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Congress set to renominate 42 MLAs in MP

MP Congress chief Kamal Nath is not in favour of dropping sitting MLAs without a valid reason, a party leader said

By PTI in Bhopal
  • Published 20.10.18, 3:08 PM
  • Updated 20.10.18, 3:15 PM
  • a min read
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Kamal Nath with Rahul Gandhi at a campaign rally in Datia, Madhya Pradesh, earlier this week. PTI

While the ruling BJP is thinking of not giving tickets to 70-80 of its sitting MLAs for the forthcoming Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh, the Opposition Congress is almost ready to renominate 42 out of its 57 legislators.

MP goes to polls on November 28 and counting of votes will be taken up on December 11. The state has a 230-member House.

A Congress leader, on condition of anonymity, told PTI on Saturday that the work of these 42 MLAs who are likely to renominated was found to be satisfactory.

“In fact, MP Congress chief Kamal Nath is not in favour of dropping sitting MLAs without a valid reason from the first nomination list of 71 candidates which is going to come out shortly,” he said.

He said a final list of candidates had been prepared and has been submitted to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi who will take a call on it.

“There is a strong anti-incumbency wave in MP and we are going to return to power after 15 years,” he said.

A senior MP BJP leader had on Friday told PTI that the party was thinking of not repeating 70-80 out of 165 MLAs in order to tide over anti-incumbency.