CRPF personnel to be deployed in Budhni

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Bhopal, Apr 17 (UNI) The Election Commission has agreed to deploy CRPF personnel and videography coverage of the polling booths during the assembly by-election in Budhni constituency from where Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is seeking entry into the Vidhan Sabha, Congress party's Madhya Pradesh incharge General Secretary V Narayan Sami said today.

Mr Sami told reporters here that state Congress president Subhash Yadav had met the Election Commissioner in New Delhi and demanded deployment of central paramilitary forces and videographic recording of polling stations recently.

He said the Congress had entered the electoral battlefield keeping local issues in mind.

Claiming that Congress candidate Rajkumar Patel will emerge victorious, Mr Sami said MPs J P Agrawal and Nandi Elaiyya had been appointed as poll observers for the party.

The Congress General Secretary said the party had decided to go for agressive poll campaigning in Budhni.

Union Ministers Kamal Nath, Kantilal Bhuria and Suresh Pachouri besides Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh and MP Jyotiraditya Scindia will campaign for the party.

Besides, several former ministers and MLAs had been assigned different responsibilities. Congress workers from Bhopal, Sehore and Hoshangabad will be posted at polling centres.

Mr Sami alleged that the state government's resources were being misused in Budhni because of the CM's presence as a candidate.

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