Published On: Sat, Nov 3rd, 2018

MP polls: Congress releases first list of candidates

New Delhi: Amid bitter fight between former chief minister Digvijay Singh and Jyotiraditya Scidia over ticket distribution, the Congress on Saturday released its first list of 155 candidates for the 230-member Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections.

The 230-member Madhya Pradesh Assembly will have a single-phase polling on November 28

The list does not include either of the party’s two chief ministerial probables — Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath and Guna lawmaker Jyotiraditya Scindia.

Congress veteran and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh’s brother Laxman Singh has been fielded from the Chachaura seat in Guna district, while Digvijaya Singh’s son Jaivardhan Singh will re-contest from Raghogarh, earlier represented by Digvijaya Singh in 1998 and 2003.

Congress national secretary Jitu Patwari is contesting from Rau in Indore district and party leader Suresh Pachauri has been fielded from Raisen district’s Bhojpur seat.

Govind Singh has been re-nominated from the Lahar seat in Bhind district, while in neighbouring Gwalior district, sitting legislator Lakhan Singh Yadav has been re-nominated from Bhitrwar.

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday announced its first list of candidates for 177 seats.

The 230-member Madhya Pradesh Assembly will have a single-phase polling on November 28.

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