Facebook post of Abhishek Gopal Bhargava
Facebook post of Abhishek Gopal Bhargava

I am withdrawing from race for LS : Abhishek Gopal Bhargava

ANI | Updated: Mar 23, 2019 11:58 IST

Sagar (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Mar 23 (ANI): Gopal Bhargava">Abhishek Gopal Bhargava, son of senior BJP leader and leader of opposition in Madhya Pradesh Assembly,  Gopal Bhargava, has withdrawn from contesting the ensuing Lok Sabha polls claiming he does not want to promote 'dynasty' politics.
The junior Bhargava claimed that his name was sent to the election committee by the party for considering his candidature from three Lok Sabha constituencies - Sagar, Damoh and Khajuraho but he said he doesn't want to do politics with "blot of dynasty" politics over him.
The decision came after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday released a list of 36 candidates for Lok Sabha candidates in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Maharashtra and Odisha ahead of the general elections.
"I am feeling guilty after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and L K Advani gave statements against the dynasty politics. When the party is fighting for such a big cause then my conscious doesn’t allow me to become a roadblock,"  Gopal Bhargava">Abhishek Gopal Bhargava wrote on his Facebook post.
"I don’t want to do politics taking the blot of dynasty politics. Hence, in the national interest and against the dynasty and family politics I have decided to withdraw my claim from the Lok Sabha. The party must consider somebody else who is deserving," he wrote.
In Madhya Pradesh, polling will be conducted in four stages during phase four, five, six and seven scheduled on April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19 respectively. Madhya Pradesh has a total of 29 Lok Sabha constituencies. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, BJP had won from 27 constituencies while Congress bagged two seats. (ANI)