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|October 31, 1998||
Raghogarh: Seat without a representative
A legal battle has left Raghogarh assembly constituency in Guna district of Madhya Pradesh without a representative in the Vidhan Sabha (state legislative assembly) for almost its entire five-year term.
Congressman Laxman Singh, who was elected from Raghogarh in the December 1993 assembly poll, was a legislator for just 24 days. He vacated the seat to enable elder brother Digvijay Singh to contest a by-election following his selection as leader of the Congress Legislature Party.
But Ram Prasad Shivhare, who had lost the poll, filed a petition challenging Laxman Singh's election on various grounds.
So another Congress legislator from neighbouring Chachoda, Shiv Narayan Meena, vacated his seat for the chief minister. Digvijay Singh won Chachoda in May 1994.
Though by-elections were held for 17 assembly seats over the last five years, Raghogarh has remained vacant because the case is still pending in court.
But Chief Minister Singh has indicated that he will contest the November 25 election from Raghogarh.
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