Sat. Mar 2nd, 2024


The assembly of the BJP legislatures to pick its Chief Minister for Madhya Pradesh shall be held right here on Monday.

Three observers — Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, OBC Morcha head Dr. Ok. Lakshman and National Secretary Asha Lakra will make the assessments and they’ll additionally meet some leaders individually.

The legislative celebration assembly is scheduled at 4 p.m. on the BJP headquarters in Bhopal. However, all of the BJP MLAs have been requested to achieve the celebration headquarters two hours forward of the assembly.

The BJP MLAs have been strictly directed to chorus from making any touch upon the CM subject with the media, till the choice is taken within the legislative celebration assembly.

The risk of incumbent CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan being requested to proceed within the place, not less than until the Lok Sabha polls can’t be dominated out. However, there are a number of contenders within the race to exchange him.

Notably, the BJP has contested the election with out projecting Chouhan because the CM face. The step was taken in a bid to counter excessive anti-incumbency towards his two-decade rule in Madhya Pradesh. Now, it’s to be seen if the BJP management retains Chouhan or comes out with a brand new face.

The contenders who’re in race to exchange Chouhan consists of — Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia and former Union minister Prahlad Singh Patel (each OBC politicians like Chouhan), ex-Union minister and BJP’s state ballot administration committee chief Narendra Singh Tomar and state BJP president V.D. Sharma and state ministers Gopal Bhargava and Rajendra Shukla (all from the higher caste).

The darkish horses embrace nationwide common secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya (a Vaishya) and Sumer Singh Solanki (first time tribal MP). In case the celebration opts for a girl for the publish, two-time former MP and first time MLA Riti Pathak could also be named because the CM.

However, with the BJP already choosing a tribal chief because the CM in Chhattisgarh, and the final three CMs in MP being OBCs (the place they represent half of the state’s inhabitants), together with Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Late Babulal Gaur and Uma Bharti, the opportunity of an OBC face being named as CM appears robust.

If Chouhan isn’t requested to proceed and the celebration opts for a recent OBC face, Prahlad Singh Patel and Jyotiraditya Scindia might be the frontrunners. While Patel comes from the highly effective Lodhi caste, Scindia hails from Kurmi caste.

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