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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Congress begins selection of candidates in Madhya Pradesh

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had swept the state with 27 seats out of 29 in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, while the Congress had won only two. 

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New Delhi Updated on: February 17, 2019 11:39 IST
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Congress begins selection of candidates in MP ahead of Lok Sabha elections

The Congress has begun forming committees in Madhya Pradesh to know the opinions of grass-root level workers ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, party officials said. Chief Minister Kamal Nath has been holding meetings with different senior party leaders and officials to chose candidates for the Lok ​Sabha elections.

Apart from state Secretary in charge Deepak Babariya, other leaders like Varsha Gaekward, Sudhangshu Tripathi, Zuber Khan, Harshvardhan Sakpal, Sanjay ​Kapoor have been deputed for the election campaigns, party sources said. 

The "party wants to field the best candidate forth for the election after holding discussions with every single congress worker in respective zone and is working on the same idea. The party in charge will be sent the report who will take the call on selection of candidates before forwarding it to the high command," said the state's Congress spokesman, Durgesh Sharma.

Different committees were recently formed by party in-charge for the state, KC Venugopal, as a part of the election campaign in Madhya Pradesh in which along with Nath, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Digvijay Singh, Rajendra Singh and Ajay Singh have been involved.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had swept the state with 27 seats out of 29 in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, while the Congress had won only two. 

However, in the state Assembly elections that were held on November 29, 2018, the Congress won 114 seats out of 230 while the BJP came close behind at 109.

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