Sat. Jul 20th, 2024

Four-time sitting MLA and cabinet minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia has written to the BJP expressing unwillingness to contest the upcoming assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh. She cited pressing health reasons as the cause behind her decision, setting off speculation about her nephew, union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, making his Vidhan Sabha debut.

Yashodhara Raje Scindia, who has been infected with COVID-19 four times since the pandemic began, informed the party about her decision three months ago. State BJP president VD Sharma confirmed the news and stated, “Yashodhara Ji is our senior and respected leader, who had informed the party around three months back about her unwillingness to contest the polls, due to pressing health reasons.”

Her announcement has fueled speculation about Jyotiraditya Scindia potentially contesting the state polls. Speculation suggests that he may choose to run for the Vidhan Sabha from either his aunt’s Shivpuri seat or one of the two other seats in Guna, namely Bamori or Kolaras. These three assembly segments were part of Jyotiraditya Scindia’s former Lok Sabha seat Guna, which he lost to BJP’s Dr. KP Yadav in the 2019 general elections.

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