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BJP national vice-president doesn't find anti-incumbency in Madhya Pradesh

Devdiscourse News Desk indore Last Updated at 09-11-2018 19:59:27 IST India

BJP national vice-president Vinay Sahasrabuddhe Friday dismissed reports about the Madhya Pradesh government facing anti-incumbency. The BJP-led government has been in power in MP since 2003. The state goes to polls on November 28 and counting of votes will be taken up on December 11. "I don't find anti-incumbency in the state.

Normally, anti-incumbency prevails when the existing government has not done any work and its leaders are corrupt. In Madhya Pradesh, both these factors are non-existent," he said.

He was accompanying BJP candidates who filed their nomination papers here Friday. Answering a query on the BJP giving tickets to the kin of party leaders, the BJP VP said, "It is wrong to see it as encouraging dynastic politics. They were given tickets on the basis of their work at the party. They can't be denied nominations merely on the ground that they are relatives of BJP leaders."

He, however, attacked the Congress on dynastic politics and claimed that Rahul Gandhi would not have been party chief if he was not the son of Rajiv and Sonia Gandhi. When asked about the BJP fielding a lot of "old faces" for the Assembly polls, he said, "continuity and change" moved parallel to each other, adding that the party had given tickets to experienced leaders as well as fresh faces.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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