Bhopal, November 3: Celebrations erupted in Madhya Pradesh as incumbent Chief Minister and BJP candidate from Budhni, Shivraj Singh Chouhan won by a margin of 1,64,951 votes, garnering a total of 1,04,974 votes. Meanwhile, the BJP also has gained the upper hand and crossed the majority mark comfortably and is set to retain power in the State with a landslide victory.

Chouhan was contesting against Congress leader Vikram Mastal Sharma who manage to secure only 59,977 votes. Budhni is one of the Assembly seats of Madhya Pradesh's Sehore district. It is a part of Vidisha Lok Sabha constituency. Madhya Pradesh Election 2023 Results Constituency-Wise Winners List: Seat-Wise Names of Winning Candidates of BJP, Congress and Other Parties in Vidhan Sabha Polls.

The Budhni Assembly constituency is a general seat, i.e. it is not reserved for Scheduled Castes (SCs) or Scheduled Tribes (STs). The voting took place on November 17, 2023 in Budhni. Aazad Samaj Party's (Kanshi Ram) Dinesh Azad was also contesting from the same seat and secured 3rd position in the tally.

Earlier in the day Chouhan was seen in a jubilant mood at his residence and flashed a victory sign at CM House along with his family, in Bhopal. Chouhan along with his family greeted party workers and supporters in Bhopal and later exchanged greetings with state BJP president VD Sharma and union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia. Union Minister for Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw was also present. Madhya Pradesh Election 2023 Results: Chief Minister and BJP Leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan Wins Budhni Seat With Margin of Over One Lakh Votes.

Chouhan relied heavily on schemes for women like the 'Ladli Behna Yojana' under which Rs 1250 is transferred monthly to eligible women from poor families in the state. While Congress described it as an election sop, implemented months before the assembly polls, the BJP leaders have said that it is in line with the party's work for empowering women.

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