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MP CM wants Digvijaya to take up 'toughest seat' LS challenge

Press Trust of India 

Chief Minister Saturday said if party colleague Digvijaya Singh wants to contest upcoming polls, he should choose the "toughest seat" in the state.

While Nath did not mention any seat in particular, he said there were "2-3-4 seats" in which the had not won in the past "30-35" years.

Singh, a former and multiple times Lok Sabha MP, is currently a member.

"I have requested that if he wants to contest polls, then he should do so from the toughest seat. There are 2-3-4 seats from where we have not won elections since the last 30-35 years," Nath told reporters here.

functionaries said he may have been referring to and Indore seats, both of which have been held by the BJP since 1989.

sources said Nath is keen that Singh contest from Former late was the last Congress winner from the seat in the 1984 general elections.

Nath, in reply to a query, however, said it was for Singh to decide from where he wants to contest.

He also added that the Congress would announce Lok Sabha candidates from the state in the next three-four days.

Nath arrived in Chhindwara on a two-day visit to address 11 rallies, with his son Nakul Nath, in all likelihood, being the Congress' Lok Sabha candidate.

Nath, who is a nine-time from Chhindwara, is fighting an Assembly bypoll from here scheduled for April 23.

Nath has to get elected to the Assembly in order to continue as

The seat was vacated by Dipak Saxena, who had won it in the 2018 state polls, so that Nath could get an entry into the 230-member House.

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 16:55 IST