In a major jolt to the Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, the brother-in-law of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Sanjay Singh, joined Congress on Saturday.
He was welcomed in the party by Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia.
Reportedly, he lambasted Chouhan's governance and said dynasty politics was rampant in Madhya Pradesh.
Delhi: Sanjay Singh, brother-in-law of #MadhyaPradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, joins Congress party. pic.twitter.com/vMdFKiMmLL— ANI (@ANI) November 3, 2018
Delhi: Sanjay Singh, brother-in-law of #MadhyaPradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, joins Congress party. pic.twitter.com/vMdFKiMmLL
This development comes a day after BJP released its first list of 177 candidates in the state.
The list confirmed Chouhan will contest from Budhni and veteran leader Yashodhara Raje Scindia got a ticket from Shivpuri.
Notably, Laxmikant Sharma, whose name cropped up in the Vyapam scam wasn't given a ticket, but his brother Umakant will contest from Sironj.
Meanwhile, there are reports that Nath and Scindia, both popular leaders of Congress and claimants of CM seat if the party wins, will not contest elections.
Nath is a nine-time MP from Chhindwara while Scindia represents Guna in the Lok Sabha.
"So far, there's no chance of Scindia and Nath contesting Assembly polls," a source told PTI.
MP goes to polls on November 28.
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