Congress offered me ticket for LS polls: Former MP CM Gaur

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Bhopal, Jan 24 (IANS) Former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Babulal Gaur on Thursday disclosed that he has received an offer from the Congress to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha election as its candidate.

Speaking to the media, Gaur said senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh had joined him on dinner on Wednesday at his residence. During the meet, Singh offered him to contest the Lok Sabha election from Bhopal constituency on a Congress ticket.

“On Singh’s offer (for Congress ticket), I replied I have no such intention for now,” said Gaur, adding that Singh then asked him to think over the proposal.

It may be noted that before the Assembly elections, many leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had headed to other parties or contested the polls as Independent candidates after their own party refused to give them ticket.

Now that the party is out of power, once again the Congress is approaching some BJP leaders, especially the rebels.

–IANS

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