Bhopal has 8 Assembly seats, out of these 8, the BJP won 5 and Congress 3 in the last assembly elections. For the Lok Sabha elections, Congress’s senior leader and former CM Digvijay Singh has a direct fight with Malegaon bomb blast accused Pragya Singh Thakur who is fighting on the BJP ticket.
The constituency of Bhopal is set to see one of its most interesting contests till now. It has been the BJP’s citadel for the last 30 years.
It was in 1984 when the Congress last won from here. 1984 was also the year when Bhopal witnessed one of the worst tragedies after Indian independence – known as the Bhopal gas tragedy. Since then, the grand old party could never win this seat in India’s heartland.