Shivraj Singh Chouhan breaks silence on reports of being sidelined in MP ahead of Assembly polls
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has finally broken his silence on the reports that he is being sidelined in the state ahead of the Assembly election as the BJP leadership has not announced his name as a candidate
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has finally responded to the reports that he is being sidelined in the state by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the Assembly election. The party has not yet announced Shivraj Singh Chouhan's name as a candidate in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly election, triggering speculation that the incumbent chief minister was being deserted. Meanwhile, some big names such as Kailash Vijayvargiya have been fielded in the Assembly election.
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Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Prahlad Singh Patel have been fielded from the Dimani and Narsinghpur constituencies respectively. Similarly, Union Minister Faggan Singh Kulaste will contest from the Niwas constituency.
BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and BJP MP Rakesh Singh have been fielded from Indore-1 and Jabalpur Paschim constituencies respectively.
Other notable candidates in the list included MPs Ganesh Mantri, Rakesh Singh and Reeti Pathak.
The BJP released its first list of candidates for the Madhya Pradesh assembly elections on August 17, revealing the names of 39 candidates.
The state is scheduled to go for the Assembly polls later this year. Through the polls, the state will elect legislators from 230 Assembly constituencies. (
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