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Deserving kin of politicians have right to seek poll ticket:

Press Trust of India  |  Indore (MP) 

Kailash Vijaywargiya Tuesday dismissed allegations of nepotism in his party even as he asserted the "right" of the deserving kin of politicians to demand ticket for contesting elections.

Vijaywargiya's remarks came against the backdrop of reports that his son is staking claim for a ticket from for the November 28 assembly elections.

The senior is an MLA from Mhow assembly constituency in district.

"Is it a crime to be born in a political family? Kin of politicians can also enter If a member of a political family proves himself and demands ticket on the basis of his credentials, it is his right to do so," he told reporters.

Responding to a query, Vijaywargiya said he had not sought ticket for his son

However, he claimed that an internal survey conducted by the (BJP) has found eligible as a prospective nominee from four constituencies in

"If my party finds it is right, it would make my son a nominee," he said.

Vijaywargiya also said the BJP didn't endorse dynastic unlike in the "where only a member of the Gandhi family runs the party irrespective of his political eligibility".

When asked about dubbing as a "thief" in public rallies, the said the was "polluting" the political atmosphere of the country by using "unparliamentary language".

"Usage of such language is the hallmark of the Congress," he said.

Gandhi has been firing barbs at the in election rallies in over Rafale deal, where he had said the "Chowkidar Chor Hai" (the watchman is a thief)".

Meanwhile, BJP sources said the ticket distribution for nine seats in Indore district is getting delayed due to a reported tussle between Sumitra Mahajan and Vijaywargiya.

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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 18:25 IST