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Lok Sabh Elections 2019: Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel's father wishes to contest against PM Modi

"I want to contest election against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. If Congress gives me a ticket, I will contest to defeat him and make Rahul Gandhi the next Prime Minister of India", said Nand Kumar Baghel

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Raipur Published on: March 26, 2019 13:27 IST
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Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel

Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel's father Nand Kumar Baghel expressed his willingness to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections against PM Modi on Monday.

Bhupesh's father, Nand Kumar Baghel is not a member of any political party.

Addressing reporters outside the Congress headquarters in Raipur, he said, "I want to contest election against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. If Congress gives me a ticket, I will contest to defeat him and make Rahul Gandhi the next Prime Minister of India."

Terming PM as "dictator", Nand Kumar Baghel said, "He (Modi) has made false promises to the country. Congress should field me against him." 

"Congress party should not ally with regional parties and if the alliance happens, it should happen only on condition that Rahul Gandhi will be the next Prime Minister," he added.

PM Modi on the other hand is once again set to contest general elections from Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency, the seat from which he won in 2014 polls.

The Lok Sabha elections 2019 are set to be held in seven phases.

The counting of votes will be done on May 23.

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