Devendra Patel
Member of the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly
In office
2008–2013
Succeeded byRampal Singh
ConstituencySilwani

Devendra Patel is a politician from Madhya Pradesh. He had fought and won the 2008 Madhya Pradesh legislative assembly elections from Silwani in the district of Raisen, on the ticket of Bharatiya Janshakti Party.[1]

He won the election by defeating Rampal Singh of Bhartiya Janata Party by a margin of 247 votes only.[2] After the party's founder Uma Bharti merged the party with Bhartiya Janata Party, Patel started being ignored by BJP members and so he decided to join Indian National Congress, in 2013, ahead of the 2013 Madhya Pradesh Legislative assembly elections, along with his 17 supporters.[3] In 2014, he contested for the Lok Sabha elections from Hoshangabad, but lost.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Madhya Pradesh Assembly Election 2008". Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Madhya Pradesh Elections Results : Oct 2008 : Silwani Assembly : Detailed". pardaphash.com. Archived from the original on 21 March 2014. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  3. ^ Press Trust of India (31 October 2013). "BJP MLA Devendra Patel joins Congress ahead of Assembly elections". news18.com. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Indian National Congress". Inc.in. Retrieved 16 March 2014.