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MP polls: Cong, BJP final lists out; Arun Yadav to take on CM

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

The on Thursday night released its sixth and final list for the November 28 Assembly polls in BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh, nominating its OBC face against in seat in district.

The BJP also announced its fourth and final list of seven candidates for the polls.

The left one seat, Jatara, for its ally Loktantrik (LJD).

With an apparent objective to tie down in his bastion Budhni, the opposition party picked up former Union and former MP Yadav as his opponent.

Yadav community accounts for a large number of votes, nearly twice that of Kirars, an OBC community to which belongs, a source in district said.

has been elected from thrice in a row.

Yadav will file his nomination papers on Friday, party sources said.

The Congress left a seat in Jatara, reserved for candidate, for LJD in the party's final list. The LJD might field from Jatara, sources said.

"With the final list out, we have declared candidates for 229 out of 230 seats," said.

Budhni, over 60 km from here, is Chouhan's home turf from where he was first elected as MLA in 1990. This would be the fifth time he will be contesting from the seat, which is close to his ancestral village of in

In 2013, Chouhan had defeated Congress's Mahendra Singh Chauhan by 84,000 votes from

Besides Yadav, the Congress, in the final list, announced candidates for Indore-1 (in place of earlier announced Preeti Agnihotri), Indore-2 (Mohan Singh Sengar), Indore-5 (Satyanarayan Patel), Manpur-ST (Gyanwati Singh) and Ratlam Rural-ST (Thavar Lal Bhuria).

The BJP, in a surprise move in its final list, nominated a woman candidate, Fatima Rasul Siddaki, against Congress's sitting MLA from Bhopal North.

Other seats for which it announced candidates were: Pawai (Prahlad Lodhi), Panna (Brijendra Singh), Lakhnadoun-ST (Vijay Uike), Seoni-Malwa (in place of former Sartaj Singh, who quit BJP at the last moment to join Congress in protest), Mahidpur (Bahadur Singh Chauhan) and Garoth (Devilal Dhakar).

With this, BJP has announced its candidates for all 230 seats in the state, said.

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 23:45 IST