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BJP will get a taste of Nath's abilities in polls: Scindia

Press Trust of India  |  Indore 

Responding to BJP's jibes over the age of (71), Jyotiraditya today said the saffron party will get a taste of Nath's abilities in coming polls.

Scindia, the of his party's campaign committee in Madhya Pradesh, also announced that the would issue a separate manifesto for the youth.

Talking to reporters at the Indore Press Club, said, "The BJP probably does not know how much Kamal Nath possesses. He is an international-level leader, and the BJP will experience his abilities in the Assembly elections.

"It has been often seen that many youngsters behave like 90-year-olds while elderly people are brisk like a young person of 25 years," he said.

minister recently said it would be difficult for a "bujurg" (aged) man like Nath to take on minister (59).

Asked why the Congress hasn't made announcement of its chief ministerial candidate, said, "The situation in every state is different. Whether it's Congress or BJP, in several states no face is projected before the elections."

The is considered a prominent contender for the chief minister's post if the Congress, out of power in for 15 years, makes a comeback.

All prominent Congress leaders in the state will fight unitedly to defeat the ruling BJP, he said, adding that the party high command will decide who will be the

Forty lakh educated youth in the state are unemployed, Scindia claimed, while announcing that the Congress would come out with a separate manifesto for the youth, which will feature a program for job creation.

"has announced that his party will fight the elections on the strength of organisation and not by projecting any face. So Chouhan is no longer the BJP's electoral face," Scindia quipped.

He believed that the Congress should publish its list of candidates at least two months before the polls so that candidates have enough time to campaign, and the youth and women should get a significant number of tickets, Scindia said.

He parried a question about a comparison between Congress stalwart who was chief minister from 1993 to 2003, and Chouhan who is at the helm since 2005. He won't comment on a particular person, Scindia said.

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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 20:00 IST