Business Standard

BJP eyes third term, Congress also hopeful in Madhya Pradesh

The Congress has been targeting the state govt over the lack of development and corruption charges

Related News

The is hoping to give a tough fight to the ruling in Madhya Pradesh, one of India's largest states, in the assembly polls on Nov 25 when voting for a new 230-member house takes place. The results will be out December 8.

The stakes are high for both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is seeking a third consecutive term under Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, and the Congress which hopes to gain from the anti-incumbency of two terms.

Lead campaigners from both the parties, BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, have toured the state extensively asking people to vote for their parties.

The Congress has been targeting the state government over the lack of development and corruption charges against some ministers.

The BJP is going to the people citing development and social welfare schemes.

The Congress hopes to gain riding on the fact that union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia is being projected as its unofficial chief ministerial candidate.

Besides Scindia, who is contesting from Shivpuri against his aunt and BJP candidate Yashodhara Raje, Union Minister Kamal Nath, former chief minister Digvijaya Singh and Ajay Singh, son of former chief minister Arjun Singh, wield considerable influence in their respective areas.

Chief Minister is contesting for the Vidisha and Budhni seats. The state has been a BJP stronghold over the past two assembly elections.

The sons of some powerful political families are also in the fray including Jaivardhan Singh, son of Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, who is contesting from Raghogarh, and Sachin Yadav, son of former deputy chief minister Subhash Yadav, standing from Kasravad.

In the BJP, Jitendra, son of party general secretary Thawarchand Gehlot, is fighting from Alot.

Meanwhile, for the first time, the none of the above (NOTA) option would be available to the 46,449,289 voters in the state.

In the 2008 polls, the Congress won 71 seats in the 230-member House against 143 of the BJP.

The Bahujan Samaj Party has seven seats, Bharatiya Jan Shakti five, Independents three and others one seat.

Read more on:   
|
|
|

BJP eyes third term, Congress also hopeful in Madhya Pradesh

The Congress has been targeting the state govt over the lack of development and corruption charges

The Congress is hoping to give a tough fight to the ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh, one of India's largest states, in the assembly polls on Nov 25 when voting for a new 230-member house takes place. The results will be out Dec 8.

The is hoping to give a tough fight to the ruling in Madhya Pradesh, one of India's largest states, in the assembly polls on Nov 25 when voting for a new 230-member house takes place. The results will be out December 8.

The stakes are high for both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is seeking a third consecutive term under Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, and the Congress which hopes to gain from the anti-incumbency of two terms.

Lead campaigners from both the parties, BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, have toured the state extensively asking people to vote for their parties.

The Congress has been targeting the state government over the lack of development and corruption charges against some ministers.

The BJP is going to the people citing development and social welfare schemes.

The Congress hopes to gain riding on the fact that union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia is being projected as its unofficial chief ministerial candidate.

Besides Scindia, who is contesting from Shivpuri against his aunt and BJP candidate Yashodhara Raje, Union Minister Kamal Nath, former chief minister Digvijaya Singh and Ajay Singh, son of former chief minister Arjun Singh, wield considerable influence in their respective areas.

Chief Minister is contesting for the Vidisha and Budhni seats. The state has been a BJP stronghold over the past two assembly elections.

The sons of some powerful political families are also in the fray including Jaivardhan Singh, son of Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, who is contesting from Raghogarh, and Sachin Yadav, son of former deputy chief minister Subhash Yadav, standing from Kasravad.

In the BJP, Jitendra, son of party general secretary Thawarchand Gehlot, is fighting from Alot.

Meanwhile, for the first time, the none of the above (NOTA) option would be available to the 46,449,289 voters in the state.

In the 2008 polls, the Congress won 71 seats in the 230-member House against 143 of the BJP.

The Bahujan Samaj Party has seven seats, Bharatiya Jan Shakti five, Independents three and others one seat.

image

Read More

SP's minority appeasement policies bode ill for UP: BJP

Charging the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) of not learning from its past mistakes, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state unit here Saturday accused it ...

