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Shivraj gives Modi a miss in BJP road show

In what is seen as a rebuff to Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, the chairman of the election committee of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is seen to be missing from the posters put up for the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan's Jan Aashirwad Yatra, which was flagged off on Monday. The posters that have been put up for the yatra has veteran leader LK Advani, BJP president Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj and Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Chouhan, who is seeking a third term in office, is expected to cover 224 Assembly constituencies and travel a distance of 8,000 km, as per state BJP president Narendra Singh Tomar. Elections in MP are due later this year.

This however, is not time that the rivalries between the two chief ministers has come out in open, earlier, during the Uttarakhand floods tragedy, Shivraj Singh Chouhan had said that no one should indulge in politics in times of disaster and that everyone should get together to rebuild the hill state. 'Apart from rescuing pilgrims from MP, our rescue teams have rescued 1810 pilgrims from various states without any discrimination,' Chauhan had tweeted. In another post he had said, 'I would re-emphasise the fact that there shouldn't be any politics in such a disaster. We all should work together to rebuild Uttarakhand,'

Even senior BJP leader  LK Advani, while comparing Modi to Chouhan had said that the MP CM deserved to get more credit for the developmental work than his counterpart. Advani had said that Chouhan had attempted to turn around a state that was under-developed, unlike Gujarat which was already developed when Modi had taken over. The Madhya Pradesh chief minister however, has always denied that he is a potential prime ministerial candidate. 'I stand at number 3. Narendra Modi at number 1 and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh at number   2,' Chauhan had tweeted.
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