Defection from BJP to Cong continues

  • Especially in areas under the influence of Scindia, BJP leaders becoming disillusioned with their own party
  • Number of leaders leaving BJP in three months has crossed fifty

Milind Muzumdar, Indore
Union Home Minister Amit Shah had taken over the election campaign of Madhya Pradesh BJP in July. He appointed his trusted Union Minister Bhupendra Yadav as election in-charge. Ashwini Vaishnav was appointed as co-in-charge along with him.

Not only this, Amit Shah also handed over the command of the State Election Management Committee to his close friend Narendra Singh Tomar. Amit Shah also called several meetings of state BJP leaders in Delhi and Bhopal. In all the meetings, Amit Shah’s regional top leaders have been directed to remove the infighting in the party and the displeasure of the leaders. Not only this, a mechanism should be prepared for communication with the workers and the leaders sitting at home. He also gave responsibilities of different districts to 14 leaders of the state. Instructions were given to all the leaders to take out the angry and dissatisfied leaders from the house and bring them into the field and give them a respectable role. But despite the instructions of Amit Shah, dissatisfaction and resentment are still being seen within the BJP.

Especially in Jyotiraditya Scindia’s sphere of influence, the old and loyal BJP is feeling insecure and uneasy. This is the reason why in the last two months, the process of movement of leaders from BJP to Congress is going on continuously. In view of the assembly elections, the way Union Minister Amit Shah, known as BJP’s Chanakya, took over the steering of Madhya Pradesh BJP. It seems that now the new attitude of Madhya Pradesh BJP will be visible and the dissatisfaction among the party leaders and workers regarding the organization of power will end. But despite this, almost every day some leader or the other is becoming disillusioned with the BJP. In the last three months, more than 50 big leaders and senior workers have left BJP and joined Congress.

The morale is not leaving any impact – BJP is taking out five different Jan Ashirwad Yatras in the state regarding the assembly elections to be held in Madhya Pradesh. PM Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, BJP State President VD Sharma, Union Minister Amit Shah, Narendra Singh Tomar, Prahlad Patel, Anurag Thakur Faggan Singh Kulaste, BJP National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, State Minister Narottam Mishra and many senior leaders were present in this meeting. Through public blessings, he is continuously touring the state to instill enthusiasm among the party leaders and workers and to win the hearts of the people. Along with this, the responsibility of convincing the angry leaders and workers of the state has been given to all the central leaders and senior officials. Despite this, the trend of leaders leaving BJP is not stopping. The number of leaders leaving BJP in the last three months has crossed fifty. Which is not at all a good sign for BJP in view of the assembly elections to be held in the coming days. The leaders who recently left BJP all have the same allegation that their ruling organization is not being scrutinized. On the question of leaving BJP, prominent leader of Narmadapuram and two-time MLA Girijashankar Sharma says that he was being continuously ignored due to the arrival of new people in the party. There was no other way to survive in politics except leaving BJP. With this he says that the old leaders are no longer respected in the party. There is no one in the organization to listen to their plight.

These leaders left BJP..

Deepak Joshi (former MLA and son of former CM Kailash Joshi), Virendra Raghuvanshi, (current BJP MLA Kolaras, Shivpuri) Pandit Girijashankar Sharma (former MLA), Makhan Singh Solanki (tribal leader and former MP), Radhelal Baghel (former MLA, Sevda), Bhanwar Singh Shekhawat (former MLA, Dhar), Kamal Singh Chauhan (District Panchayat member, Ashta), Yadvendra Singh (son of former Ashoknagar MLA Rao Deshraj Singh), Anubha Munjare (wife of former MP Kankar Munjare and former MLA ), Saeed Ahmed (former minister, Satna), Hemant Laria (brother of Narayavali MLA Pradeep Laria), Deepak Maran (special aide of minister Kamal Patel), Neetu Parmar (Municipality Chairman, Multai) and Chandrabhushan Singh Bundela alias Guddu Raja ( More than fifty big leaders and senior workers, including the son of former MP Sujan Singh Bundela and a powerful leader of Sagar, have left BJP and joined Congress in the last three months. These are those leaders of BJP who have influence and political support base in their area. This trend has still not stopped. The party needs to do a lot in this matter? In this context, Krishna Murari Moghe, who was the state organization general secretary of BJP, had recently expressed his pain. Moghe was also given the responsibility of convincing the leaders. He also discussed with some leaders but the leaders of the state did not pay attention. The result was that leaders like Bhanwar Singh Shekhawat left the party. Deepak Joshi and Bhanwar Singh Shekhawat are leaders whose families have a long tradition of politics since the days of Sangh and Jan Sangh. Due to these leaders leaving the party, a wrong message has been sent to the old workers of Sangh Parivar. According to a senior BJP leader, the BJP needs to take big steps in this regard.

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