Congress party on Friday announced its candidates for by-election from Dewas assembly and Jhabua-Ratlam Lok Sabha seat. While it has retained veteran Kantilal Bhuria as its candidate from Jhabua, Jaiprakash Shastri would make his maiden entry into electoral politics from Dewas.
Kantilal Bhuria had earlier contested from Jhabua-Ratlam seat twice; he had won the election first time but lost to his archrival Dileep Singh Bhuria in the previous election. The by-election was necessitated following death of Dileep Singh Bhuria. BJP has already announced sitting MLA Nirmala Bhuria as its candidate from Jhabua-Ratlam seat.
Dewas seat, where by-election is taking place due to death of scion of the erstwhile Dewas dynasty Tukijirao Puar, has been a traditional BJP bastion. The BJP has given ticket to his wife Gayatri Devi Puar while the Congress has decided to put its stake on a young candidate, who had been active in students’ politics and has also held the position of district Congress president.
Kantilal Bhuria to file papers in Jhabua on Nov 3
Kantilal Bhuria will file his nomination papers in Jhabua on November 3 in presence of senior state leaders. Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee general secretary, Archana Jaiswal said that senior party leaders including Digvijaya Singh, Kamal Nath, Jyotiraditya Scindia are likely to be present on the occasion. All India Congress Committee general secretary in-charge of Madhya Pradesh, Mohan Prakash and state Congress president, Arun Yadav will accompany Bhuria to the collectorate for filing his nomination.
Nirmala Bhuria to file nomination on Nov 4
The BJP MLA from Petlawad, Nirmala Bhuria who is the party’s candidate for the Ratlam-Jhabua parliamentary by-elections will file her nomination papers at the Jhabua collectorate on November 4 in presence of chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and state BJP president, Nandkumar Singh Chouhan.