BJP workers angry over selection of candidate for Sanver bypoll

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Bhopal, Nov 20 (UNI) Dissatisfied with the selection of candidate for assembly by-election in Sanver constituency in Madhya Pradesh, a section of BJP workers today staged a demonstration in front of state party president Narendra Singh Tomar's residence.

Party workers reached Mr Tomar's residence this afternoon and expressed their resentment towards candidature of Mr Santosh Malviya -- who has returned to the BJP from the Uma Bharti-led Bharatiya Janshakti.

BJP workers demanded that a family member of former minister late Prakash Sonkar, who represented Sanver in the state assembly, should be fielded.

Later, a few party workers reached state BJP headquarters to meet state BJP organisation general secretary Makhan Singh but returned as he was not present there.

Party sources said Mr Tomar told agitating BJP workers to put their view in party forum in a disciplined manner. However, Such a behaviour amounted to indiscipline.

Sources said a local has been fielded for the first time from Sanver. Earlier, most candidates -- not only from BJP but also from other political parties -- used to be from Indore. Besides, Mr Malviya represented Balai community, which had a large population in Sanver.

Sanver assembly seat fell vacant with the demise of Mr Sonkar.

The bypoll is scheduled to take place on December 12.


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