AAP CM candidate for Madhya pradesh lost deposit Only one saved deposit out of 208

AAP CM candidate for Madhya pradesh lost deposit  Only one saved deposit out of 208

Courtesy : Agencies18/12/2018 08:01

A total of 207 candidates, including Aam Aadmi Party’s Madhya Pradesh chief ministerial candidate Alok Agarwal, had their deposits forfeited in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections.

The Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led party has contested the Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh forthe first time. It has fielded candidates in 208 of the 230 seats for the November 28 polls. According to the Election Commission data, on only one seat its candidate was able to secure deposit.

 Rani Agrawal, AAP candidate from the Singrauli Assembly seat, secured 32,167 votes and was able to save her deposit. Mr. Agarwal who contested from Bhopal Dakshin Pashchim Assembly seat, secured 1,654 votes.

 He had joined the AAP ahead of 2014 elections and was fielded as the party candidate from the Khandwa Lok Sabha seat, where he secured around 16,800 votes.

The former Narmada Bachao Andolan activist, is an IIT Kanpur alumnus. According to the ECI, the AAP vote share in Madhya Pradesh was 0.66 %.

Ranked seventh The party ranked seventh in terms of vote percentage. The BJP retained top place by securing the highest vote percentage of 41.02, followed by Congress (40.89), Independent (5.82), BSP (5.01), Gondvana Gantantra Party (1.77) and Samajwadi Party (1.30).

 According to a senior AAP functionary, senior party leaders did not campaign in the State during the elections.

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