Chouhan Madhya Pradesh

MP: Chouhan To Contest From Budhni; BJP Announces Fourth List

Chouhan Madhya Pradesh

The BJP on Monday released its fourth list of candidates for the Madhya Pradesh assembly polls with Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to contest again from his traditional seat of Budhni.

The list of 57 candidates has some prominent names including Narottam Mishra, Govind Singh Rajput, Gopal Bhargava, Rajendra Shukla, and Omprakash Sakhlecha.

The party’s list of candidates was released on the day the Election Commission announced the poll schedule in five states including Madhya Pradesh.

Assembly polls will be held in Madhya Pradesh on November 17 and counting of votes will be held on December 3. The state has 230 assembly seats.

The BJP has made an early announcement of candidates for the assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh.

The BJP released its first list of candidates for the Madhya Pradesh assembly elections on August 17 which had names of 39 candidates.

The second list was released on September 25. The list featured three central ministers — Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister of State (MoS) for Food Processing Industries Prahlad Singh Patel, and Minister of State for Rural Development and Steel Faggan Singh Kulatse–and four Lok Sabha MPs.

A day later, the party announced that Monika Batti will contest from Amarwara, a seat reserved for STs. She joined the BJP after leaving the Gondwana Gantantra Party.

Of the five states going to the polls, BJP is in power in Madhya Pradesh. Elections will also be held next month in Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Rajasthan, and Mizoram and the counting of votes will take place on December 3. (ANI)

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