In the Madhya Pradesh polls, one of the central ministers who has received a ticket is the Union Minister for Agriculture, Narendra Singh Tomar.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has accommodated three Central ministers and several Members of Parliament (MPs) in its second candidate list for the upcoming assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh. This strategic move includes Union Minister for Agriculture Narendra Singh Tomar and Prahlad Patel, Minister of State for Food Processing.
Narendra Singh Tomar will contest from Dimani, while Prahlad Patel’s candidature is from Narsinghpur, as revealed in the list released on Monday. The decision to field senior leaders who hold positions in the Union Council of Ministers and seasoned lawmakers is aimed at enhancing the party’s electoral prospects, according to a party official.
Faggan Singh Kulaste, the Minister of State for Rural Development, will be contesting from Niwas, a reserved seat for Scheduled Tribes (STs).
Furthermore, MPs such as Ganesh Singh, Rakesh Singh, Riti Pathak, and National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya have also received party tickets. Uday Pratap Singh, the MP from Hoshangabad, will be contesting from Gadarwara.
The second list consists of 39 candidates, including six women. It also encompasses five Scheduled Caste (SC) seats and ten Scheduled Tribe (ST) seats.
The BJP had previously released its first list of 39 candidates in August. As preparations for the elections intensify, the party high command has advised MPs and ministers, including those who are members of the Rajya Sabha, to be ready for the electoral battle, as disclosed by an anonymous party official.