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MP polls: Cong fields Chouhan's brother-in-law

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal (MP) 

Days after he joined the Congress, Sanjay Singh Masani, the of Shivraj Singh Chouhan, has been allotted a ticket by the party from assembly seat in district.

While joining the last Saturday, Masani -- the brother of Chouhan's wife -- had said the state needed a like Kamal Nath, who is the state's president, and not Chouhan.

seat is currently represented by of the ruling (BJP).

A native of Maharashtra, Masani's name figured on the fourth list of 29 candidates released by the on Wednesday.

With the latest list, the Congress has so far announced names of 213 candidates out of a total 230 seats for the November 28 elections.

In the latest list, the Congress has changed the candidature of with Masarrat Shahid, a confidante of senior Congress Digvijaya Singh, and with from Sironj and Burhanpur seats respectively.

"In the first list, the name of was announced from Burhanpur, but he has himself returned the ticket due to some legal issue. So, the party has fielded in his place," a Congress said.

The Congress has also allotted tickets to Pravin Pathak from Gwalior South, from Indore-1, Surjeet Singh Chadda from Indore-4 and Lakhan Ghanghoriya from (East), a party statement said.

The Congress had announced its first list of 155 candidates last Saturday, in which it re-nominated 46 MLAs. It announced the second list of 16 candidates the next day.

On Monday night, the Congress announced a third list of 13 candidates.

The announcement for the remaining 17 candidates is awaited.

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 16:45 IST