MP elections LIVE updates: Prestige at stake for BJP, Congress in Madhya Pradesh

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New Delhi | Updated: December 7, 2018 1:16:01 pm

MP elections LIVE updates: Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh are around the corner and all the political parties are flexing their muscles hard to garner maximum support for their candidates.

MP elections LIVE updatesMP elections LIVE updates: Prestige at stake for BJP, Congress in Madhya Pradesh

MP elections LIVE updates: Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh are around the corner and all the political parties are flexing their muscles hard to garner maximum support for their candidates. The main contest in this central state is between the ruling BJP and opposition Congress. The BJP is in power since 2003 and Congress has failed to give a tough fight. This time as well several opinion polls have predicted that the BJP under Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s leadership will return to the power with a comfortable majority. Meanwhile, the Congress party is once again hit by internal infighting with reports suggesting that senior party leaders Digvijaya Singh and Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday indulged in an intense verbal spat in presence of president Rahul Gandhi during the distribution of tickets. The two leaders reportedly were demanding tickets to the candidates of their choice.

Voting to elect new Assembly in Madhya Pradesh will take place on November 28 in a single phase. The state Legislative Assembly has 230 chairs. Counting of votes in all the states would take place on December 11.

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    15:53 (IST)03 Nov 2018
    Shivraj Singh Chouhan's brother-in-law joins Congress

    Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's  brother-in-law Sanjay Singh joined the Congress in the presence of former Union minister and PCC chief Kamal Nath and campaign committee chief Jyotiraditya Scindia. Singh said that the BJP os promoting dynasty politics and Madhya Pradesh needs Kamal Nath, not Shivraj, who has been chief minister for 13 years. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

    14:49 (IST)03 Nov 2018
    PM Modi to interact with BJP workers at 4 pm

    Under the 'Mera Booth Sabse Mazboot'campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today interact with BJP workers in Tikamgarh (MP), Sikar (Rajasthan).

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    13:23 (IST)03 Nov 2018
    Defamation case against Rahul Gandhi

    Shivraj Singh Chouhan's son Kartikey has filed a defamation case against Congress president Rahul Gandhi for linking his name to the Panama papers. Kartikey had on Tuesday filed the case. Rahul had during a rally in Jabhua said that Shivraj's son name was involved in corruption had figured in the Panama papers. Later, Rahul clarified that he got confused due to scams in BJP state governments and was referring to the son of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh.

    12:47 (IST)03 Nov 2018
    MP elections: Digvijaya refutes reports on infighting

    Senior Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh CM Digvijaya Singh has refuted media reports that said he got into a spat with senior Jyotiraditya Scindia in the presence of party president Rahul Gandhi during a crucial meeting over ticket distribution.

    'It is being wrongly reported in press that I and Jyotiraditya Scindhiaji had any argument and (Congress President) Rahulji had to intervene. All of us in Madhya Pradesh Congress are one and determined to defeat the corrupt BJP government,' he tweeted.

    12:29 (IST)03 Nov 2018
    Congress divided in Madhya Pradesh?

    According to multiple media reports, Digvijaya Singh and Jyotiraditya Scindia on Wednesday evening got into a spat during a party Central Election Committee meeting to select candidates for the upcoming Assembly polls.

    12:14 (IST)03 Nov 2018
    MP elections: Former Congress MP Premchand Guddu joins BJP

    Just a few days ahead of the Assembly elections, the Congress party suffered a jolt when its prominent leader and former MP Premchand Guddu joined the ruling BJP. In 2019, Guddu was elected from Ujjain Lok Sabha seat but lost the elections in 2014 to Chintamani Malviya of BJP. Since then he was sidelined in the party.

    12:02 (IST)03 Nov 2018
    Shivraj Singh Chouhan to contest from Budhni

    BJP leader and three-time Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will contest from his traditional Budhni Assembly constituency in Sehore district. He has been representing since 2005.

    11:31 (IST)03 Nov 2018
    MP elections: BJP releases first list

    The ruling BJP on Friday released its first list of 177 candidates for the upcoming elections in Madhya Pradesj. The party has dropped three ministers, including Urban Development Minister Maya Singh, from the list. Besides Maya, the party has denied ticket to Forest Minister Gauri Shankar Shejwar and Water Resources Minister Harsh Singh. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

    Shivraj Singh Chouhan of BJP had assumed the charge of the CM's chair in November 2005. And since then, the BJP under his leadership has performed exceptionally well. Though the party faces anti-incumbency, the CM has exuded confidence that the BJP will retain the power. The elections are crucial for both the BJP and Congress as the outcome will set the tone for the general elections slated to be held next year. The Aam Admi Party (AAP) of Arvind Kejriwal is also contesting the elections. The party has announced candidates for 150 seats. Other parties like Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party are also trying their luck in Madhya Pradesh.
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