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Worried over survey reports, BJP ropes in its veterans in Gwalior- Chambal

Zafar Alam Khan | Bhopal The dissidence over the entry of Jyotiraditya Scindia in Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is not letting down, especially the saffron party is facing most challenges in Gwalior- Chambal division considered as the stronghold of Scindia. The dissidence began with resentment of one of the tallest leader of the BJP and senior minister in the state cabinet Narottam Mishra due to that he confined himself in the state capital Bhopal forcing Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Scindia himself to take charge in Gwalior. Sources in the BJP informed that though the top guns Chouhan and Scindia tried to persuade the big leaders of the region but the resentment among leaders and workers has not diminished completely leaving the saffron party upset. Worried over the ongoing in the region that would go for by-poll on over two dozen seats the BJP roped in Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and State President and MP Vishnu Dutt Sharma to manage angry party leaders and workers. Meanwhile, Chouhan after talking to his ministers in Bhopal has given a special task to them for the by-election.Now Tomar and Sharma have taken the front to convince the dissidents in Gwalior- Chambal division. The two leaders are in discussion with the party workers of each assembly and in the process talking to them in closed rooms. Suggestions are being taken from the party workers as the party fears internal violence in these areas. Notably, Tomar is the tallest leader of BJP in Gwalior Chambal division. He dominates the politics of the area besides having a strong hold in the organization. He is also fine tuned by all the leaders of the state. In such a situation he is trying to take everyone along because the by-election is a matter of prestige for the BJP. Scindia has also visisted Gwalior twice in the last 2 months. He also camped in Gwalior for couple of days, during his first visit he met dissident leaders and tried to persuade while during his second visit of the area he held meetings with local party workers, however, this time he avoided meeting big leaders. Understanding the situation the BJP has also roped in its veteran leaders to control the sitaution. At the same time, CM Chouhan has also discussed the by-election with his ministers by calling a meeting in Bhopal on Saturday. Minister Mahendra Singh Sisodia, who came out of the meeting, said that he has resolved with complete loyalty that we will win 27 of the 27 seats. Every worker will follow the orders of CM and party. Everyone will work hard on these seats together. The minister said that this election does not belong to any one person. In this election Scindia and Chouhan are on one side while Digvijay Singh and Kamal Nath are on the other side. The public of MP is seeing Ram-Lakhan’s pair on one side and the pair of big and small Mian on the other side.At the same time, in Saturday’s meeting, CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan has told all his ministers that time is short, stay in the area, wherever there is any problem, talk to me directly. All Ministers CM have given Tasks of different assembly constituencies.

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