhuria while the BJP gave the ticket to Petlawad MLA Nirmala Bhuria, daughter of Dileep Singh Bhuria, whose death necessitated the bye-election.Dileep had won the polls for the first time on BJP ticket from the seat in 2014, while as a Congress leader he had held the same seat six times.

Madhya Pradesh bypolls crucial for BJP post Bihar drubbing

On the other side, the Congress has put up a united face and is banking on former Union minister Kantilal Bhuria to reclaim the Ratlam seat from BJP, and young leader Jaiprakash Shastri in Dewas.

Retaining the Ratlam-Jhabua Lok Sabha and Dewas Assembly seats in the bye-elections to be held on Saturday will be crucial for BJP after its humiliating defeat in Bihar polls, even as the Congress is leaving no stone unturned to give the saffron party a tough fight.BJP, relying more on ‘sympathy wave’, has fielded Petlawad MLA Nirmala Bhuria, daughter of Dileep Singh Bhuria whose death necessitated the bye-election to Ratlam seat.In Dewas Assembly seat, the party has given ticket to Gayatri Raje Puar, the widow of erstwhile ruler of Dewas Tukoji Rao Puar, the sitting BJP MLA who died in June.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>On the other side, the Congress has put up a united face and is banking on former Union minister Kantilal Bhuria to reclaim the Ratlam seat from BJP, and young leader Jaiprakash Shastri in Dewas.The bypolls will be held tomorrow while the counting will take place on November 24.The drubbing in the recent Bihar Assembly elections, and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s quota review remarks appeared to have made BJP jittery, forcing Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to strongly contend that till the time he is there, there will be no end to reservation.”As long as Narendra Modi is Prime Minister and I am Chief Minister, no one (‘koi mai ka laal’) can end reservation,” Chouhan recently said while addressing meetings at Bori and Baledi villages while campaigning for the party candidates in the bypolls.Chouhan said the Congress has distorted the statement of RSS chief over reservation and is playing politics over it.Sensing an opportunity in the bypoll, the otherwise divided Congress party in the state has tried to project unity with all senior leaders, including General Secretary Digvijay Singh, former Union minister Kamal Nath and party’s chief whip in the Lok Sabha Jyotiraditya Scindia and state unit chief Arun Yadav campaigning vigorously for Kantilal Bhuria. Digvijay, who is also the former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, expressed confidence that the Congress will perform better in both the constituencies.”In the bypolls, people normally vote on local issues and we are hopeful that Congress will get good results in it,” he said.In an effort to retain both the seats, BJP, besides banking on its Chief Minister’s charisma, also deployed Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar, party’s national vice president and in-charge of state unit Vinay Sahastrbuddhe, national General Secretary Kailash Vijaywargiya, state BJP president Nandkumar Singh Chouhan and a number of state Cabinet ministers, for the campaigning.Though the main contest is between BJP and Congress in Ratlam seat, the JD(U), buoyed by the success of the grand alliance in Bihar, tried to put up a similar front by roping-in CPI, CPM, Gondwana Gantantra Party and Bahujan Sangarsh Dal in the state to provide an alternative.JD(U) president Sharad Yadav also campaigned for alliance candidate Vijay Haari by spending two days in the tribal constituency.During the last Lok Sabha election, Kantilal Bhuria lost to Dilip Singh Bhuria, a former Congressman who switched over to BJP during the ‘Modi wave’ in 2014.When Dilip was in Congress, he won the Lok Sabha polls from the constituency, earlier known as Jhabua seat, five times consecutively from 1980 to 1996. Dilip won the seat last year, but his death in June this year necessitated the bypoll.Meanwhile, the Congress, which won the polls from the seat since 1951, except in 1971, 1977 and 2014, is likely to have a fair chance to win it back again.In 2014, the BJP won the polls from Ratlam-Jhabua seat by a margin of 1,08,452 votes.A total of eight candidates are in fray for the bypoll to Ratlam where 17,42,628 will exercise their right to franchise.

Gravy train of Vyapam transcends political divide

The internal report prepared by the Income Tax department finds that a sum of Rs 2.45 crore was paid as illegal gratification, that included Diwali gifts to government offices, to traffic police and regular payments to a Congress MLA Veer Singh Bhuria, son of former union minister and tribal leader Kantilal Bhuria.

Even as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has commenced investigation into the massive irregularities and corruption in the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB), popularly known as Vyapam, the scandal has started consuming politicians from across the divide. Documents unearthed by the Income Tax department, while raiding the premises of Sudhir Sharma, a mining baron arrested on charges of being a prime player in the Vyapam scam, have found money and favours flowing to politicians associated with the BJP, the RSS and even the opposition Congress, who is out to make a political capital out of it. A few journalists are also named of having received favours. Some 1,40,000 jobs were disbursed though Vyapam between 2008 and 2013. It also conducted 170 tests, involving 77 lakh candidates, appearing for jobs and competitive tests for professional colleges during the period.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> The internal report prepared by the Income Tax department finds that a sum of Rs 2.45 crore was paid as illegal gratification, that included Diwali gifts to government offices, to traffic police and regular payments to a Congress MLA Veer Singh Bhuria, son of former union minister and tribal leader Kantilal Bhuria. There are many such unaccounted entries in diaries, pen drives, hard disks and CDs that show regular payments going to district collector of naxal-affected Jhabua district, pollution control department, forest department, revenue department and also to central taxation departments. Sharma, whose vast business empire includes mines and colleges, had made “huge payments in cash for air tickets, travel bills, etc” to politicians including Suresh Soni of the RSS, Prabhat Jha, then state president of the BJP and now union minister for petroleum and natural gas Dharmendra Pradhan. The minister’s name has appeared at four places having secured air tickets from Bhopal to Delhi. After six months of dodging arrest, Sudhir Sharma was arrested in July 2014. He had served as an aide of former minister Laxmikant Sharma, who is also behind bars. The Income Tax report finds that Sharma was regularly receiving lakhs in cash from two colleges linked to the Vyapam scam. That money, tax officials said, “was passed onto a Madhya Pradesh minister’s aide on the same day”. The report called for an inquiry into “deep links” between the entrepreneur and Laxmikant Sharma. The BJP leaders mentioned in the report, however, said these tickets were paid by their party and not by Sharma. Union minister said the party office in Bhopal had booked his ticket and he didn’t knew Sharma. Jumping in the fray immediately, the Congress demanded the resignation of Dharmendra Pradhan as well as chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. “That is the only way to conduct a fair, independent and impartial probe in a scam in which 49 people have already lost their lives,” said Congress spokesman Randeep Singh Surjiwala. The party also accused Chouhan of lying in the Assembly. “Thrice in 2011 and 2012, the CM, who was also holding portfolio of health misled the House, by giving wrong information on Vyapam,” said Surjiwala. On February 23, 2012, the CM said photographs and signatures of all the fake candidates have been sent to central forensic laboratory Hyderabad. But the laboratory in reply to an RTI query said they have not received any such material.