BJP candidates Mukesh Tandon and Panna Lal Shakya
Regarding the assembly elections to be held in Madhya Pradesh, BJP has announced the names of candidates for both the remaining seats of Guna and Vidisha in the state. In the sixth list released on Friday, the party has fielded Panna Lal Shakya from Guna and Mukesh Tandon from Vidisha. With the announcement of these two names, the party has announced its candidates for all 230 seats in the state.
By canceling the ticket of its sitting MLA Gopilal Jatav from Guna seat, BJP has placed its bet on the new candidate Pannalal Shakya, who is a very old leader of the party. About half a dozen people were hoping to get tickets from Guna seat. These included Neeraj Nigam and Omprakash Narwaria, who are considered Scindia supporters. Both of these were also ignored by the party.
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BJP’s Mukesh Tandon gets ticket from Vidisha
On the other hand, BJP has once again expressed confidence in its old candidate Mukesh Tandon from Vidisha. Let us tell you that in the 2018 assembly elections, Mukesh Tandon was the BJP candidate from Vidisha, although he was defeated by Shashank Bhargava of Congress. In this way BJP had lost one of its strongly held seats. Mukesh Tandon is also considered close to the Chief Minister of the state, Shivraj Singh Chauhan.
There is a tussle between Congress and BJP over ticket distribution.
Let us tell you that voices of rebellion are being raised in both Congress and BJP parties regarding ticket distribution. People angry over not getting tickets have come out on the streets against their own party. Due to which both the parties are in a dilemma. There was a massive demonstration outside the Congress headquarters in the capital Bhopal. Hariram Sen of Niwari was demanding change of ticket. After which the party finally had to change the candidate after three days. There was also a demonstration in front of the BJP office regarding ticket distribution.
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Votes will be cast on November 17
It is noteworthy that voting will be held for 230 assembly seats of Madhya Pradesh on 17th November next month. Counting of votes will take place on 3rd December and the results will also be released on 3rd December only. A direct contest is expected between the two main parties Congress and BJP in the state. Apart from this, SP, BSP, Aam Aadmi Party are also contesting the elections.