Scindia supporters consider themselves insecure in BJP

  • Do not consider their future safe
  • Because of this, process of returning to Cong continues

Milind Mujumdar, Indore
Before the upcoming assembly polls, the first list of BJP has been released. In this, the party has given a ticket to Lal Singh Arya by deleting the name of Scindia supporter Ranveer Yadav, who won the election from Gohad in 2018. There is a feeling of uneasiness and insecurity among Scindia supporters due to the cancellation of Ranveer Jatav’s ticket. Scindia supporters feel that their future in BJP is not secure. Because of this, the process of returning to Congress is going on continuously.

Recently Indore leader Samandar Patel joined Congress. He came from Congress to BJP because of Scindia, but realized that he had no future in BJP, so he went back to Congress. Even before this, about a dozen pro-Scindia big leaders and former MLAs have left the party. On Monday, former minister Imarti Devi, a supporter of Scindia, also gave a big statement in this regard. Denial of ticket to Ranveer Jatav is surprising because the BJP government has given him the status of cabinet minister in the corporation board.

Scindia was already feeling uneasy because of the Karnataka election results. The reason for this was that 11 out of 14 defected MLAs in Karnataka were defeated. In such a situation, the supporters of Jyotiraditya Scindia feel that at first there will be difficulty in getting the ticket and if they get the ticket then they will be eager to win. The glimpse of the problems of Jyotiraditya Scindia’s supporters is visible in Scindia’s political behavior as well. Jyotiraditya Scindia is constantly visiting Gwalior to handle his supporters, yet his supporters are feeling uneasy in the BJP. However, Jyotiraditya Scindia holds a strong position in Madhya Pradesh BJP politics. He is also being given importance at the national level. Despite this, his supporters have started feeling insecure.

The trouble of Scindia supporters is threefold. One, they are worried about getting the ticket again in 2023. On the other hand, Congress has made a special strategy to defeat them.

Apart from this, the claim of loyal BJP workers on the seats of these MLAs is also troubling the supporters of Scindia. Jyotiraditya Scindia assured his supporters that injustice would not be done to them, but still Scindia supporters are feeling insecure in the BJP. This is the reason why Dr. Govind Singh, the Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly, claimed in the media recently that some pro-Scindia MLAs want to return to the Congress. According to sources, the state BJP will give back tickets to all those pro-Scindia MLAs, who have won the by-elections and have a good record, but the BJP will give tickets to the candidates who lost in the by-elections considering them as open. There will be no criteria like Scindia or non-Scindia on this seat. The ticket issue for the defeated Scindia MLAs will be decided at the national level. BJP’s state captain is engaged in resolving the continuous conflict between the supporters of Jyotiraditya Scindia and the old BJP men.

BJP leaders had assured all the BJP leaders in the by-elections after defection and resignation from the assembly that they will be taken care of next time, but how the party will adjust all these leaders remains a problem. Especially in the Gwalior Chambal region, there is more dispute between the supporters of Jyotiraditya Scindia and the old BJP workers.

 Digvijay Singh took charge

The downfall of the Kamal Nath government is like a sore spot for both Digvijay Singh and Kamal Nath. This is the reason why both Kamal Nath and Digvijay Singh are focusing on the seats of Jyotiraditya Scindia’s supporters, MLAs and ministers. In particular, Digvijay Singh has taken up the task of defeating the supporters of Jyotiraditya Scindia. He is continuously focusing on these seats. In the past, he had visited Badnawar, Sanwer and Suwasra. Apart from Digvijay Singh, his son Jaivardhan Singh is particularly active in this matter. The trouble of Scindia supporters is also that the Congress is gearing up to defeat them.

Problem of adjusting loyal BJP leaders

After the Jyotiraditya Scindia episode, there is uneasiness in the BJP which has not changed even after 2 years. Especially those leaders are finding their future bleak, where Scindia supporters are still MLAs. Due to this problem, Deepak Joshi changed his party and joined Congress because he could clearly see that only Manoj Chowdhary would get the ticket in 2023 in Hatpipliya. There will be pressure on the high command to adjust the non-Scindia supporters of BJP in all Malwa Nimar seats like Badnawar, Suwasra, Mandhata, Nepanagar, Jobat. This problem is more in the Gwalior Chambal region because most of the Scindia supporters are from here.

There is also a problem of BJP that the performance of many supporting ministers and MLAs of Jyotiraditya Scindia is not good. According to the feedback given to the party, half the pro-Scindia MLAs and ministers may lose the election. In such a situation, it is necessary to cut their ticket for election victory, but the problem of the party is that cutting their ticket will depend on Jyotiraditya Scindia because the party high command has assured Jyotiraditya Scindia in this regard. Which will be followed by the high command at all costs. This means that even if the ticket of any MLA supporting Jyotiraditya Scindia is cut, then only Jyotiraditya Scindia will decide that seat. That is, if he wants, he can give that seat to any other supporter of his. This also means that the old BJP people will not get a chance on this seat. BJP will have to deal with these problems because as the elections approach, this problem will increase. There is a well for the party on one side and a ditch on the other side because if tickets are given to Scindia supporters, then non-Scindia supporters can contest elections as BJP rebels, on the other hand, if tickets are given to non-Scindia supporters, then Scindia supporters can rebel.

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