MP Election 2023: In the lead-up to the Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha elections, BJP and Congress have been meticulously strategizing their candidate selection process. As of now, the BJP has announced the names of 136 candidates in four lists, while the Congress has unveiled a list of 144 names. Both parties are yet to declare their candidates for the remaining seats, with BJP targeting 94 seats and Congress eyeing the remaining 86. Notably, there are 98 seats where either a Congress or a BJP candidate has already been declared. The remaining 42 seats are yet to see any contender from either party. This article delves into the details of this high-stakes electoral battle and the strategy of holding off on candidate declarations.
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BJP’s Upcoming Meeting
The BJP is preparing for a meeting of its Central Election Committee in New Delhi, which is scheduled to take place starting Tuesday. This meeting will focus on discussing the names of potential candidates for the legislative assembly elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh. Currently, screening committees are working diligently in the respective states to evaluate and select the candidates. Those who receive a consensus on their candidature will be sent to the BJP’s central office.
Meanwhile, PCCE President Kamal Nath stated on Monday that the Congress party will release its next list of candidates within the next two to three days. Both parties are closely watching each other’s moves, as the race for the coveted seats heats up.
Candidates’ Lists to be Published Before Nomination
The BJP is already in the process of releasing the names of its candidates for the Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha elections. In its four lists, they have already declared candidates for 136 seats. The remaining 94 seats will be finalized later this week. It’s speculated that more than 30 MLAs and 5 ministers may lose their tickets in this final list. Following the Central Election Committee meeting, the fifth list will be released. On the other hand, Congress has published its initial list of candidates, revealing contenders for 144 seats. Both parties will announce the candidates for their remaining seats by October 21, keeping in mind that the nomination process starts on October 21 in the state. To avoid any rebellion and maintain party unity, both parties are currently holding back on announcing candidates for the remaining seats.
Seats Without Candidates from Both Parties
The 42 seats without declared candidates are as follows: Ambah, Bhind, Bina, Tikamgarh, Nivari, Damoh, Seoni, Devsar, Dohani, Byohari, Bandhavgarh, Bajoribandi, Jabalpur, Sihara, Mandla, Varaseoni, Chaure, Seoni-Malwa, Hoshangabad, Pipariya, Bhojpur, Vidisha, Basouda, Kurwai, Shamshabad, Bhopal South-West, Astha, Narasingarh, Byawar, Rajgarh, Sarangpur, Susner, Shujalpur, Kalapipal, Bagli, Mahidpur, Khandwa, Nepanagar, Burhanpur, Sendhwa, Manawar, Dhar, Indore-3, Indore-5, Mahu, Badnagar, Ratlam Rural, Jawra, Garoth, Neemuch, Jawad, Alot, Malhargarh, Garoth, Neemuch, Jawad.
Congress’ Remaining 86 Seats
Congress is yet to declare its candidates for the remaining 86 seats in the state. These seats include Sumaoli, Morena, Dimni, Ambah, Bhind, Gohad, Gwalior, Guna, Bina, Khurai, Rahli, Sagar, Tikamgarh, Nivari, Damoh, Panna, Maihar, Ramapur Baghelan, Sirmour, Seonimalwa, Devatalab, Rewa, Sidhi, Devsar, Dohani, Byohari, Jaysinghnagar, Kotma, Bandhavgarh, Manpur, Vijayraghavgarh, Mudwara, Bajori Bandi, Jabalpur Cantonment, Panagar, Nivas, Mandla, Varaseoni, Gadarwara, Jhunnardeo, Amravada, Chaure, Sausar, Parasia, Pandhurna, Amla, Seoni-Malwa, Hoshangabad, Sohagpur, Pipariya, Bhojpur, Sanchi, Kurwai, Sironj, Bhopal North-West, Bhopal South-West, Govindpura, Huzur, Ichhawar, Narasingarh, Byawar, Sarangpur, Shujalpur, Dewas, Khategaon, Bagli, Harsood, Khandwa, Nepanagar, Burhanpur, Sendhwa, Manawar, Dhar, Indore-3, Indore-5, Mahu, Ujjain South, Badnagar, Ratlam Rural, Ratlam City, Jawra, Alot, Malhargarh, Garoth, Neemuch, Jawad.
The upcoming Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha elections are generating a high level of anticipation and excitement, with both the BJP and Congress carefully planning their candidate announcements. The strategy of holding off on candidate declarations for key seats adds a layer of suspense to this electoral contest. As the election date approaches, it will be interesting to see how the parties’ candidate choices impact the final results.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. When will the BJP and Congress release the names of their remaining candidates?
Both parties are expected to announce their candidates for the remaining seats by October 21, just before the nomination process begins.
2. How many seats are yet to have candidates declared by both parties?
There are 42 seats where neither the BJP nor the Congress has declared a candidate as of now.
3. When do the Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha elections begin?
The nomination process for the Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha elections starts on October 21.
4. What is the significance of the Central Election Committee meeting for the BJP?
The meeting will discuss and finalize the names of potential candidates for legislative assembly elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh.
5. How many seats are there in the Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha?
The Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha has 230 seats.