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Konta Election Result 2023: Kawasi Lakhma of Congress wins by 1,981 votes

Looking back at previous elections in Konta, Kawasi Lakhma emerged victorious in 2018 and 2013, while the 2008 election was a closer contest. The current election features candidates from BSP, CPI, Congress, Independent, JCC and BJP.

Sukma, Nov 07 (ANI): Chhattisgarh Minister and Congress candidate from Konta Assembly Constituency, Kawasi Lakhma shows his ink-marked finger after casting his vote for the first phase of State Assembly elections, at polling booth number 36, in Sukma on Tuesday. (ANI Photo) (ANI )Premium
Sukma, Nov 07 (ANI): Chhattisgarh Minister and Congress candidate from Konta Assembly Constituency, Kawasi Lakhma shows his ink-marked finger after casting his vote for the first phase of State Assembly elections, at polling booth number 36, in Sukma on Tuesday. (ANI Photo) (ANI )

Congress has been able to maintain its hold on one of the strong seats in Chattisgarh where it was thrown out of power by the Bhartiya Janata Party(BJP). Kawasi Lakhma who was aminister in the Congress government was able to win the seat by 1981 votes against his nearest rival Soyam Muka who was fielded by the BJP.

The Election Commission of India has set the stage for the Konta Assembly Constituency election results on December 3. This election was held on November 7

Chhattisgarh Election Results 2023 Live Updates

After the sixteenth round of counting of votes:

Kawasi Lakhma of Congress is leading by 2,656 votes against second-placed Manish Kunjam of the Communist Party of India. JP's Soyam Muka has earned 28,098 votes after the vote count in the sixteenth round.

After the fifteenth round of counting of votes:

Kawasi Lakhma of Congress is leading by 1,271 votes against second-placed Manish Kunjam of the Communist Party of India. JP's Soyam Muka has earned 25,382 votes after the vote count in the fifteenth round.

After the thirteenth round of counting of votes:

Kawasi Lakhma of Congress is leading by 1,390 votes against second-placed Manish Kunjam of the Communist Party of India.BJP's Soyam Muka has earned 22,378 votes after the vote count in the thirteenth round.

After the twelfth round of counting of votes:

Kawasi Lakhma of Congress is leading by 1451 votes against second-placed Manish Kunjam of the Communist Party of India.BJP's Soyam Muka has earned 19,090 votes after the vote count in the twelfth round.

After the eleventh round of counting of votes:

Manish Kunjam of CPI was leading after the eleventh round of counting with 520 votes while five-time winner Kawasi Lakhma was trailing with 520 votes. BJP's Soyam Muka has earned 15,328 votes after the vote count in the eleventh round.

After the tenth round of counting of votes:

Manish Kunjam of CPI was leading after the tenth round of counting with 462 votes while five-time winner Kawasi Lakhma was trailing with 462 votes. BJP's Soyam Muka has earned 13,074 votes after the vote count in the tenth round.

After the ninth round of counting of votes:

Manish Kunjam of CPI was leading after the ninth round of counting with 2,004 votes while five-time winner Kawasi Lakhma was trailing with 2,004 votes. BJP's Soyam Muka has earned 9,733 votes after the vote count in the ninth round

After the eighth round of counting of votes:

Manish Kunjam of CPI was leading after the eighth round of counting with 1,960 votes while five-time winner Kawasi Lakhma was trailing with 1,960 votes. BJP's Soyam Muka has earned 7,498 votes after the vote count in the seventh round.

After the seventh round of counting of votes:

Manish Kunjam of CPI was leading after the seventh round of counting with 1,617 votes while five-time winner Kawasi Lakhma was trailing with 1,617 votes. BJP's Soyam Muka has earned 5,384 votes after the vote count in the seventh round.

After sixth round of counting of votes:

Manish Kunjam of CPI was leading after the sixth round of counting with 634 votes while five-time winner Kawasi Lakhma was trailing with 634 votes. BJP's Soyam Muka has earned 4,640 votes after the vote count in the sixth round.

After fifth round of counting of votes:

Manish Kunjam of CPI was trailing after the fifth round of counting with 504 votes while five-time winner Kawasi Lakhma was leading with 504 votes. BJP's Soyam Muka has earned 4,423 votes after the vote count in the fifth round.

Manish Kunjam of CPI has taken the lead further ahead with 7,688 votes while five-time winner Kawasi Lakhma is trailing with 6,080 votes and BJP's Soyam Muka has earned 2,437 votes in the third round.

Also Read: Konta Chhattisgarh Election Results 2023 Live

Konta Election candidates

In the 2023 Konta Assembly election in Chhattisgarh, the candidates are Madkami Masa (BSP), Manish Kunjam (CPI), Kawasi Lakhma (Congress), Beeda Sodi (Independent), Devendra Telam (JCC) and Soyam Muka (BJP).

Past election results in Konta

Looking back at the previous elections provides context for the current political landscape in Konta. In the 2018 elections, Kawasi Lakhma of the Congress emerged victorious with 31,933 votes, defeating BJP's Dhaniram Barse, who secured 25,224 votes. Manish Kunjam (CPI) also lost the election. He got 24,549 votes. None Of The Above (NOTA) received 4,468 votes.

This win was a repeat of the 2013 election, where Lakhma won with 27,610 votes against Barse's 21,824 votes. The 2008 election was a closer contest, with Kawasi Lakhma securing victory by a narrow margin of 192 votes against BJP's Padam Nanda.

Also Read: Chhattisgarh Assembly Election Results 2023 Live Updates

Kawasi Lakhma emerged victorious in 2008, 2003 and 1998 as well. He's been undefeated for 25 years.

Kawasi Lakhma

Kawasi Lakhma, a big name in the Chhattisgarh Congress and the state's Excise Minister, is often in the news. People seem to like his straightforward style. 

A video where he's seen showing people how to smoke a beedi got a lot of attention on social media back in August. Before this, there was another video where he talked about how to drink alcohol. Lakhma, a key member of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel's Cabinet, faced criticism from the BJP after these videos spread. He's even said that alcohol is like medicine.

In April, Lakhma spoke up about Chhattisgarh's decision to ban alcohol. He said that, as long as he's alive, there won't be a ban on alcohol in Bastar. Will people stand by him this year as well? The picture will be clear on December 3.

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Published: 03 Dec 2023, 06:11 AM IST
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