Cong to field ex­SP leader in MP, se­nior jour­nal­ist in Ch­hat­tis­garh

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Nation -

BHOPAL/RAIPUR: The Mad­hya Pradesh Congress is likely to field for­mer Sa­ma­jwadi Party leader Ar­jun Arya against chief min­is­ter Shivraj Singh Chouhan from Budhni as­sem­bly con­stituency. Arya, 34, joined the Congress on Satur­day in pres­ence of state chief Ka­mal Nath. The Congress had been look­ing for a for­mi­da­ble can­di­date against Chouhan, who has been win­ning from Budhni since 2006, and believes that Arya can con­fine Chouhan in his own con­stituency. “In Mad­hya Pradesh we can fight against the BJP’s mis­rule while be­ing a part of the Congress. He gave me his bless­ings,” he siad. In Ch­hat­tis­garh, an in­ter­est­ing con­test is on off­ing with se­nior jour­nal­ist Ruchir Garg likely to be party’s can­di­date against BJP se­nior min­is­ter Bri­j­mo­han Agar­wal from Raipur (south) as­sem­bly con­stituency. “My can­di­da­ture is some­thing which will be de­cided by the party. I am ready to per­form any re­spon­si­bil­ity given by the se­nior lead­ers,” Garg said, af­ter join­ing in pres­ence of party pres­i­dent Rahul Gandhi. Garg was ed­i­tor of Hindi daily ‘Navb­harat’ and had worked with some other Hindi pub­li­ca­tions from the re­gion.

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