Ahead of Madhya Pradesh assembly elections, Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) on Thursday suspended 53 leaders, over involvement in anti-party activities. During a meeting on Wednesday night, State BJP Chief Rakesh Singh decided to convey a hard message to its state leaders over indulging against Saffron party in the state, sources claimed.
Suspension list includes former minister Ramkrishna Kusmariya, former minister KL Agarwal, Narendra Kushwaha, Dhiraj Pateriya and many more. Ramkrishna Kusmariya is contesting against State Finance Minister Jayant Maliya from Damoh constituency, following which BJP has suspended Kusmariya.
BJP is ruling in Madhya Pradesh since 2003 and Shivraj Singh Chouhan led government is facing acute anti-incumbency in the state over various issues including SC/ST Act, reservation in promotion and many more. Conversely, Congress party is looking to end its fifteen years of exile under the leadership of Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia respectively.