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MP: BJP names 3 LS candidates, undecided on Bhopal, Indore,

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

The Sunday declared candidates for three more constituencies in Madhya Pradesh, dropping two sitting MPs.

Suspense, however, continued for prominent seats like Bhopal, and

In the 2014 polls, it had won 27 seats in the state, with the managing to retain only Chhindwara and Guna.

In Bhopal, the has nominated senior while in Indore, the BJP's eight-time sitting MP and Speaker had announced that she would not be contesting this time.

On Sunday, the dropped sitting MPs Nagendra Singh and Savitri Thakur from Khajuraho and Dhar seats respectively, giving tickets to BD Sharma and Chhatar Singh Darbar in their place.

From Ratlam, which was won by the Congress' Kantilal Bhuria in a bypoll, the has fielded Jhabua MLA GS

Before contesting the Assembly polls post retirement, was the engineer-in-chief of the Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department.

Besides and Indore, the BJP is yet to announce its candidate from seat, which was represented by in the outgoing Lok Sabha.

Two other seats where the BJP has not announced its candidates are Guna, held by senior Jyotiraditya Scindia, and Sagar.

The BJP had announced 15 names on March 23, and three each on March 29 and April 6.

With Sunday's announcement, the BJP has named candidates for 24 out of 29 Lok Sabha seats in the state.

The Congress has named candidates for 28 seats in the state, with the exception of

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First Published: Sun, April 14 2019. 14:55 IST