MP election updates: BJP releases second list of candidate, AB Vajpayee’s nephew Anoop Mishra gets ticket

By: | Updated:Nov 05, 2018 10:54 pm

MP election: Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh will be held in a single phase on November 28. The Legislative Assembly has 230 chairs where the BJP is in majority since 2003.

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MP election updates: The Bharatiya Janata Party Monday released its second list of 15 candidates. Anoop Mishra, 62, is the nephew of Atal Bihari Vajpaye. He is a sitting Lok Sabha MP from Morena. Earlier, he has represented the Gwalior East constituency during 2008–2013. Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh will be held in a single phase on November 28. The Legislative Assembly has 230 chairs where the BJP is in majority since 2003. The Congress party is flexing its muscles hard this time to unseat the BJP but the party is hit by internal infighting. According to multiple media reports, last week Digivijaya Singh and Jyotiraditya Scindia had an intense verbal spat in presence of party president Rahul Gandhi over distribution of tickets to their candidates. However, Digvijaya later denied the reports and claimed the the Congress is united and will return to the power in the upcoming polls.

On Saturday, the Congress released its first list of 155 candidates for 2018 Assembly Elections. The party has fielded former state chief Ajay Singh from Churhat constituency. On Friday, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party had released a list of 177 candidates. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will contest from Budhni, while state ministers Narottam Mishra and Yashodhara Raje Scindia have been fielded from Datia and Shivpuri seats respectively.

In the 2013 Assembly polls, the BJP had won 165 seats and Congress was restricted to just 58 seats. This time, the results will be declared on December 11. The tenure of state Assembly will expire on January 7, 2019.

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  • 14:50 (IST)

    Atal Bihari Vajpayee's nephew Anoop Mishra fielded from Morena

    Anoop Mishra, 62, is the nephew of Atal Bihari Vajpaye. He is a sitting Lok Sabha MP from Morena. Earlier, he has represented the Gwalior East constituency during 2008–2013.

  • 14:44 (IST)

    BJP releases second list of candidadtes

    Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) has released a second list of 17 candidates for Madhya Pradesh Elections 2018. The saffron party shared names of the candidates in Twitter post. "List of BJP candidates for ensuing General Election to the Legislative Assembly 2018 of Madhya Pradesh finalised by BJP CEC on 05 Nov 2018," it Tweeted.

  • 08:44 (IST)

    CM Shivraj Singh's kin joins Congress

    Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's brother-in-law Sanjay Singh Masani has joined the Congress. Brother of Chouhan's wife Sadhana, Masani, was formally inducted into the party on Saturday in the presence of Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia. Addressing the media later, Singh said that BJP is now all about dynasty and nepotism as most of the candidates fielded by the ruling party are sons and daughters of MLAs or MPs.

    Masani was reportedly upset with the party after he was denied a ticket. If reports are to go by, he wanted to enter the fray from Waraseoni in Balaghat district. But the BJP has fielded sitting MLA Yogendra Nirmal.

  • 21:43 (IST)

    Congress releases first list 155 candidates (Check list)

    Congress Saturday released its first list of 155 candidates for Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls. "Announcement regarding party candidates for the ensuing elections to Legislative Assembly of Madhya Pradesh," Congress tweeted.

  • 13:10 (IST)

    Infighting in the Congress

    Congress is reportedly facing a big intra-party rift over the distribution of tickets. Reports suggest that all is not well for the Congress between the top leaders and their supporters. India Today has reported Digvijaya Singh and Jyotiraditya Scindia had an intense verbal spat in presence of party president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday. The flashpoint between the two leaders was distribution of tickets to the candidates of their choice.

  • 12:58 (IST)

    Big News! BJP declares 177 candidates

    In a significant development, the Bharatiya Janata Party has declared list of 177 candidates for MP election. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has been fielded from Budhni, state ministers Narottam Mishra and Yashodhara Raje Scindia to contest from Datia and Shivpuri respectively fielded from Budhni.

18:18 (IST) 05 Nov 2018
Adequate security arrangements for 'darshan': IG Ajith Kumar

We've made adequate security arrangements for facilitating 'darshan' of all devotees. We have various threats in this area, taking into consideration various threat perceptions, we've provided security arrangements for everyone: IG Ajith Kumar, security in-charge of #Sabarimala

15:02 (IST) 05 Nov 2018
Sehore: CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan files nomination from Budhni

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has filed nomination from Budhni constituency. Budhni is Chouhan's home turf and is close to his ancestral village Jait. He was first elected as MLA from Budhni in 1990 beforebecoming MP by winning a bypoll from the the Vidisha Lok Sabha seat in 1991 after former Prime Minister Atal Bihrai Vajpayee quit the seat. Chouhan went on win the Vidisha LS seat in 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2004. In 2005, Chouhan took over as MP CM and in 2006 contested from Budhni to get elected to the MP Assembly. He beat the Congress' Rajkumar Patel, a former minister, by a margin of 36,000 votes. He won from the seat again in the 2008 and 2013 Assembly polls, defeating the Congress' Mahesh Singh Rajput and Mahendra Singh Chauhan by a margin of 41,000 votes and 84,000 votes respectively.

