Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and senior BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan will address two poll rallies in his election campaign in the Naxal-hit Bastar Lok Sabha constituency with eight assembly seats, on Wednesday, April 3 for the upcoming general elections.
The public meetings for the chief minister will be held in Sukma and Kondagaon districts of Madhya Pradesh, a state BJP spokesperson said on April 2, Tuesday.
The chief minister is scheduled to arrive at the Raipur airport on April 3 around 10.30 in the morning and leave for Sukma in a helicopter. After addressing a rally in Sukma, the campaign will be headed to Kondagaon where he will address another public meeting around 1 pm, he said.
He will later return to Raipur where he will address a press conference before leaving for Bhopal, Shivraj Singh said.
The BJP has denied ticket to the sitting MP Dinesh Kashyap and fielded former MLA Baiduram Kashyap from the party.
Baiduram Kashyap will be fighting the polls against Dipak Baij in Bastar constituency.
The Bastar Lok Sabha constituency comprises of eight assembly seats out of which seven are reserved for ST category. In 2018 assembly elections, Congress won seven seats except for Dantewada.
The Bastar seat will go on polls in the state in the first phase of elections on April 11. Polling in 11 Lok Sabha seats of Chattisgarh will be held in three phases on April 11, April 18, and April 23. the results for the polls will be announced on May 23.