Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, In the Assembly elections, the BSP decision to contest the elections alone and not to form alliance with the Congress is now costing BSP dear. BSP candidates are joining the Congress.
On Wednesday, the BSP leader and former MLA, Vidya Vati Patel, left the BSP and joined the Congress. In Delhi Congress party president Kamal Nath and leader of the opposition, Ajay Singh, got him membership.
According to the information, the BSP’s most prominent leader and former MLA from Rewa district joined the Congress. He was expected to get a ticket from the party but did not get special attention from the BSP. He was demanding ticket from Devlalab in Rewa district. But unhappy with the neglect of the party, Vidya Patel can now be the candidate for this seat from the Congress.
The Congress’s base is weak in this seat. Congress candidates always stay at number three here. However, BJP has consistently won this seat. The Congress has made a big dent to weaken the BSP’s ‘elephant’ tactics. This time this may turn out to be on BSP and BJP.
Water crisis to be biggest issue
Significantly, there is severe water crisis in Devlalab assembly area of ??Rewa district. This time, the biggest election issue here is water. BJP leader Girish Gautam is the MLA in Devlalab constituency of Rewa district.Devatlab seat has been a traditional seat of BJP, but party like BSP and Congress also hold public support.
In the 2013 election, there was a contest between BJP’s Girish Gautam and BSP’s Vidyavati Patel, but in the results BJP won by 3885 votes. In the 2008 election, Girish Gautam of BJP had defeated BSP’s Vidyavati by 3764 votes.
Congress strategy successful
Under the strategy for returning to power, the Congress is trying to strengthen its position by luring leaders marginalized in other parties, while Kamal Nath had also given the signal many times.
However, he had only talked to BJP leaders. But now that the talks of the alliance with the BSP and other parties have not succeeded, then the agenda of bringing the leaders of those parties to the Congress is going on.