Outgoing CM to union ministers: Bigwigs who slipped in Assembly Elections 2023

Dec 4, 2023

By: Sourabh Jain

KCR loses in Karimnagar

K Chandrashekar Rao or KCR is popularly known as the Father of Telangana, faced his worst defeat. Not only did his party, BRS, lose its mandate in the state, the outgoing CM lost elections personally in the Kamareddy constituency to BJP’s Venkata Ramana Reddy. He won in Gajwel seat however to retain his MLA title.

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Revanth Reddy: Against the local

Anumula Revanth Reddy, who is expected to be the next chief minister of Telangana also had a surprise, again in the Kamareddy seat. He contested against KCR but lost to Venkata Ramana Reddy, who calls himself the ‘local’ against the bigwigs.

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Former state chief Bandi Sanjay Kumar loses big

Constituencies that start with K seem to land the most surprises. Bandi Sanjay Kumar, BJP’s former state chief lost against Bharat Rashtra Samithi’s Gangula Kamalakar in the Karimnagar constituency by 3,163 votes.

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Eatala Rajender: 2x loss

Former minister and senior BJP leader Eatala Rajender lost the election in both the seats he contested in. While he lost against the outgoing chief minister KCR in Gajwel by a margin of 45,031 votes, he lost against Kaushik Reddy Padi in Huzurabad by 16,873 votes.

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Govindram Meghwal: Lost campaign

Govindram Meghwal, a minister in the outgoing Congress-led Rajasthan government who led the party’s campaign in the state lost against BJP’s Dr Vishwanath Meghwal in the Khajuwala constituency by 17,374 votes. He was also the campaign committee chief.

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Govind Singh: Seventh time unlucky

Govind Singh, the leader of opposition and a seven-time MLA from congress lost the seat to Ambrish Sharma from BJP in the Lahar constituency in Madhya Pradesh by 12,397 votes.

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Narottam Mishra: Loss at home

Narottam Mishra, the Madhya Pradesh home minister lost against Bharti Rajendra from Congress in the Datia constituency by a margin of 7,742 votes.

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Faggan Singh Kulaste: A steely silence

Faggan Singh Kulaste, BJP’s union minister of state for rural development and steel, lost against Chainsingh Warkade from Congress in the Niwas constituency in Madhya Pradesh by a margin of 9,723 votes.

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T S Singh Deo: Just 94 votes

T S Singh Deo, the deputy chief minister in the outgoing Congress government in Chhattisgarh lost by a margin of 94 votes to BJP’s Rajesh Agrawal in the Ambikapur constituency.

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Ravindra Choubey vs farmer

Ravindra Choubey, a seven-time MLA from Congress was defeated by BJP’s Ishwar Sahu, a riot victim and a farmer by profession in the Saja constituency in Chhattisgarh by a margin of 5,196 votes.

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