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BJP Releases List Of 177 Candidates For Madhya Pradesh Polls, Drops 27 Sitting MLAs

Along with Chouhan, top leaders like Narottam Mishra, Yashodhara Raje Scindia and others have also been considered for different seats. While Scindhia will contest from Shivpuri, Mishra will run from Datia.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released Friday a list of 177 candidates for the upcoming Madhya Pradesh state election that is scheduled to be held on November 28. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will contest from the Budhni constituency in Sehore district, which he been representing since 2005.

In a major setback for sitting MLAs, 27 names from the current6 assembly have been dropped in the list released by the BJP which include  Urban Development Minister Maya Singh and Forest Minister Gaurishankar Shejwar. Shejwar has been replaced by his son Mudit in Sanchi constituency. However, The party has not announced any candidate from Indore and crucial seats like Govindpura in Bhopal where many candidates have expressed their wish to contest.

There are 230 constituencies in the state for which elections will be held.

Along with Chouhan, top leaders like Narottam Mishra, Yashodhara Raje Scindia and others are also on the first list of candidates.  While Scindia will contest from Shivpuri, Mishra will run from Datia.

The names were finalised during the meeting of BJP’s Central Election Committee, that was chaired by party president Amit Shah. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also attended the meeting. BJP has been in power in Madhya Pradesh since 2008 and will be looking to retain power in the state, in spite of anti-incumbency and the opposition launching scathing attacks over multiple issues.

The party also released a list of candidates for the state elections in Mizoram and Telangana. The party released the names of 24 candidates for the 119 member Telangana assembly election on December 7. The party also released a list of 28 candidates for the election on 40 member Mizoram assembly set to be held on November 28.

The result of elections in five states will be declared together on December 11.

 

SOURCE: https://indianexpress.com/article/india/bjp-madhya-pradesh-mizoram-telangana-assembly-elections-5430774/

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