14:50 (IST) 05 Nov 2018
Atal Bihari Vajpayee's nephew Anoop Mishra fielded from Morena

Anoop Mishra, 62, is the nephew of Atal Bihari Vajpaye. He is a sitting Lok Sabha MP from Morena. Earlier, he has represented the Gwalior East constituency during 2008–2013.

14:44 (IST) 05 Nov 2018
BJP releases second list of candidadtes

Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) has released a second list of 17 candidates for Madhya Pradesh Elections 2018. The saffron party shared names of the candidates in Twitter post. "List of BJP candidates for ensuing General Election to the Legislative Assembly 2018 of Madhya Pradesh finalised by BJP CEC on 05 Nov 2018," it Tweeted.

20:04 (IST) 04 Nov 2018
Congress second list of candidates released

The Madhya Pradesh Congress has announced its second list of 16 candidates for polls to the 230-member state assembly slated for November 28. The names of Congress state unit chief Kamal Nath and poll campaign committee in-charge Jyotiradtiya Scindia are not on the list. They are touted to be frontrunners for the chief minister's post if the party wins.

10:04 (IST) 04 Nov 2018
Former Congress MP Premchand Guddu joins BJP

Just a few days ahead of the Assembly polls, former Congress MP from Madhya Pradesh Premchand Guddu has joined the BJP. Guddu was inducted into the BJP on Friday in the presence of union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar, Thawarchand Gehlot and BJP general secretary Kailsh Vijayvargiya. Guddu had won from Ujjain in 2009 but lost the elections in 2014 to BJP's Chintamani Malviya.

08:44 (IST) 04 Nov 2018
CM Shivraj Singh's kin joins Congress

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's brother-in-law Sanjay Singh Masani has joined the Congress. Brother of Chouhan's wife Sadhana, Masani, was formally inducted into the party on Saturday in the presence of Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia. Addressing the media later, Singh said that BJP is now all about dynasty and nepotism as most of the candidates fielded by the ruling party are sons and daughters of MLAs or MPs.

Masani was reportedly upset with the party after he was denied a ticket. If reports are to go by, he wanted to enter the fray from Waraseoni in Balaghat district. But the BJP has fielded sitting MLA Yogendra Nirmal.

21:43 (IST) 03 Nov 2018
Congress releases first list 155 candidates (Check list)

Congress Saturday released its first list of 155 candidates for Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls. "Announcement regarding party candidates for the ensuing elections to Legislative Assembly of Madhya Pradesh," Congress tweeted.

21:43 (IST) 03 Nov 2018
MP Election 2018: Congress releases first list 155 candidates

Congress Saturday released its first list of 155 candidates for Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls. "Announcement regarding party candidates for the ensuing elections to Legislative Assembly of Madhya Pradesh," Congress tweeted.

23:29 (IST) 02 Nov 2018
Highlights for 02/11/2018

Digviajaya Singh, Jyotiraditya Scindia fight over ticket distribution: Report The Congress is reportedly in the midst of an intra-party rift over the distribution of tickets. With less than 10 days left for the nominations, the Congress is yet to announce even a single candidate. There are reports suggesting all is not well for the Congress between the top leaders and their supporters. As per an India Today report, Digvijaya Singh and Jyotiraditya Scindia had an intense verbal spat in presence of party president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday.  - Digvijaya Singh has denied any confrontation with Scindia. 

23:29 (IST) 02 Nov 2018
Today's highlights:

BJP releases first list of candidates out; Chouhan stays in Budhni

- The BJP Friday released its first list of 177 candidates for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls, dropping over two dozen MLAs and fielding Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan from his traditional Budhni seat.

- Three ministers are among the MLAs who have been denied renomination, while seats of several legislators of the ruling party have been changed. Three sitting independent MLAs have been fielded as BJP candidates from their respective constituencies.

- The list was released in New Delhi by Union minister J P Nadda, who is also secretary of the BJP's Central Election Committee.

