Raipur: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is making efforts to retain power, has prepared its plan for the upcoming Chhattisgarh assembly election. Reports suggest that the ruling party has identified weaker MLAs, who are believed to be replaced by five sitting Member of Parliaments.
According to the sources, the BJP is considering candidature of five MPs for the upcoming battle, including Ramesh Bais (Raipur), Saroj Pandey (Rajya Sabha), Lakhan Lal Sahu (Bilaspur), Kamalbhan Singh (Sarguja) and Abhishek Singh (Rajnandgaon). The report further claims that Bais could contest election from Raipur City Grameen and Pandey from Durg.
Speaking on the lines of contesting the election, Saroj Pandey told media “She has always stood by what her party has decided and there would be no exception in future either”. The main reason behind Saroj Pandey’s selection is that BJP is looking for a strong leader in Durg after the death of senior leader Hemchand Yadav. Abhishek Singh is expected to contest from Kawardha constituency.
As per the sources, the move to field Member of Parliaments in upcoming assembly election is another step to solidify the mission 65 plus in Chhattisgarh.