Recommended for you

Advertisements

Columnists Rss icon

Ajit Balakrishnan

Ajit Balakrishnan: Sons who won't leave home
Ajit Balakrishnan

Successful parents are increasingly faced with continuing to support children in their 20s or 30s

Surinder Sud

Surinder Sud: Keeping a weather eye on climate
Surinder Sud

Scientists are now keeping tabs on weather abnormalities while crafting technologies to combat climate change-related challenges to agriculture

Editorial Comment Rss icon

Modi govt needs a media strategy

Government should deal with the media, not blame it

TCS comes down to earth

Don't expect information technology to sparkle this fiscal year

TWEETS @ POLITICS
@SinghRPN
MT “@INCIndia: Watch Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's speech in Lok Sabha today.#RahulRoar https://t.co/8WaU0nPRGB
@milinddeora
RT @HeadlinesToday: BJP supported us when we passed our historic Land Bill, what prompted them now to change that? @milinddeora #NEWSROOM
@digvijaya_28
https://t.co/uzdS3Z9a8X May like to see.
@thekiranbedi
He needs a good school? @kumambuzi58: stupid bitch shove wrong things in their head & now they'll want dicks.Look at USA collapse of society
@ajaymaken
In 10 months BJP disowns 15lakh/person promise as a Jumla- Now AAP- Would not be bad to fulfill 50% promises:Kejriwal http://t.co/WUy7vhjBrl
@MPNaveenJindal
RT @abpnewstv: Indian surgeons remove world's largest kidney weighing 2.75 kgs http://t.co/QyagNVN2xH http://t.co/B2znn4WFr5
@Panda_Jay
My Twitter handle changed yesterday to @PandaJay 😊, please follow that..
@ShashiTharoor
Thanks so much for these pix. It really was an enjoyable conversation, w/excellent questions & an amazing audience https://t.co/aslGDwSlqJ
@Swamy39
RT @prajeshbharwad: @Swamy39 #Ahmedabad should be namedas Karnavati.
@narendramodi
अक्षय तृतीया के पावन पर्व पर आप सभी को हार्दिक शुभकामनायें। ये पर्व आप सभी के जीवन में सुख, समृद्धि और सफलता का संदेश लेकर आये।
@abdullah_omar
Just wish that with the glamorous destinations like France & Germany he would also visit our traditional friends in Africa & else where 2/2
@varungandhi80
Thank you #UNYCC2015, @samyakc and @poonam_mahajan ji for organising a brilliant event. It was young, fresh and real.
@ArvindKejriwal
I assured them that Delhi govt will do everything possible to get them their legitimate rights(2/2)
@PMOIndia
Shri JB Patnaik's contribution to Odisha's development will always be remembered. Saddened on his demise. Condolences to his family: PM
@rajeev_mp
.@murthybs @psridharp 'whn ignorant folks want to advrtise their ignorance, u really dont do anything, u just let thm talk' - obama
@quizderek
@vikram59868 Different forms
@
#Modi govt's #energy diplomacy needs to be supplemented by building capacity at home, says @GhoshArunabha http://t.co/PUBNPlr3ND
@SushmaSwaraj
Pl follow @MEAIndia and for Consular, Passport and Visa matters @CPVIndia
@arunjaitley
My speech "Tax Vision for India" at the Peterson Institute for International Economics,Washington, DC,16.4.2015. https://t.co/p4b3jc5I29
@MVENKAIAHNAIDU
Today is Civil Service Day. My greetings to all Civil Servants. Time to re-dedicate and re-commit to the cause of the people.
@nitin_gadkari
Met representatives of farmers for issue of sugarcane arrears along with consumer affairs minister Ramvilas Paswan ji http://t.co/kiuZiZhC7q
@DVSBJP
Greetings to all on auspicious "Parashurama Jayanthi"
@umasribharti
चन्‍द्रशेखर राव को बधाई. तेलंगाना राज्‍य का मेरा संकल्‍प एवं सपना पूरा, तेलंगाना की नदियों का ध्‍यान रखेंगें.
@AnanthKumar_BJP
RT @prasarbharati: You can now lodge your grievance related to medicines through 'Pharma Jan Samadhan'. Visit http://t.co/3TxpLOXeFy http:/…
@smritiirani
RT @narendramodi: Will lay foundation stone of Dr. Ambedkar International Centre. http://t.co/vnR2RtTo8E http://t.co/hAkjLYRFoD
@drharshvardhan
Welcome home Prime Minister Narendra Modi after successful projection of confident, resurgent India in three-nation tour.We are proud of you
@Gen_VKSingh
Thanku @narendramodi ji @PMOIndia 4the kind words of appreciation,none of this would hv been possible without ur able leadership & guidance
@Rao_InderjitS
The theme of the Plenary Session was GLOBAL SECURITY: CHALLENGES AND PERSPECTIVES. http://t.co/MujOOt8IaL
@nsitharaman
3/n@gauravchandak n "when your IEC was not reflected in the Customs website...taken up with...& since 13.3 on Customs website too."@CimGOI
@RSSorg
समाज अगर डॉ. अम्बेडकर के सिद्धांतो के आधार पर चला तो राष्ट्र केलिए कोई समस्या नहीं होगी: मा भैयाजी जोशी

Back to Top