20:33 (IST) 02 Nov 2018
Many Sitting BJP MLAs lose ticket

The seats where the sitting MLAs have not been given tickets by the BJP include Sabalgarh, Sumaoli, Gwalior (East), Sewda, Guna, Surkhi, Tikamgarh, Prithvipur, Malahra, Hatta, Gunnor, Rampur Baghelan, Simaria, Teothar, Deosar, Junnardeo, Jaisinghnagar, Aamla, Ghodadongri, Sanchi, Vidisha, Ashta, Agar, Mandhata, Pandhana, Maheshwar, Sardarpur and Dharampuri.

20:32 (IST) 02 Nov 2018
MP govt provided inflated agri data to get Award: Congress

The Congress accused the BJP government in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh Friday of furnishing inflated figures of agricultural production to get the Union Government's `Krishi Karman Award'.

17:27 (IST) 02 Nov 2018
About CM Chouhan's seat - Budhni (2/2)

According to party sources, Chouhan has nurtured Budhni well with his wife, Sadhna Singh, and son Kartikey taking charge of the campaigning. Kartikey has been touring and addressing meetings in Budhni for the part 3-4 years to maintain a connect with the people of the constituency. Kartikey was in the news recently after Congress president Rahul Gandhi inadvertently linked his name to the Panama Paper leak after which the former filed a defamation case at a Bhopal court.

PTI

17:26 (IST) 02 Nov 2018
About CM Chouhan's seat - Budhni (1/2)

Budhni, in the state's Sehore district, is Chouhan's home turf and is close to his ancestral village Jait. He was first elected as MLA from Budhni in 1990 beforebecoming MP by winning a bypoll from the the Vidisha Lok Sabha seat in 1991 after former Prime Minister Atal Bihrai Vajpayee quit the seat. Chouhan went on win the Vidisha LS seat in 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2004. In 2005, Chouhan took over as MP CM and in 2006 contested from Budhni to get elected to the MP Assembly. He beat the Congress' Rajkumar Patel, a former minister, by a margin of 36,000 votes. He won from the seat again in the 2008 and 2013 Assembly polls, defeating the Congress' Mahesh Singh Rajput and Mahendra Singh Chauhan by a margin of 41,000 votes and 84,000 votes respectively. 

PTI

17:24 (IST) 02 Nov 2018
MP: Kamal Nath, Scindia unlikely to fight elections

Among the chief minister aspirants from both the BJP and Congress in Madhya Pradesh, only incumbent CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan will contest Assembly polls scheduled for November 28. Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia, both considered claimants to the coveted chair, are Lok Sabha MPs and are unlikely to contest the polls. State Congress unit president Nath is a nine-time MP from Chhindwara while the party's campaign committee chief Scindia represents Guna in the Lok Sabha. "So far, there is no chance of Scindia and Nath contesting Assembly polls," a Congress spokesperson told PTI.

16:48 (IST) 02 Nov 2018
MP Assembly election 2018: IMPORTANT DATES

Last Date of Nominations: November 9, 2018 (Friday)

Date for Scrutiny of Nominations: November 12, 2018 (Monday)

Last Date for withdrawal of candidates: November 14,2018 (Wednesday)

Date of Poll: November 28, 2018 (Wednesday)

Date of Counting: December 12, 2018 (Tuesday)

16:20 (IST) 02 Nov 2018
What Ashok Gehlot said about puported rift between Scindia and Digvijaya?

Asked about the issue, AICC general secretary Gehlot denied reports of any differences between the leaders and claimed that the party leadership in Madhya Pradesh was united. "There was no such fight between the leaders as reported in a section of the media. All the leaders in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are united," he said. Gehlot said lengthy meetings of the CEC have taken place to ensure that the candidate selection process ends soon."Long meetings are taking place to speed up the selection process for candidates," he said. Singh also rejected reports about any differences with Scindia or any argument with him in Gandhi's presence.

16:10 (IST) 02 Nov 2018
Trouble for Computer Baba!

Religious leader and for minister in MP Cabinet, Computer Baba, a friend-turned-foe of the Shivraj Singh Chouhan, has been expelled by the `Akhada' to which he belongs. Digambar Ani Akhada, a prominent denomination of Vaishnava sect, has expelled him, said Mahant Narendra Giri, president of the Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad, Thursday.

