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Gwalior: With the BJP in no mood to leave any stone unturned to retain power in Madhya Pradesh, party president Amit Shah will visit the poll-bound state today and take part in the politically-sensitive Gwalior-Chambal division.

State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Sarvesh Tiwari said Monday that Shah would arrive in Shivpuri where he will pay respects at the memorial of 1857 mutiny hero Tatya Tope.

He will later address a convention of BJP workers in the Gwalior-Chambal division, Tiwari added.

The BJP chief will then proceed to neighbouring Guna to participate in a roadshow, Tiwari informed. Guna is the Lok Sabha constituency of senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia.

From Guna, Shah will go to Gwalior where he will pay tribute at the memorials of Rani Laximbai and Vijayaraje Scindia, popularly known as Rajmata of Gwalior.

He will later address a youth convention in Gwalior, Tiwari said.

The state will go to polls on November 28 and counting of votes will be held on December 11.

Congress’ ambitions of stitching a grand alliance against the BJP-led government at the Centre suffered a major setback recently when BSP supremo Mayawati announced to go it alone in the Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan Assembly elections, blaming the Grand Old Party’s “arrogant” attitude and its attempts to crush her party.

Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party also rejected reports of forming alliance with the Congress, saying it waited for the latter’s response for long and will now negotiate with other smaller parties in the poll-bound state.