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Cong leader Satyavrat Chaturvedi's son to contest on SP ticket

Press Trust of India  |  Chhatarpur (MP) 

Nitin Chaturvedi, son of senior and former Satyavrat Chaturvedi, filed nomination as a (SP) candidate Thursday from in region of

Assembly elections will be held in the BJP-ruled state on November 28.

Nitin filed his papers in the presence of his father and a group of supporters.

Satyavrata Chaturvedi, a former national spokesperson, said he himself was still with the

"I am still a Congress member. Congress has been repeating the same mistake (of ignoring his son) for 15 years. Doing injustice is sin, and tolerating injustice is equally sinful. So my son took the decision to go to the people's court," he said.

"It was Nitin's own decision to contest on SP ticket. He is adult and a father of two children, so he can take decision on his own. I will help him as much as I can," Satyavrata added.

Nitin alleged that the Congress has ignored its ground-level workers.

The party has fielded Vikram Singh Natiraja, a three-time MLA, from this seat.

Defending the decision to give ticket to Natiraja, Congress cited his record.

"Natiraja is a three-time MLA from here. He won two consecutive elections, in 2008 and 2013, on Congress ticket. He was elected as MLA on SP's ticket in 2003. How can Congress ignore ground reports," he said.

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 19:30 IST