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Congress District Committee passes proposal to field Jyotiraditya Scindia's wife Priyadarshini from Gwalior

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24th March, 2019 17:29 IST

Bhopal: Congress District Committee has passed the proposal to field Jyotiraditya Scindia's wife Priyadarshini Raje Scindia from Gwalior Lok Sabha seat. Speculations were rife that Scindia might contest from Gwalior if his wife is fielded from the Guna-Shivpuri seat. Jyotiraditya is MP from Guna constituency since 2002 and in the past, the seat has been represented by his grandmother Vijaya Raje and father Madhavrao Scindia.

Priyadarshini Raje, 44, is the daughter of Sangramsinh Gaekwad of the erstwhile royal family of Baroda estate. Local workers and leaders were demanding Congress leadership to field Priyadarshini from Gwalior or Guna.

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Earlier, a similar resolution was passed in February where the Madhya Pradesh Congress cleared a proposal to field Priyadarshini from Scindia bastion of Guna constituency which the grand old party has been retaining since 1999.

While Scindia has been given the charge of western Uttar Pradesh and has been appointed as General Secretary Congress workers have been pushing for the entry of Priyadarshini in active politics.

2019 Lok Sabha election will be held in 7 phases from 11 April 2019 to 19 May 2019 and counting of votes will be conducted on 23 May 2019. Apart from this, state assembly polls will be held simultaneously in Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim.

Meanwhile, BJP's state media in-charge Lokendra Parashar said that BJP will field a strong candidate from the Guna-Shivpuri Lok Sabha seat to ensure the defeat of MP Jyotiraditya Scindia.

He further said that this election will not be easy for Scindia because he has not done anything in the past 15 years in the three districts of Guna, Ashoknagar and Shivpuri.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released the fifth list of its candidates for the 15 seats of Madhya Pradesh yesterday and the party has given tickets to the old faces. One prominent change, however, has been the candidature of Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar who has been fielded from Morena in place of Gwalior. Tomar had represented Morena as an MP in 2009.

The results from Guna in the last assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh were shocking. While Congress witnessed an increase in its seats all over the state, the BJP raised its stature in the Scindia stronghold and managed to win three out of eight assembly seats.

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