Lucknow, Sep 28 (PTI) The Samajwadi Party is planning to contest 24 seats in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, according to its leaders. Also Read - 'Name Change Virus?' Internet Explodes With Memes After Gujarat Govt Renames Dragon Fruit As 'Kamalam'

In a statement issued here, a party spokesperson said, “SP national president Akhilesh Yadav will be in Madhya Pradesh on a two-day visit. On September 29, he will address a public meeting at Shahdol. On the 30th, he will address a public meeting in Balaghat.” SP’s national secretary Rajendra Chaudhary said, “Akhilesh Yadav has already held a number of programmes in the recent past in Bhopal, Satna, Rewa, Khajuraho, Panna, Sidhi, Shahdil. Hence, the Samajwadi Party is ready to go into the assembly election in Madhya Pradesh with full strength. It will contest around two dozen assembly constituencies in the state.” The party organisation has expanded in Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra, Chaudhary claimed. Also Read - Dragon Fruit to be Renamed as 'Kamalam' by Gujarat Government. But Why?

Chaudhary said, “In the past 15 years of the BJP rule in MP, youngsters have been pushed to the brink of unemployment. The condition of farmers is bad, and they are deprived of irrigation facilities and minimum support price for their crops.” Also Read - Gujarat: 11 Students Test Positive For Coronavirus on First Day of School Reopening

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