As many as 14 of the Congress truncoats have already been made ministers in Chouhan’s authorities and must win to retain their ministerial berths.
- Last Updated: October 6, 2020, 10:38 PM IST
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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday launched a listing of 28 candidates for the upcoming by-elections, accommodating 25 former Congress MLAs.
As many as 14 of them have already been made ministers in Chouhan’s authorities and desperately must win to retain their ministerial berths.
It was lengthy anticipated that those that left the Congress in March this yr together with Jyotiraditya Scindia to assist Shivraj Singh Chouhan come to energy can be rewarded with BJP tickets for the bypolls. And, Tuesday’s record had little or no surprises in retailer.
However, there have been additionally speculations in sure corners that some of the brand new entrants might be dropped from the record amid rising dissent in the BJP camp. Eventually the ruling celebration appears to have quelled the riot efficiently.
As many as 22 Congress MLAs had resigned and left the Congress with Scindia in March this yr that led to the autumn of the Kamal Nath-led authorities in the state.
Three others — Pradyumn Singh Lodhi, Sumitra Devi Kasdekar and Narayan Patel — had resigned from the celebration later, and have now been named by the BJP as its candidates for the upcoming bypolls.
Confident of being rewarded, the previous Congress leaders had already began campaigning in their respective constituencies.
The Congress has named 27 candidates in three lists, whereas shunned saying a nominee from the Biaora constituency that fell vacant after the demise of celebration MLA Govardhan Dangi.
With each the BJP and Congress nicely behind the bulk mark in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly, the bypolls maintain key for the survival of Chouhan’s authorities, whereas the Congress fights a face-saver battle.