Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh is leading by a margin of 1,200 votes in Rajnandgaon assembly constituency, election officials said.
Singh is pitted against Karuna Shukla (Congress), niece of former prime minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
The five Brijmohan Agrawal (Raipur City South), Kedar Kashyap (Narayanpur constituency), Mahesh Gagda (Bijapur), Dayaldas Baghel (Nawagarh) and Amar Agrawal (Bilaspur) – are trailing, as per trends in the state Assembly polls.
However, state presidents of the BJP and the Congress – Dharamlal Kaushik and Bhupesh Baghel – were leading from Bilha and Patan seats, respectively.
Leader of Opposition T S Singhdeo and Congress MP from Durg Lok Sabha seat Tamradhwaj Sau were leading in Ambikapur and Durg Rural seats, respectively.