PTI

15:23 (IST) 02 Nov 2018
Gulab Singh Kirar not in Congress

Two days after the Congress announced the induction of former BJP leader Gulab Singh Kirar into the party in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh, the opposition party 'disowned' him Thursday after realising that it had targeted him in connection with the Vyapam scam earlier. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is watching with glee the Congress's discomfiture over Kirar, an Other Backward Classes (OBC) leader, in the run-up to the high-stakes Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls, scheduled to be held on November 28. The saffron party said Kirar had no association with it and his cross-over to the Congress will have no bearing on it. On October 30, the Madhya Pradesh unit of the Congress had announced the induction of Kirar into the party in Indore in the presence of party chief Rahul Gandhi and other leaders.

14:56 (IST) 02 Nov 2018
About Congress candidates: No candidates announced so far

Insiders say a third meeting of the CEC, the party's body for selecting candidates, for Madhya Pradesh to be held this evening was cancelled as no consensus could be brought about between the various state leaders over party tickets. The meeting is now likely to be held on Friday. No candidate has been announced for the state polls.

PTI

14:47 (IST) 02 Nov 2018
BJP drops 27 sitting MLAs

BJP has dropped as many as 27 sitting MLAs from the first list in Madhya Pradesh. The state will go on Assembly poll on November 28. Results will be declared on December 11.

14:38 (IST) 02 Nov 2018
BJP 's first list was finalised on Thursday

The list was finalised at the BJP's central election committee meeting last night. It was chaired by party president Amit Shah and also attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi among other party leaders.

14:33 (IST) 02 Nov 2018
BJP declares candidates for Telangana and Mizoram too

Apart from Madhya Pradesh, BJP has also announced candidates for 28 Assembly seats in Telangana and 24 in Mizoram to. While Telangana will go on polls on December 7, Mizoram will go on November 28. Results will be out on December 11.

14:05 (IST) 02 Nov 2018
About Congress candidates: Meeting continued till hours beyond midnight

The CEC meeting for Madhya Pradesh remained inconclusive after it continued till hours beyond midnight. This was followed by a meeting of the leaders from Madhya Pradesh and the central screening committee of the state chaired by Madhusudan Mistry with Ahmed Patel, Ashok Gehlot and M Veerappa Moily.

PTI

13:51 (IST) 02 Nov 2018
BJP list (CONT.)

The Bharatiya Janata Party, led by CM Shivraj Chouhan, is on a mega campaign spree under the 'Jan Sampark Yatra'. Check the third part of the BJP list below:

13:47 (IST) 02 Nov 2018
About Congress candidates: Talks remain inconclusive

Senior Congress leaders have been entrusted with the task of sorting out differences between party leaders from Madhya Pradesh over allotment of tickets for the November 28 assembly elections as talks at the central election committee meeting remained inconclusive, PTI sources said Thursday. According to the PTI sources, during the meeting of the central election committee on late Wednesday, Congress leaders Digvijaya Singh and Jyotiraditya Scindia exchanged heated notes in the presence of party chief Rahul Gandhi.

13:35 (IST) 02 Nov 2018
BJP candidate list for MP: 27 sitting MLAs dropped

The BJP Thursday released its first list of 177 candidates for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls. The list was released by the party's secretary election committee and Union minister J P Nadda Friday. According to PTI sources, about 27 sitting MLAs have been dropped in Madhya Pradesh.

13:23 (IST) 02 Nov 2018
BJP list of candidates for MP electins (CONT.):

Check the first list of candidates declared by Bharatiya Janata Party for the Assembly elections. The party has declared 177 candidates including CM Shivraj Chouhan and other senior ministers.

13:19 (IST) 02 Nov 2018
BJP list of candidates for MP elections:

Check the first 25 candidates declared by Bharatiya Janata Party for the Assembly elections. The party has declared 177 candidates including CM Shivraj Chouhan.

13:12 (IST) 02 Nov 2018
Digivijaya Singh denies rift MP Congress

Digvijaya Singh's Tweet: "It is being wrongly reported in press that I and Jyotiraditya Scindhia ji had any arguement and Rahul ji had to intervene. All of us in MP Congress are one and determined to defeat the corrupt BJP Government in MP"

13:10 (IST) 02 Nov 2018
Infighting in the Congress

Congress is reportedly facing a big intra-party rift over the distribution of tickets. Reports suggest that all is not well for the Congress between the top leaders and their supporters. India Today has reported Digvijaya Singh and Jyotiraditya Scindia had an intense verbal spat in presence of party president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday. The flashpoint between the two leaders was distribution of tickets to the candidates of their choice.

12:58 (IST) 02 Nov 2018
Big News! BJP declares 177 candidates

In a significant development, the Bharatiya Janata Party has declared list of 177 candidates for MP election. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has been fielded from Budhni, state ministers Narottam Mishra and Yashodhara Raje Scindia to contest from Datia and Shivpuri respectively fielded from Budhni.

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