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Congress survey will decide MP candidates

THE ASIAN AGE. | RABINDRA NATH CHOUDHURY
Published : Mar 5, 2019, 12:40 am IST
Updated : Mar 5, 2019, 6:04 am IST

Bhopal and Indore Lok Sabha constituencies have remained with BJP since 1984.

Rahul Gandhi (Photo: ANI)
 Rahul Gandhi (Photo: ANI)

Bhopal: Congress may finalise candidates in four Lok Sabha seats in Madhya Pradesh, considered Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) strongholds, after conducting a survey.

Decision to the effect has been taken in the screening committee (S-C) of the party which met at Delhi recently, a senior Congress leader disclosed to this newspaper here on Monday.

 

The four Lok Sabha constituencies where the party was set to conduct a survey to zero in on “right” candidates are Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior and Jabalpur.

Bhopal and Indore Lok Sabha constituencies have remained with BJP since 1984.

Similarly, the last time the Congress won in Jabalpur was in 1991, while BJP has snatched Gwalior, considered pocket burrow of  the Scindia family, in the 2009 parliamentary elections and retained the seat in the 2014 election too.

Congress had earlier fielded stalwarts like fo-rmer India cricket captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi and former Union minister Suresh Pachouri in two Lok Sabha election to wrest the seat from BJP, but failed to win elections in the constituency.

 

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