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Raman Singh may contest Lok Sabha polls

Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and BJP leader Raman Singh is likely to be fielded in the coming Lok Sabha elections.

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New Delhi Published on: February 09, 2019 21:42 IST
Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh
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Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh

Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and BJP leader Raman Singh is likely to be fielded in the coming Lok Sabha elections.

According to sources, he will contest from Rajnandgaon, which is represented by his son Abhishek Singh. Abhishek may be relocated to some other seat, sources said.

Raman Singh had earlier been elected from Rajnandgaon in 1999 and was the Minister of State for Commerce and Industry in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. 

There is also speculation that former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Chauhan may contest from Vidisha seat, which is being represented by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. She has declared that she would not contest the next Lok Sabha polls.

Along with Rajasthan, the BJP was defeated in the recent Assembly elections in both the states.

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