Bhopal:  Congress released the fifth list of 16 candidates for the upcoming assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh. Former Madhya Pradesh Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sartaj Singh who has joined Congress from BJP will be contesting from the Hoshangabad constituency.

Meanwhile, senior Congress leader Satyavrat Chaturvedi’s son Nitin filed nomination from Rajnagar on a Samajwadi party ticket. Commenting on how Congress has been at fault and is repeating its mistakes, Satyavrat Chaturvedi went on to say to that though he stands with the party, he cannot continue standing by the party’s mindset.

“Maine Congress nahi chorri hai aur na hi Congress ki vichaar dhara. Agar Congress ne 15 saal tak koi galti ki aur uss galti ko doharaya ja raha hai toh anyay karna jitna bada paap hai utna hi bada paap anyay sehna hai.”

Congress List

For the unversed, the Congress Wednesday released its fourth list of candidates contesting for Madhya Pradesh Assembly Election 2018, voting for which is scheduled to be held on November 28. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan’s brother-in-law Sanjay Singh will be contesting from Waraseoni on a Congress ticket, ANI reported.

Reportedly. Chouhan’s brother-in-law Sanjay Singh Masani had said the state needs party chief Kamal Nath and not Chouhan as the Chief Minister. “Madhya Pradesh does not need Shivraj but Nath. We all know how Chhindwara has been developed and is identified with Kamal Nath. The state also needs to be identified with him,” Masani said. Nath represents Chhindwara in the Lok Sabha.

The Congress on November 3 announced the names of at least 155 candidates contesting in the upcoming state assembly elections. The results will be announced on December 11. The tenure of the Madhya Pradesh 230-member House expires on January 7, 2019. The BJP is in power in Madhya Pradesh with 166 seats in the House.

The Election Commission (EC) had announced dates for the Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Mizoram, and Telangana Assembly elections 2018 in October.