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Jyotiraditya contesting third time from Guna LS seat

india Updated: Apr 28, 2009 16:19 IST
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The Union Minister of State for Communication and IT, Jyotiraditya Scindia is contesting for the third time in a row from the Guna-Shivpuri parliamentary constituency since 2001.

The 39-year-old Scindia plunged into politics in 2001 after his father Madhavrao Scindia died in a helicopter crash on his way from New Delhi to Kanpur.

Scindia's main opponent is BJP's Narottam Mishra who is also the party MLA from Datia.

BJP is making all efforts to make sure that Scindia is not re-elected and this is evident from the fact that Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan has already toured the constituency seven times to seek votes for Mishra.

Apart from Chouhan, other BJP stalwarts who have campaigned here against Scindia include Madhya Pradesh BJP President Narendra Singh Tomar, former party President Venkaiah Naidu and film-star Hema Malini.

There are a total of 18 candidates in the fray from the Guna-Shivpuri constituency but the main contest is between Scindia and Mishra.

During the last assembly elections held in November 2008, of the eight assembly segments in the constituency, six had been won by the BJP and one each had gone to the Congress and Uma Bharti's Bharatiya Janashakti Party.