20 Oct 2018: Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls: Congress likely to repeat 42 MLAs
While the ruling BJP is thinking of not giving tickets to 70-80 of its sitting MLAs for the forthcoming Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh, the opposition Congress is almost ready to re-nominate 42 out of its 57 legislators.
MP goes to polls on November 28 and counting of votes will be taken up on December 11. The state has a 230-member House.
Details: First nomination list going to come out shortly: Congress leader
A Congress leader, on condition of anonymity, said on Saturday that the work of these 42 MLAs who are likely to re-nominated was found to be satisfactory.
"In fact, MP Congress chief Kamal Nath is not in favor of dropping sitting MLAs without a valid reason from the first nomination list of 71 candidates which is going to come out shortly," he said.
Statement: There is a strong anti-incumbency wave in MP: Congress leader
"A final list of candidates had been prepared and submitted to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi who will take a call on it," the source said.
"There is a strong anti-incumbency wave in MP and we are going to return to power after 15 years," he added.
A BJP leader said on Friday the party was thinking of not repeating 70-80 out of 165 MLAs.