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Chouhan’s Namami Devi Narmade march bound to hit roadblock


BHOPAL: The Namami Devi Narmade march planned by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to start on November 11 on the occasion of Dev Uthani Gyras appears to be in jeopardy. It would to be taken out from Amarkantak, the origin of the Narmada. Amarkantak is in Anuppur district which is a part of Shahdol Lok Sabha constituency.

The government has started large scale of preparations for this march. Swami Awadheshanand, Jaggi Vasudev Maharaj, Baba Ramdev along with several others have been invited. The CM has also announced to march for a day every week. However, the entire planning would be eclipsed because of the code of conduct having come to force. It could not be conducted without a nod of the election commission. There is thin possibility of the election commission approving it due to which the programme could be postponed.

Shahdol divisional commissioner DP Ahirvar said the decision has to be taken by the government. As per Ahirvar it could be taken out without involving the political leaders who may join it once it leaves the area coming under the code of conduct. He said it could also be postponed for a few days.

Meet for candidate selection tomorrow

The leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party would hold a meeting on October 20 for the party candidate to be fielded from Shahdol Lok Sabha

constituency. Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, BJP state president Nandkumar Singh Chouhan and organisational general secretary Suhaas

Bhagat would join heads in the meeting and a meeting of the party state election committee would be held after the trio reaches a consensus. Ex-CM Digvijay Singh is adamant on fielding Himadri Singh, the daughter of former Union minister Dalbir Singh in the UPA government. Bisahulal Singh is also trying hard for ticket through Kamalnath. The declaration of the Congress candidate can be made before Diwali.