Shajapur: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah on Thursday attacked Congress and questioned as to who were they fielding in the upcoming Madhya Pradesh Assembly Election 2018. Mocking the party, Shah said that the Congress neither have a leader nor a policy for the state but the saffron party did have both of them. Also Read - ‘Expressing Gratitude to All’: Shah Thanks Paramilitary Forces For Contributing to 'PM CARES' Fund
While addressing a gathering at an event in the state, Shah said, “We will contest polls in Madhya Pradesh under the leadership of CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan. But I want to ask Congress party, who is their leader in Madhya Pradesh? These people neither have a leader nor a policy for the state.” Also Read - Amit Shah Directs Delhi Top Cop to Take Action After Doctors Evicted From Homes Over COVID-19 Fears
Earlier on Monday, Shah had said that 2018 polls are not just ordinary elections for the party. Addressing Madhya Pradesh BJP booth level workers, Shah said, “Soon after winning the 2018 elections, we have to lay the foundation for 2019 Lok Sabha elections.” Also Read - Forceful Eviction of COVID-19 Treating Doctors: AIIMS Writes to HM Shah Against Landlords
The BJP has released three lists of the candidates till now for the upcoming Madhya Pradesh Assembly Election 2018. On the other hand, the Congress has announced a total of 213 candidates for the Assembly polls in the state. The party had announced its first list on November 3.
Voting for Madhya Pradesh Assembly Elections 2018 will be held on November 28. The counting of votes is scheduled for December 11. The tenure of the 230-member state Assembly ends on January 7, 2019. The BJP has been in power in the state since 2003 and is seeking a fourth straight term.
The Election Commission (EC) had announced dates for the Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Mizoram, and Telangana Assembly elections 2018 in October.