Tough fight between BJP and Congress in Bhainsdehi Assembly

  • If JAYAS fields a candidate then the contest will be triangular
  • BJP made former MLA Mahendra Singh Chauhan its candidate
  • Congress has not announced its candidate yet

Umakant Sharma, Betul
As the elections are coming closer, political turmoil is intensifying. This time also, a tough contest is being expected between BJP and Congress in this assembly constituency. But if JAYAS fields its candidate, then the contest may become triangular. BJP has made former MLA Mahendra Singh Chauhan its candidate from here.

Congress has not yet announced its candidate. There is a possibility that Congress may once again try its luck by fielding sitting MLA Dharamusingh Sirsam. Even though the ticket for the Congress candidate has not been decided yet, the Congress has already started preparing for the elections.

Here, after the ticket of BJP candidate has been decided, BJP has intensified public relations regarding the elections. Ever since BJP has announced its candidate Mahendra Singh Chauhan, voices of protest have started appearing in the BJP camp. Bhainsdehi BJP General Secretary Rahul Chauhan vocally opposed the BJP candidate. Even after the protest, if no decision is taken by the BJP regarding change of candidate, then the BJP General Secretary can resign from his post and contest the elections as an independent. Due to opposition in BJP and Rahul Chauhan contesting the election as an independent, BJP has the highest possibility of loss.

Some Congressmen in support of Ramu Tekam

This time, some Congressmen are demanding to give ticket to Ramu Tekam in the assembly elections. However, there has been no open opposition from the Congress yet. Dharamusingh Sirsam has been MLA twice. Now if he gets the ticket, he will contest elections for the third time. It is noteworthy that Dharamusingh Sirsam was defeated by Mahendra Singh Chauhan by a huge vote in the 2013 assembly elections, but in 2018, Dharamusingh Sirsam won the election by defeating Mahendra Singh Chauhan. Here in Bhainsdehi area, the dominance of tribal organization JAYAS is also visible. JAYAS is also preparing to field its candidate in the assembly elections this time. JAYAS organization can support Congress, but the condition is that they should get ticket from the assembly constituency. If JAYAS contests the elections separately then the fight is likely to be triangular. A possible candidate from JAYAS could be District Panchayat member Sandeep Dhurve.

Dharma is also being opposed

There is a possibility that Congress may give ticket to sitting MLA Dharamusingh Sirsam. Although there is mild opposition to Dharamusingh Sirsam too, but there is much less opposition in comparison to BJP.

Main issues of the region

– Problem of employment continued, workers have to migrate to other places for work.
– Problem of drinking water in rural areas.
– Opposition to Gutigarh Dam.
– Reconstruction of 18 km road from Chicholi to Bhimpur.
– Not getting enough electricity for irrigation at the time of Rabi crop.
– Mobile network problem etc. are major issues in remote villages.

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