Jitendra Daga withdraws nomination

  • Five Congress and six BJP rebels still in fray in MP; candidates intensify campaign

Bhopal: On the last day of withdrawal of nomination, five Congress and six BJP rebels are still in fray. On two days, Wednesday and Thursday, 4 hours each were given for withdrawal of nominations.

Talking about Congress, on Thursday, former MLA Jitendra Daga, who was fighting elections as an independent candidate from Huzur (Bhopal) and Sihora (Jabalpur) candidate Kaushalya Gotiya withdrew their nominations. Former MLA from Jhabua, Xavier Meda also agreed and took his nomination back while six big leaders of Congress are still adamant on contesting the elections as independent.

BJP has succeeded in convincing 4 and Congress 3 big leaders. In Bhopal, Congress candidate Naresh Gyanchandani cried after former MLA Jitendra Daga withdrew his nomination.

On Thursday, Pannabai, wife of BJP MLA Panchulal Prajapati from Mangawan (Rewa), and former BJP Mandal President Ramesh Malviya from Alot (Ratlam) withdrew their names. CM persuaded Jabalpur Municipal Corporation Leader of Opposition Kamlesh Aggarwal. Aggarwal was contesting as an independent candidate from Jabalpur North-Central.

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