Madhya Pradesh officials reject nomination of 29 candidates

Madhya Pradesh officials reject nomination of 29 candidatesBhopal, Apr 7 : Officials in Madhya Pradesh have rejected the nominations of 29 candidates during a scrutiny of thirteen parliamentary seats contesting the second phase of Lok Sabha elections.

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj's poll chances in the Vidisha parliamentary constituency received a major boost when her Congress rival Rajkumar Patel's nomination was rejected on technical grounds.

Patel, a former education minister and a veteran of several elections, is now in trouble as his party is likely to initiate disciplinary action against him.

Congress leader and Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia was among the candidates who filed his nomination papers successfully. (ANI)