Cong, BJP gearing up for by-polls for 2 assembly seats in MP

The BJP and Congress will go full throttle in by-elections to be held for the two reserved assembly constituencies of Kukshi and Maheshwar in Western Madhya Pradesh.

Indore: The BJP and Congress will go full throttle in by-elections to be held for the two reserved assembly constituencies of Kukshi and Maheshwar in Western Madhya Pradesh.

Anticipating that the Election Commission might announce
the date of the by-elections soon, the BJP and Congress appear
set to focus all energy in winning the polls.

Both the seats are presently held by the Congress.

"We are not taking the by-elections in two seats lightly.
We will leave no stone unturned to win polls in these seats to
strengthen party`s hold in western MP and to keep the workers`
mood upbeat," Madhya Pradesh BJP Chief Prabhat Jha told a news agency.

BJP has launched several welfare schemes for the
scheduled caste and scheduled tribe and the party is set to
reap its benefit in the by-elections, Jha observed.

Congress is also keen to retain the two seats.

"Our Party is going to retain these two seats. We have
decided the issues to be raised in the polls. We are going to
harp on BJP government`s failures," State Congress Spokesman K
K Mishra said.

"BJP, the ruling party, might misuse government money
and machinery in the by-polls. Being the main opposition we
will go full throttle in the by-polls," Mishra said.

By-polls for Kukshi (ST seat) in Dhar district was
necessitated with the demise of leader of opposition and
tribal leader Jamuna Devi on September 24. The Maheshwar seat
in Khargone reserved for Scheduled Caste category candidate
had fallen vacant after Vijaylaxmi Sadhoo was elected to Rajya
Sabha in June.

PTI

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