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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's brother-in-law Sanjay Singh Masani on Saturday has joined the Congress party ahead of the Assembly elections in the central state.
Brother of Chouhan's wife Sadhana, Masani, was formally inducted into the party in the presence of Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath here.
Masani, was said to be peeved at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for denying him a ticket for the Assembly polls. Reportedly, he wanted to contest from Waraseoni in Balaghat district from where the BJP has fielded sitting MLA Yogendra Nirmal.
"BJP is now all about dynasty and nepotism. Most of the candidates fielded by BJP are sons and daughters of MLAs or MPs. Those who work for the party are being neglected for the sake of dynasty politics," he said.
"Rising unemployment and lack of industry are two major problems in the state and the Chouhan government has done nothing all these years," he added.
Masani who left the Chouhan-led BJP government in the state has also said Congress will come to power in Madhya Pradesh.
The 230-member Madhya Pradesh Assembly will have a single phase polling on November 28.
Last month, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Tariq Anwar had joined back the Indian National Congress (INC). Anwar had left the Congress party more than 19 years ago to form the NCP along with Sharad Pawar and late PA Sangma.
(With Inputs from IANS)