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MP polls: No anti-incumbency in state, says Sahasrabuddhe

Press Trust of India  |  Indore 

Vinay Sahasrabuddhe Friday dismissed reports about the Madhya Pradesh government facing anti-incumbency.

The BJP-led government has been in power in since 2003.

The state goes to polls on November 28 and counting of votes will be taken up on December 11.

"I don't find anti-incumbency in the state. Normally, anti-incumbency prevails when the existing government has not done any work and its leaders are corrupt. In Madhya Pradesh, both these factors are non-existent," he said.

He was accompanying BJP candidates who filed their nomination papers here Friday.

Answering a query on the BJP giving tickets to the kin of party leaders, the said, "It is wrong to see it as encouraging dynastic They were given tickets on the basis of their work in the party. They cant be denied nominations merely on the ground that they are relatives of BJP leaders."

He, however, attacked the on dynastic and claimed that would not have been if he was not the son of Rajiv and

When asked about the BJP fielding a lot of "old faces" for the Assembly polls, he said "continuity and change" moved parallel to each other, adding that the party had given tickets to experienced leaders as well as fresh faces.

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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 19:45 IST