India News | MP: Former Cong Union Minister Arun Yadav will not challenge Khandwa LS Bypoll
Bhopal, October 4 (PTI) Former Union Minister Arun Yadav, who was considered the congressional frontrunner for the upcoming by-election at the Khandwa Lok Sabha headquarters in Madhya Pradesh, said he would not challenge not the ballot for family reasons. the reasons.
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Yadav, the state’s former congressional head, shared his decision in a tweet on Sunday evening.
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Earlier, Congress leaders had hinted that Yadav was most likely a candidate for the seat of Khandwa Lok Sabha, which became vacant following the death of incumbent BJP MP Nandkumar Singh Chauhan.
Senior state congressman and former minister Sajjan Singh Verma called Yadav the best candidate for the Khandwa LS seat and said: “Our high command thinks so too.”
However, Yadav said in a tweet on Sunday: âAfter meeting personally with Kamal Nath (President of the State Congress) and Mukul Wasnik (AICC Secretary General in charge of MP) in Delhi today (Sunday), I told the party in writing that I could not claim the parliamentary seat in Khandwa for family reasons. I will fully cooperate and support the official candidate of the party. “
Meanwhile, BJP sources said that Harshvardhan Chauhan, the son of Nandkumar Singh Chauhan, was the favorite for the party ticket to the Khandwa Lok Sabha seat, and added that the name of the former minister of State Archana Chitnis was also doing the trick.
Indirect votes in Khandwa Lok Sabha constituency and three seats in the State Assembly – Jobat (ST), Prithvipur and Raigaon (SC) – are scheduled for October 30 and the counting of votes will take place on November 2.
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