Congress releases its first list of candidates for MP Assembly elections
New Delhi: The Congress party released its first list of candidates for Madhya Pradesh assembly polls.
The list includes 155 candidates including Ajay Singh, the leader of opposition in the state; former Union minister Suresh Pachouri; former chief minister Digvijaya Singh’s son Jaivardhan Singh and brother Lashman Singh from Raghogarh and Chachoura seats respectively. Ajay Singh, son of former chief minister late Arjun Singh, will fight from Churhat.
Earlier, the party announced that it would release the list by July 31 but due to some issues over ticket distribution delayed the same.
On Friday, the party’s Central Election Committee (CEC) met under the chairmanship of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and deliberated upon the names of candidates.
The discussion in the CEC took place after hectic deliberations between the party's leaders from the state and senior central leaders such as Ahmed Patel, Ashok Gehlot and Veerappa Moily.
Rahul Gandhi asked Patel, Gehlot and Moily to sort out differences between various factions of the Madhya Pradesh Congress unit after the tussle between senior Congress leaders Digvijaya Singh and Jyotiraditya Scindia over ticket distribution hit headlines.
It is to be mentioned that BJP, which is in power in the state since 2003, had released its first list of 177 candidates Friday.
The Assembly Elections of Madhya Pradesh will be held on November 28.