Agencies, Bhopal, The Bharatiya Janata Party’s Madhya Pradesh unit on Monday selected senior legislator and former state Minister Gopal Bhargava as its Legislature Party leader and he thus assumed the mantle of the Assembly’s Leader of the Opposition, BJP sources said.
The related confab was conducted here this evening in the presence of Home Affairs Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP state In-charge Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, erstwhile Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and BJP state President Rakesh Singh.
According to party sources, in the meeting of Parliamentary Board in Delhi, there was discussion on the selection of the leader of the opposition.
After this, Rajnath Singh reached Bhopal on Monday and attended the legislative party’s meeting.On the issue of leader counterpart, Shivraj Singh Chauhan had held a meeting with BJP’s central leadership in Delhi. He had met Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj and the organization’s chief minister Ramlal. The special thing is that Narottam Mishra was also in Delhi. He also met the central leadership. After that, the market of speculations was hot.
Many names were coming out in this race. Only after the removal of former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan from this race, the names of Narottam Mishra, Gopal Bhargava and Rajendra Shukla were also discussed in the political corridors, but now after the meeting of the legislative party, the leader of the opposition has been stamped in the name of the opposition.