Diary of Malwa-Nimar
- Became active after suffering reversal in assembly polls
- Attempts to woo voters of Dhar, Jhabua, Alirajpur and Ratlam
- Will energize workers of Malwa-Nimad
- Sumitra announces to contest from Indore
- JAYS announces candidates from Dhar and Khargone
Indore: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the election campaign from Malwa-Nimad and tribal-dominated Dhar on February 16. Modi is likely to address rallies in region to boost the BJP’s campaign in a state where his party is locked in a keen fight with the Congress.
BJP lost many seats of the region in the assembly polls and Modi will do his best to make up for the loss in the Lok sabha polls. He plans to energize the party workers so that they may overcome the disappointment of loss during the assembly elections.
New plan of JAYS
- Jay Adivasi Yuva Shakti Sangathan (JAYS)
Jay Adivasi Yuva Shakti (JAYS), a revolution of ideologies, started gaining momentum with the leadership of Hiralal Alawa, a former rheumatologist from AIIMS Delhi, who actively spoke for tribal welfare in the reserved constituency of Dhar. Although Alawa became an MLA on Congress ticket he has made it clear that JAYS is a revolution and it will always go on. Accepting a ticket from Congress party doesn’t mean that his thinking has changed.
He said he was the one who made JAYS and its remote control is with him. He said he will always support the people.He had said in the past that it was very difficult to get a ticket while tackling nepotism, groupism etc. and being chosen by the party from a list of local leaders from the area. He was not even a member of Congress then.Now Alawa has said he would ally with any political party that would give ticket to the candidates of his party in Lok Sabha.
Alwa not made minister, now unhappy with Cong
Alawa had got ticket from Manwar and won but he has not been made minister. Therefore he has been attacking Congress. Recently at the convention of JAYS, a resolution was passed that JAYS workers would contest polls at six Lok sabha seats which are tribal dominated. The party has already announced candidates for Dhar and Khargone.
Malini Gaud’s pain
Indore is behind the smart city ranking moved from tenth to eleventh in the country. Indore mayor Malini Gaud has held state’s Congress government responsible for this. Gaud alleged the state government had withheld the smart city fund that the Indore was entitled to receive. The Indore has slipped in smart city ranking from 10th to 11thplace. Nagpur is at the top place in the ranking.
Tai’s clear reply to leaders eyeing Indore seat
Putting to rest the rumours that BJP may look for a new candidate for general election, Lok Sabha Speaker and MP Sumitra Mahajan said she is healthy and fit to contest Lok Sabha election again. Talking to media persons on the sidelines of foundation laying function for Multipurpose Art Complex on Saturday, she said, “I am well enough to handle key of Indore for more time. The key will be passed on to right person at right time.”
Commenting on being opposed by senior BJP leader Satyanarayan Sattan, Mahajan said he is a senior leader who supported her when no one was at her side in 2009. “He was my election coordinator then. I will not make any comment on him,” she remarked.
She said if Sattan wants to contest elections than he should go for it. To a query that a film star or Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia may contest Lok Sabha polls from Indore, Mahajan said it is good that “good people will contest election.”