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Chhattisgarh Assembly Election result 2023: Congress' Tamradhwaj Sahu loses Durg rural

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election result 2023: This seat has a sizable population of Sahus, a prominent OBC community. It is currently held by minister Tamradhwaj Sahu, a prominent OBC leader. Unfortunately,  Tamradhwaj Sahu was defeated by BJP's Lalit Chandrakar, who secured 87175 votes

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First Published Dec 3, 2023, 8:27 AM IST

In Durg rural, Congress' candidate Tamradhwaj Sahu with 70533 votes, was defeated by BJP's Lalit Chandrakar, who secured 87175 votes. This rural seat in Durg district has a sizable population of Sahus, a prominent OBC community.

It is currently held by minister Tamradhwaj Sahu, a prominent OBC leader who is believed to have played a crucial role in mobilizing Sahu voters in favour of Congress in 2018. 

Sahu was a leading contender for the chief minister position following the party's victory in 2018. Prior to being contested from this seat in the next assembly elections, he had won the Durg Lok Sabha seat in 2014.

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What happened in previous elections?

In the 2018 Chhattisgarh elections, Congress emerged as the clear winner, securing 68 out of 90 seats, while BJP won only 15. This marked the end of the 15-year rule of the BJP in the state. Bhupesh Baghel from the Congress assumed the role of Chief Minister, spearheading the new government.

Durg Rural 2018 results

In 2018, Congress candidate Tamradhwaj Sahu won the seat. In the 2018 Chhattisgarh elections, Durg-Rural recorded a voter turnout of 74.15%. In 2013 the turnout was 72.98%, and in 2008 it was 69.75%.

During the 2013 elections, Ramshila Sahu from the BJP emerged victorious in the constituency with a narrow lead of 2,979 votes, constituting a margin of 2.28 per cent. Her share of the total votes cast was 38.44 per cent. INC won this seat in the 2008 Assembly elections with a margin of 1,557 votes (1.39%), registering 44.4% of the total votes polled.

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