BJP has fielded 50 percent women candidates in MP by-polls: Shivraj Chouhan

The Bharatiya Janata Party has already fielded 50 percent women candidates in the forthcoming bypolls to four seats in Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said in response to Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's announcement that her party would give 40 per cent tickets to women in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections due next year.

CM Shivraj  Singh Chouhan was discussing with media persons on Tuesday night at Jobat in Alirajpur district during his campaign for the Assembly bypoll. In Madhya Pradesh, by-elections to three Assembly seats namely Jobat (Alirajpur), Raigaon (Satna), Prithvirpur (Niwari) and Khandwa Lok Sabha constituency are scheduled on October 30.

Replying to Priyanka Gandhi's announcement, the Chief Minister said, “I don't know what she said, but we in Madhya Pradesh have fielded 50 percent women candidates in the bypolls to four seats. Out of the four seats, our sisters are contesting on two seats, Sulochana Rawat in Jobat and Pratima Bagri in Raigaon (both Assembly seats)."  The Chief Minister also expressed optimism that the BJP will get a resounding success in the bypolls.

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