Madhya Pradesh state BJP unit, which has been praised by BJP chief Amit Shah on various occasions, is now in loggerheads with state leaders and party workers. Madhya Pradesh BJP, which is known for its organisational structure and was considered as the most disciplined unit in whole state units of BJP is now going through a crisis, sources claimed.
As per the sources, BJP in Madhya Pradesh is witnessing the emergency situation due to the total lack of coordination between Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and leaders in the state organisation.
The crisis started when, senior BJP leaders presented their internal survey report, which hinted eradication of 30 sitting MLAs from party’s candidates’ list for upcoming polls. Further, the issue led to resentments in several state leaders including Narendra Maravi and Abhay Mishra, both of them blamed that, there is no coordination in the party.
Also, when Nandkumar Singh Chouhan became president of Madhya Pradesh BJP in 2014, the crisis started gradually over by-elections results, where BJP was getting thrashed in every election, however, it has now reached its peak and as a result, Shivraj Singh Chouhan shared his concerns to centre leadership in September 2018.
Apart from coordination issue, the party is also divided on SC/ST Act concern and pertaining to that, two big leaders of BJP have already resigned from the party including Laxman Tiwari and Deepak Pachori. Both these leaders have alleged that state BJP is not taking a clear stand on the issue. Also, grassroots level party workers are not actively participating in the rallies, and recently during PM Modi’s rally in Bhopal, number of supporters were less than expected numbers, which triggered the controversy that, party workers are getting neglected in BJP and as a result, supporters are not coming up for saffron party in Madhya Pradesh.
Ahead of assembly polls, BJP will be looking to retain its power and conversely, Congress is aggressively willing to conclude its 15 years of exile from the central state.