Counting in Ghodadongri Assembly by-poll in Madhya Pradesh’s Betul district was underway on Thursday with BJP candidate Mangal Singh Dhurve taking the lead initially, election officials said.Dhurve was leading with a margin of 10,890 votes over his nearest Congress’ Pratap Singh Uikey after completion of 12 rounds, an election official said, adding, a total of 17 rounds will take place for counting of votes. After the 12th round, Uikey polled 49,546 votes, while Dhurve secured 60,436 votes, he said.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The by-poll was necessitated after the death of sitting BJP member Sajjan Singh Uikey. A total of 74.48% voters exercised their franchise in the by-poll that was held on May 30.

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Madhya Pradesh: BJP’s Mangal Singh Dhurve leads in Ghodadongri by-poll