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MP BJP leaders back Chouhan's wife Sadhna Singh for Vidisha LS seat

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BJP leaders are batting for the candidature of Sadhna Singh, wife of former state Shivraj Singh Chouhan, from constituency after declared she will not contest the polls.

BJP MLA Rampal Singh, a close aide of Chouhan, said, "Sadhna Singh's name has been suggested and recommended by the district presidents of all the four districts spanning seat as also the sitting and former MLAs of the party. However, a final decision will to be taken by and we are hopeful that her name will be approved."

According to BJP sources, Sadhna Singh's name for the seat came up after Chouhan decided not to contest the polls.

Lok Sabha constituency comprises eight Assembly segments -- Bhojpur, Sanchi (SC), Silwani, Vidisha, Basoda, Budhni, Ichhawar and Khategaon spread across four districts of Raisen, Sehore, Dewas and Vidisha.

Except the Assembly constituencies of Sanchi and Vidisha which are in the bag of Congress, rest of the six seats are being held BJP.

According to the sources, all the six MLAs have agreed on the name of

The high-profile constituency was represented by party stalwarts like former in 1991, in 2009 and 2014, and former Chouhan in 1991, 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2004.

SadhnaSingh had extensively campaigned for her husband ShivrajSinghChouhan in constituencies in the past and is a well known face among the party workers and voters. Chouhan is sitting MLA from Budhni.

On the other hand, is still looking for a face from Vidisha. It is being speculated that may pitch against However, Pachouri had faced defeat in the recently held state Assembly polls at the hands of BJP candidate in constituency

In Madhya Pradesh, polling will be conducted in four stages during phase four, five, six and seven scheduled on April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19 respectively. has a total of 29 Lok Sabha constituencies. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, BJP had won from 27 constituencies while bagged two seats.

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First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 10:40 IST
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