Kataria, 74, was the Home Minister in the last government in the state, which has now been replaced by the Ashok Gehlot-led Congress regime.
The by-election has been necessitated as the seat was not contested in the state-wide assembly polls held on December 7 last year.
On December 12, Mayawati-led party extended its support to the Congress in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan to help the party form the government in both states.
BJP general secretary Ram Madhav, who comes from RSS background, said there was no doubt about Rahul Gandhi's contribution to the Congress' victories.
The year 2018 sent a message that the BJP's dream of a Congress-mukt Bharat is far from reality for now.
The Gujarat CM was commenting on Congress’ celebrations after the electoral win in three states.
Prices of petrol were hiked for the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday across the country, days after assembly elections concluded in five states.
Baghel also announced a hike in the MSP on maize crop, raising it from Rs 1,700 per quintal at present to Rs 2,500.
Despite demitting Office, Chouhan arguably remains the most popular leader of Madhya Pradesh, Ram Madhav said, adding that the BJP under his leadership has outperformed the Congress in terms of vote share.
57-year-old Baghel emerged as the top contender for the chief ministerial post after the Congress, under his leadership, won 68 of the 90 seats in the Chhattisgarh assembly elections.
KCR (as Chandrasekhar Rao is popularly known) has decided to concentrate more time on national politics to bring a qualitative change in the national politics, TRS insiders claimed.
In Madhya Pradesh, Kamal Nath would be sworn-in as the Chief Minister at 10:30 am, followed by Rajasthan, where Ashok Gehlot will take oath at 1:30 pm.
Sachin Pilot is being searched more because of his wife, Sarah Pilot, than his political accomplishments.
Apart from his tirade against the ruling BJP, Tejashwi also had a word of caution for Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
"I express gratitude to all legislators of our party for supporting me...I thank Jyotiraditya Scindia for extending support," Nath said after being announced the next Chief Minister.
In race of the CM post, Nath trumped Jyotiraditya Scindia, one of the young faces of the Congress, considered popular among the youth of Madhya Pradesh.
Earlier in 2016, Nath was forced to step down as Congress' election in-charge in Punjab, after the Akali Dal accused the party of 'rubbing salt' on the wounds of Sikh community.