BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Leader of Opposition in the Vidhan Sabha Ajay Singh 'Rahul' chose the auspicious day of Dhan Teras on Monday to file the nomination papers for the November 28 polls.
While Chouhan filed the nomination as BJP candidate from his hometown Budhni in Sehore district, Singh filed his nomination paper as the Congress candidate from his family's pocket borough Churhat seat in Sidhi district.
Chouhan filed nomination after offering prayers along with wife Sadhna Singh on the banks of river Narmada and at the temple of his Kuldevi in his native village Jait.
Later, Chouhan took a jibe at the opposition Congress. "The Congress politicians keep on taking my names, if they chant the name of god in similar manner, they will attain 'moksha' (salvation)." "The Congress leaders keep on making accusations against my family, but forget that entire 7.5 crore population of the state is my family. I take a vow to make a Samridh Budhni and Samridh Madhya Pradesh," he added.
The CM appealed the people of Budhni to ensure that he achieved a record win, while he would create history by forming the government again. "I will focus on winning the remaining 229 seats for the BJP and leave Budhni to the people. The people of Budhni will work for my win, just like I'll work for the party's win on remaining 229 seats of the state."
About 550 km away, Ajay Singh filed nomination papers from Churhat seat of Sidhi district. Singh, a former MP minister, filed the papers after offering prayers at a temple and the 'samadhi' (memorial) of his illustrious father in Churhat (Sidhi).