The Congress on Thursday fielded Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s son Nakul Nath from the Chhindwara Lok Sabha constituency. It was also announced that Kamal Nath will contest the bypoll from the Chhindwara assembly constituency.
The Chhindwara assembly seat was vacated by Congress’ Deepak Saxena after Kamal Nath, the sitting Chhindwara MP, took over as chief minister and consequently needed to get elected to the state legislature. Kamal has represented Chhindwara in the Lok Sabha as many as ten times and has been the sitting MP from the constituency since 1998.
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A total of 12 Lok Sabha candidates were declared by the Congress for Madhya Pradesh, including Nakul Nath from Chhindwara, Congress Working Committee member Arun Yadav from Khandwa, and Vivek Tankha from Jabalpur. The Congress is yet to name candidates for Vidisha, Gwalior, Indore and Guna Lok Sabha seats.
The total number of Lok Sabha seats on which the Congress has declared its candidates is 369. Madhya Pradesh will vote for its 29 Lok Sabha seats in four stages, Chhindwara goes to polls on April 29, 2019.