BJP to return to power in MP: Venkaiah

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Indore, Nov 10 (UNI) Former BJP President Venkaiah Naidu today said Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was the chief minister of common man and public would give him another chance.

Mr Naidu, who is visiting Ratlam and Dewas on a campaign trail, told mediapersons at the airport here that the assembly polls were being viewed as semi-finals in view of the Lok Sabha polls slated to take place next year.

He claimed that the all-round development of the state took place only during the tenure of Mr Chouhan.

Alleging that the Centre meted out a step-motherly treatment to the BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh Government, Mr Naidu said more development would have taken place, had the Centre provided adequate help. He termed the Congress as a ''ship without a captain.'' Regarding discontent over ticket distribution, he said the BJP was a disciplined party in which there were no differences.

Pointing out that terrorism had no religion, he said the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad was conspiring to defame Hindus in connection with Malegaon blast.

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