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Political analysts see ‘Labharthi’ as an attempt by the Madhya Pradesh BJP to win the 2023 elections by replicating the model successfully followed by the party in Uttar Pradesh in the run-up to the assembly polls earlier this year. (File Photo)

Madhya Pradesh BJP banks on ‘Labharthi’ to beat anti-incumbency ahead of assembly polls

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Madhya Pradesh has decided to focus on beneficiaries of various government schemes, besides temple redevelopment and other infrastructure projects, to counter anti-incumbency in the assembly polls next year, party leaders said. Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has already launched the CM Jan Sewa (public service) campaign in this regard. ?Nearly 1.6 million new beneficiaries fall in this category alone,? said a senior official, requesting anonymity.

Video grab showing some people near the convoy of JD(U) leader Upendra Kushwaha’s convoy near Nayka Tola' in Bihar's Bhojpur district on Monday. (PTI)

JD(U)'s Upendra Kushwaha claims his convoy attacked

Janata Dal (United)'s Upendra Kushwaha, a former union minister, said the people who attacked his convoy had their faces covered. “I will tell you about the motive and the people involved in the incident later,” he said in a tweet.

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