In the city situated around Gwalior fort the political hues have taken up. The four Lok Sabha seats in this region will go to polls on May 12.
With husband Jyotiraditya Scindia working on the Congress poll campaign in western Uttar Pradesh, wife Priyadarshini Raje Scindia is undertaking public campaign in Guna, the parliamentary constituency of her husband, fuelling speculation of her taking a possible political plunge in the forthcoming general elections.
There has been a strong buzz that Scindia could pave the way for his wife Priyadarshini’s political debut in 2019, and with her campaigning in his constituency, it seems a likely possibility.
“Maharaj (Scindia) aapke hain, aur aapke rahenge (Maharaj belongs to you and would always remain yours). No one in the country could replace him as a candidate. He has been working for you in all these years. He (Scindia) has so much energy he could represent both Gwalior and Guna parliamentary seats,” Priyadarshini told the party workers.
Though she was seen seeking votes for her husband, several party leaders in Gwalior-Chambal region have pitched for the candidature of Priyadarshini in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
Besides, Priyadarshini contesting from Guna, there is a strong buzz that Scindia could move to Gwalior as the Lok Sabha candidate this time.
Guna, a traditional Congress bastion, was once represented by Jyotiraditya Scindia’s father Madhav Rao Scindia and grandmother Vijaya Raje Scindia.
In the years gone by, Priyadarshini has campaigned for her husband during Lok Sabha polls. Priyadarshini Raje met women workers at the booth level in Shivpuri. She visited the sports complex and played badminton and table tennis with kids. She is also expected to meet women workers at the block level.
Anna’s last follower in election fray
Anna Hazare claims politics is a dirty thing. But his followers have been joining politics and even ended their connection with Hazare. So far in Gwalior, Vishnu Kant Sharma had been conducting Hazare’s campaign. But now he has joined the politics.
He has announced to contest from Gwalor Lok Sabha seat. He has been given ticket from Rashtriya Rashtrawadi Party. There was a time when he used to talk about sacrifice. But now he is acting like other political leaders. It is said that Anna could come to Gwalior for campaign. But there is little possibility.