Raipur : Chhattisgarh's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday seemed set to oust its rivals in the assembly seats of Khairagarh and Malkharoda, elections for which were held Saturday.
BJP's Komal Janghel was leading by about 11,200 votes over his Congress rival Padma Singh after nine rounds of counting in Khairagarh. The seat has always been known as a Congress citadel.
In Malkharoda, the BJP's Nirmal Singha established a lead of 5,400 votes over Bahujan Samaj Party's (BSP) Lalsai Khunte after the fifth round of counting. Khunte won the seat in the 2003 elections.
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