Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath maintained his several decade-old stranglehold on Chhindwara even as the Bharatiya Janata Party retained power in the state with an emphatic win.
Nath defeated the BJP's Vivek Bunty Sahu by 36,594 votes. In the 2018 polls, Nath's victory margin against Sahu was 25,837 votes.
Since 1980, Nath has won the Chhindwara Lok Sabha seat a record nine times.
Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Telegraph Online staff and has been published from a syndicated feed.