Arun Yadav was a member of 14th and 15th Lok Sabha. He is a veteran leader of the Congress party. He was appointed as president of Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) on 13 January 2014. Kamal Nath replaced Yadav in April this year.
Elder son of Subhash Yadav and Damyanti Yadav, he is pitched in electoral battle against Madhya Pradesh's three-time Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. He finished his schooling from Daly College, Indore and graduated in Bachelor of Commerce from S.S. Subadh Jain Commerce College, Jaipur, Rajasthan.
CM Chouhan had won the last elections in 2013 with a margin of about 84,000 votes from Budhni and this time the BJP has given a slogan of "Abki Baar Ek Lakh Paar" (this time the victory margin should be over a lakh).
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Madhya Pradesh assembly polls will be held on 28 November to elect members of the 230 constituencies in the state. The elections are being viewed as a direct political battle between the BJP and the INC.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan government is trying to win for the consecutive 4th term. The Congress is fighting for winning the state which it lost in 2003.