Chhattisgarh assembly elections are scheduled for the end of 2018, however internal fight within the state BJP has started evolving. Two BJP stalwarts of Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh and Cabinet Minister Brijmohan Agrawal, both are involved in an internal cold war over the Chief Ministerial candidature and experts claim that it could cost upcoming state assembly election, as state BJP will witness some fractions within the party in upcoming times. As per the sources, Brijmohan Aggarwal is making efforts to claim CM candidature for the state of Chhattisgarh and also speaking to central leadership on the matter.
Speaking on the issue of CM candidature, Brijmohan Agrawal said:
“It is known to everyone now that elections will be fought in the name of Raman Singh and the Prime Minister Modi. But what will happen in the time to come, (about the CM’s face), that will be decided by the party? And whatever my party decides, everyone will have agree to it”.
Talking about the equation between Chief Minister Raman Singh and Brijmohan Agrawal, many local leaders have said that, the stir between both have been seen in the past on various occasions and the situation is still the same. Also, Aggarwal accepted that, there are differences between both politicians. He said:
“There is no infighting in the party. I have very cordial relations with the chief minister. There are no hard feelings between us, maybe approach is different on some issues”.
It is evident that BJP is facing an anti-incumbency in the state and coalition of Ajit Jogi and Mayawati could also play a spoilsport for both BJP and Congress. Following that, Brijmohan Agarwal is creating a scenario of transformation in Chhattisgarh BJP leadership and Aggarwal is also considered as a firebrand politician in Chhattisgarh, which he is trying to capitalize for the big fight.