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MP polls: BJP drops five MLAs in second list, fields Vajpayee's kin

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi/Bhopal 

The BJP on Monday declared its second list of 17 candidates for the November 28 assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh, fielding member Anoop Mishra, who is nephew of former Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and dropping five sitting MLAs.

The party has renominated eight other MLAs including for Health Sharad Jain, who will contest from Jabalpur North seat. There are also two women candidates in the list.

With this, the ruling party has so far announced 194 candidates in the state, which has a total of 230 assembly seats. The first list was released last Friday.

The second list was released in by J P Nadda, who is also of the

Mishra, the from Morena, will contest from Bhitarwar in district. He had unsuccessfully fought the 2013 assembly polls from the same constituency.

In 2014, he won from the Morena seat.

The BJP has fielded Nirmala Bhuriya, daughter of former and tribal leader Dilip Singh Bhuriya, from Petlawad (ST) in district. In 2015, she had lost the bypoll from Jhabua-Ratlam Lok Sabha constituency, which fell vacant following the death of her father.

Another woman in the list, Leena Jain, has been nominated from Basoda in district.

MLAs P S Dhurve (Bichhia in district), Chandrashekhar Deshmukh (Multai in district), Veersingh Pawar (Kurwai in district), Jaswant Singh Hada (Sujalpur in district) and Mukesh Pandya (Badnagar in Ujjain) were denied tickets.

Apart from and Nirmala Bhuriya, six other MLAs who were renominated by the party include Pushendra Pathak from Bijawar in district, Ramlal Routel from Annupur, Rampyare Kulaste from Niwas in Mandla, from Biaora in Rajgarh, from Ujjain South and Indersingh Parmar.

Parmar, the sitting MLA from Kalapipal seat in district, will contest from Shujalpur constituency this time.

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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 19:15 IST