October 19, 2021

Published from Mumbai, Delhi & Bhopal

Congress kicks off by-poll campaigning

Team Absolute|Bhopal Aday after declaring candidates for 15 of the total 27 assembly constituencies that would go to polls shortly, the opposition Congress in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday kicked of its campaign for 27 Assembly by-polls with leader of opposition and state unit president Kamal Nath offering prayers at famous Baglamukhi temple at Nalkheda in Agar Malwa district. Nath was accompanied by MLAs Sajjan Singh Verma and Jaivardhan Singh, who had earlier served as ministers in the erstwhile Congress-led government of the state. Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee spokesman Bhupendra Gupta said, “We opened our campaign by offering prayers at the temple for prosperous Madhya Pradesh.” Nath also addressed a public meeting in support of Congress nominee from Agar (SC) constituency, Vipin Wankhede. The Agar by-election became necessary due to the death of sitting BJP MLA Manohar Untwal who had defeated Wankhede in the 2018 assembly elections.Earlier on Friday the Congress had announced names of 15 candidates for the by-polls, whose schedule is yet to be nnounced.Meanwhile, the ruling BJP said it would launch campaign once the Election Commission announces a formal schedule for the by-polls. Madhya Pradesh chief BJP spokesman Dipak Vijayvargiya said, “We are going to announce our candidates and formally launch our election campaign after the schedule for the 27 seats is announced.” The 27 seats fell vacant following resignation of 25 MLAs of the Congress over the last five months and the death of two legislators earlier.

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