Bhopal, November 5: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday released its second list of candidates for the Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018. In the second list, the BJP declared names of 17 candidates. There are 230 seats in Madhya Pradesh assembly, where the saffron party has been in power for three consecutive terms.
The BJP released its first list of 177 candidates on last week. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan would contest from his traditional Budhni assembly constituency which he has been representing since 2005. Ministers Narottam Mishra, Jayant Mallaiya and Yashodhara Raje Scindia will contest Datia, Damoh and Shivpuri seats respectively.
The BJP also dropped three minister - Urban Development Minister Maya Singh, Forest Minister Gauri Shankar Shejwar and Water Resources Minister Harsh Singh - from the list. Shejwar of Sanchi constituency has been replaced by his son Mudit Shejwar, while Harsh Singh representing Rampur-Baghelan constituency has been replaced by son Vikram Singh.
BJP Second List of Candidates For Madhya Pradesh Assembly Elections 2018
Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) has released a second list of 17 candidates for Madhya Pradesh Elections 2018 pic.twitter.com/qy8sMcIaAJ
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Maya Singh, who was elected from Gwalior East constituency in 2013, is the former Gwalior Deputy Mayor and was national President of BJP's women's wing, Bharatiya Janata Mahila Morcha. Voting to elect new Assembly in Madhya Pradesh will take place on December 7. The results will be declared on December 11.
In the last elections, the BJP had bagged 165 constituencies -- up 22 seats from its previous tally.