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UP BJP leaders to handle media management in poll-bound MP

The spokespersons will be responsible for disseminating information pertaining to various welfare measures initiated by the Centre and ruling BJP government in MP.

UP BJP leaders to handle media management in poll-bound MP

Lucknow: To give an edge to the BJP in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh, four spokespersons from the party's Uttar Pradesh unit have been dispatched to the neighbouring state for effective media management, a party leader said on Sunday.

The spokespersons will be responsible for disseminating information pertaining to various welfare measures initiated by the Centre and ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state, where voting will be held on November 28.

Alok Awasthi, Tarunkant, Shalabh Mani Tripathi and Rakesh Tripathi have already left for Madhya Pradesh, a senior UP BJP leader said on Sunday adding that they were likely to remain there till the last day of campaigning. "Alok Awasthi will be doing media management in Shahdol division of MP. It covers Shahdol, Umaria, Anuppur districts," the leader said. 

"Similarly, Tarunkant has been assigned the Rewa division and will look after the districts of Rewa, Satna, Sidhi and Singrauli," the leader added.

Shalabh Mani Tripathi will handle Gwalior division, which consists of Gwalior, Ashoknagar, Shivpuri, Datia and Guna districts.

While Rakesh Tripathi will be responsible for Sagar division covering districts of Sagar, Chhatarpur, Damoh, Panna, Tikamgarh and Niwari.

When contacted, one of the four spokespersons camping in Madhya Pradesh said, "Most of us are likely to celebrate Diwali in the poll-bound state, while discharging duties and responsibilities assigned to us by the party."

According to the Election Commission of India, the issuance of notification for the MP Assembly election will be done on November 2, while November 9 is the last day of nominations.  Scrutiny of nominations will be done on November 12 and the last date for withdrawal of candidature is November 14.

Voting will be held on November 28, and counting of votes will be held on December 11. 

In the 2013 Assembly elections, BJP bagged a lion-share of 165 out of 230 seats, while Congress got 58 seats. BSP was able to win four seats, while three seats went to independents.