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Kamal Nath likely to contest Assembly bypoll from Chhindwara

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

Kamal Nath, who was mulling contesting the Assembly bypoll from seat, is most likely to fight it from his home turf Chhindwara, his said on Tuesday.

According to the aide, Nath also wants his eldest son to fight the upcoming from the constituency.

"Nath, a nine-time from Chhindwara, has almost made up his mind to contest from Assembly seat. Earlier, he was thinking of contesting the by-election from Sausar," his said on the condition of anonymity.

The changed his mind as he thought that if he contests from Sausar, a little known assembly seat in district, the BJP may run a campaign to defame him saying that he was running away from his home turf, he added.

"Nath wants to field his son (37), a graduate from Boston University, as the party's candidate from Chhindwara seat in the upcoming general elections," the added.

and Chhindwara MLA said, "As soon as Nath ji decides to fight from my seat, I will resign to clear the way for him. We all want him to fight from here."

According to him, Nath has represented Chhindwara Lok Sabha seat nine times since 1980, except once.

said, "People and Congressmen of Chhindwara parliamentary constituency want to fight elections from their Lok Sabha seat. The will of people was respected in our party."

In the state elections held in November, the Congress had won all the seven assembly constituencies in Chhindwara district.

Nath took oath as the on December 17 last year. As per rules, he will have to get elected to the Assembly within six months.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 19:45 IST