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BJP releases 3rd list for MP, drops Babulal Gaur, Kailash Vijayvargiya

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The on Thursday released the third list of 32 candidates for with the party deciding to drop 10 sitting MLAs including former Minister and its

As per the list, the party has fielded the of Babulal Gaur, from constituency while Vijayvargiya has been replaced by Usha Thakur, the sitting MLA from Indore-3.

Babulal Gaur, a former Home Minister, was forced to resign on the grounds that his age was over 75. He was representing the constituency since 1980 and had threatened the party that if he or his was not given a ticket, both would contest the polls independently.

Vijayvargiya's son is set to begin his electoral from Indore-3, the constituency represented by Thakur.

Senior Vijayvargiya, a close confidant of BJP Amit Shah, has been more focussed on national especially after the saffron party for the first time formed its government in The party's victory in was credited to Vijayvargiya.

The BJP has fielded Ajit Premchandra Borasi, son of former Ujjain from constituency by denying ticket to its sitting MLA

Besides Gaur, Vijayvargiya and Malviya, the BJP has also dropped its sitting MLAs Narendra Kushwaha from Bhind, Mukesh Singh Chaturvedi from Mehgaon, Ghanshyam Pironia from Bhander and Govind Singh Patel from Gadarwara among others.

With the third list, the BJP has as of now released the names of 225 candidates leaving five seats. The BJP had earlier issued its first list of 176 candidates, while in the second list it announced 17 names.

There are 230 seats in Madhya Pradesh, where the saffron party has been in power for three consecutive terms.



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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 17:06 IST