Trouble brews in Madhya Pradesh BJP | WeForNews | Latest News, Blogs Trouble brews in Madhya Pradesh BJP – WeForNews | Latest News, Blogs
Connect with us

Politics

Trouble brews in Madhya Pradesh BJP

Shekhawat said Vijayvargiya had funded Rajesh Agarwal in Badnawar to contest against him (Shekhawat). He said Rajesh Agrawal had been inducted in the BJP with Vijayvargiya’s consent.

Published

on

Vijayvargiya and Shekhawat

Indore, June 28 : Internal turmoil in the Madhya Pradesh BJP resurfaced on Sunday with the state leadership deciding to act against senior leader Bhanwar Singh Shekhawat who has levelled serious charges against Kailash Vijayvargiya, national general secretary, and key supporter of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

Trouble is brewing in the party just as it prepares for the by-elections to be held in 24 assembly constituencies.

Just as the Congress is building pressure on the ruling party over its failure to effectively counter the opposition over China policy the intra-party conflicts have embarrassed the BJP.

After trying to hush up the feud between Vijayvargiya and Shekhawat on Saturday the state unit president V.D. Sharma stepped in to support Vijayvargiya who has been tasked to help the party win the by-elections to five seats in Malwa region.

Sharma had on Saturday said there was no serious conflict over Shekhawat”s charges against Vijayvargiya and the minor difference of opinion in the party was blown out of proportion. It was an internal matter of the party and would be settled amicably. However, on Sunday Shekhawat was summoned by the leadership to explain his conduct.

On Saturday, Shekhawat had accused Vijayvargiya of working against the party’s interests. Shekhawat said that Scindia has defeated Kailash Vijayvargiya twice in Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association elections. To avenge the defeat, Vijayvargiya might upset Scindia supporters fielded from the region. Shekhawat said Vijayvargiya had funded Rajesh Agarwal in Badnawar to contest against him (Shekhawat). He said Rajesh Agrawal had been inducted in the BJP with Vijayvargiya’s consent.

He said, Vijayvargiya had moved senior leader Usha Thakur to Mhow to get a ticket for his son Akash Vijayvargiya from Indore. Shekhawat said, “I have presented my views on the party forum and have made it clear that the party may have to bear the consequences for Vijayavargiya”s actions.

Politics

‘Done deal’: Congress hints at understanding with Pilot camp

Published

on

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

New Delhi: Amid speculation of a meeting between rebel Rajasthan leader Sachin Pilot and Rahul Gandhi, top sources in the Congress have claimed that a deal has been struck between the two sides and a formal meeting may take place on Monday itself.

The development comes after party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi met Rahul Gandhi at his residence to work out the deal. However, there is still no official word yet while all eyes are on 10 Janpath, the official residence of interim party chief Sonia Gandhi.

The Congress sources say that there were no preconditions from both the sides and they hope for a happy ending to the crisis that has threatened its government in the state.

The Congress sources said that veteran party leader Ahmed Patel had pitched in to resolve the issue that had threatened the survival of the Ashok Gehlot government after the Pilot camp raised the banner of revolt against it.

The Congress had sacked Pilot as Deputy Chief Minister and the state party chief. So far, Gehlot has stayed put as Chief Minister amid claims and counter-claims on attempts to poach MLAs.

On Sunday night, a Congress Legislature Party meeting was held in a Jaisalmer hotel, where MLAs from the Gehlot camp are lodged, and there were mixed views on welcoming back the rebels into the party fold.

While a few MLAs suggested that the rebels should be accepted in view of the “wafer-thin margin” of the Gehlot government in the Assembly, others were not in such a forgiving mood.

Meanwhile, the Gehlot camp in Jaisalmer is keeping a wary eye on any development in Delhi vis-a-vis the proposed meeting.

A senior Congress worker confirmed to IANS that a few Ministers from Rajasthan had been intimated about the meeting and the views of party lawmakers had been sought over the move to end the rebellion.

Continue Reading

India

Citizenship query: It’s not unusual, Chidambaram comes out in Kanimozhi’s support

While non-Hindi speaking recruits to central government posts quickly learn functional spoken Hindi, why cannot Hindi-speaking recruits to these posts learn functional spoken English? the senior Congress leader asked.

Published

on

P Chidambaram

New Delhi: Former Union Minister P Chidambaram, a native of Tamil Nadu, has come out in support of DMK MP Kanimozhi, who had tweeted about an incident at an airport wherein she was asked about her citizenship and pointed to his own experiences.

“The unpleasant experience of DMK MP Kanimozhi at the Chennai airport is not unusual. I (too) have experienced similar taunts from government officers and ordinary citizens, who insisted that I speak in Hindi during telephone conversations, and sometimes even face to face,” Chidambaram said.

Read: CISF orders inquiry after DMK MP Kanimozhi asked ‘are you Indian’ at Chennai airport

The former Union Minister said: “If the Centre is genuinely committed to both Hindi and English being the official languages of India, it must insist that all central government employees are bilingual in Hindi and English.”

While non-Hindi speaking recruits to central government posts quickly learn functional spoken Hindi, why cannot Hindi-speaking recruits to these posts learn functional spoken English?” the senior Congress leader asked.

Meanwhile, the BJP has dismissed her allegation as ‘electoral stunt’. BJP General Secretary (Organisation) BL Santhosh tweeted to counter Kanimozhi’s charge, saying that “assembly elections are 8 months away … the campaign starts”.

Continue Reading

India

Amid reconciliation talks, Congress leaders hint at Rahul-Pilot meet

Meanwhile, the Gehlot camp in Jaisalmer is keeping a wary eye on any development in Delhi vis-a-vis the proposed meeting.

Published

on

Rahul Gandhi and Sachin Pilot

Jaipur, Aug 10 : Political circles in Rajasthan were on Monday agog with talks of a likely resolution to the crisis arising out of rebellion by Congress MLAs owing allegiance to Sachin Pilot. Congress sources claimed that the Pilot camp lawmakers will meet Rajya Sabha MP KC Venugopal during the day and even meet with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi thereafter.

The Congress sources said that veteran party leader Ahmed Patel had pitched in to resolve the issue that had threatened the survival of the Ashok Gehlot government after the Pilot camp raised a banner of revolt over the state leadership.

The Congress had sacked Pilot as Deputy Chief Minister and the Rajasthan Congress President. So far, Gehlot has stayed put in the CM chair amid claims and counter-claims on attempts to poach MLAs.

On Sunday night, a Congress Legislature Party meeting was held in a Jaisalmer hotel, where MLAs from the Gehlot camp are lodged. In this meeting, they held mixed views on taking back the rebels into the party fold.

While a few MLAs suggested that the rebel camp leader should be taken back in view of the “wafer-thin margin” of the Gehlot government over the opposition in the Assembly, others were not ready to budge and were not in favour of taking back the Pilot followers.

Meanwhile, the Gehlot camp in Jaisalmer is keeping a wary eye on any development in Delhi vis-a-vis the proposed meeting.

A senior Congress worker confirmed to IANS that a few Ministers from Rajasthan had hints to the meeting and that the views of party MLAs were sought ahead of the scheduled meeting on reinducting Pilot and his loyalist MLAs.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Most Popular

Corona Virus (COVID-19) Live Data

COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Most infected people will develop mild to moderate illness and recover without hospitalization.