"In fact MP Congress chief Kamal Nath is not in favour of dropping sitting MLAs without a valid reason from the first nomination list of 71 candidates which is going to come out shortly," he said.
He said that a final list of candidates had been prepared and has been submitted to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi who will take a call on it.
"There is a strong anti-incumbency wave in MP and we are going to return to power after 15 years," he said.
A senior MP BJP leader had Friday told PTI that the party was thinking of not repeating 70-80 out of 165 MLAs in order to tide over anti-incumbency.
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