Bhopal, Nov 8 : In a major setback to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Madhya Pradesh, former state minister and five-time member of parliament Sartaj Singh has joined the Congress ahead of the assembly elections. He will contest election from Hoshangabad Assembly constituency on a Congress ticket.
As per reports, he left his former party after being denied a BJP ticket for the past two years.
The fifth list of 16 candidates for the upcoming elections in MP has also been released on Thursday. The party released the fourth list of 29 candidates. Until now, a total of 213 candidates
Earlier,Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s brother-in-law Sanjay Singh Masani joined the opposition party.