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Age no bar in MP; ‘80-proof’ Gaur, Raghuvanshi set for polls

Two octogenarians – one each from the ruling BJP and opposition Congress – in Madhya Pradesh figure in the list of candidates for the 25 November assembly elections in the state.

These veteran politicians- Babulal Gaur of the ruling BJP and Hazarilal Raghuvanshi of opposition Congress- are ready to face the voters at the ripe old age of 83 and 84 respectively.

Gaur will be contesting from Govindpura constituency in Bhopal while Raghuvanshi is all set from Seoni-Malwa constituency in Hoshangabad district. Raghuvanshi said here on Thursday that age does not bother him much.

‘I think that I may live upto 100 and its possible that I can contest the next Assembly elections also,’ the Congress leader said.

He said that the upcoming election would be the seventh time at the husting for his family. Hazarilal said that till now he has won four times from Seoni-Malwa from where his son was elected once after he was denied the party ticket.

He lost the 2008 Assembly elections to Sartaj Singh, a former MP who had defeated Arjun Singh from the Hoshangabad constituency in 1998.
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