Bhargav is pitted against Shailendra Patel of the Congress.
"Vidisha Lok Sabha seat has been taken for granted since it became the traditional seat of a political party. So, whenever the party wanted to ensure the victory of any candidate, it fielded him or her from this seat. Now, when no VIP candidate is here, the election is a low-key affair," he said, without naming any party.
However, the question that is looming large is whether the BJP will be able to retain the seat.
In Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls last year, the saffron party lost considerable vote share in Vidisha.
Swaraj had won from this seat with a margin of 4.10 lakh votes in 2014 general election. However, in the November 2018 assembly polls, its margin for eight Vidhan Sabha segments under this constituency was reduced to 1.03 lakh.
The Congress won two of the eight assembly segments in the parliamentary constituency -- Vidisha and Sanchi.
However, the BJP, which was ousted from Madhya Pradesh after 15 years by the Congress, remains confident that it will retain the seat.
"The issues and candidates were different during the assembly polls. But, this time the people want Narendra Modi to become the country's prime minister again. So, the BJP is going to maintain the victory margin of 2014 Lok Sabha polls," he added.
Bolstered by the assembly poll results, the Congress is also confident of turning the tables this time.
"There is strong anti-incumbency against Swaraj, who forgot this seat after winning and hardly visited the constituency. Irked over Swaraj's long absence, the people in Vidisha had also put up posters declaring her missing. She did nothing for this area in ten years," state Congress spokesperson Pankaj Chaturvedi said.
The party's candidate, Pratap Bhanu Sharma, had also won the seat in 1980 during what was dubbed an 'Indira wave'.
Polling in Vidisha, along with seven other Lok Sabha seats in Madhya Pradesh, will be held on May 12.
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