Over the last two assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav led Samajwadi Party has expanded its party base, including Mahakaushal, Baghelkhand and Bundelkhand regions have become a party stronghold. Incumbent BJP is trying hard to retain its fort in the central state, while Congress is leaving no stone unturned to conclude its fifteen years of exile in the state.
However, the frequent problem faced by both major contenders is pertaining to rebel leaders, who are majorly contesting under the banner of Samajwadi Party.
Samajwadi Party’s strategy in Madhya Pradesh
According to sources, Samajwadi Party has played an ideal electoral card after involving several rebel leaders of Congress into its side. The SP is mainly aiming on all six districts of Bundelkhand in Madhya Pradesh including Damoh, Sagar, Tikamgarh, Chhatarpur and Panna. From caste equations to a cultural and social influence of the Uttar Pradesh is the main advantage for Samajwadi Party and SP’s Supremo Akhilesh Yadav has gradually turning all the events in favour of his side, sources claimed.
Why State leaders are picking SP?
Since Akhilesh Yadav has taken the leadership of Samajwadi Party, Madhya Pradesh unit of party has expanded massively and several leaders including Nitin Chaturvedi, son of former Congress leader Satyavrat Chaturvedi has raised and highlighted SP’s ideology in the state. Nitin Chaturvedi is contesting elections under the banner of Samajwadi Party from Rajnagar constituency of Bundelkhand region and as per the sources, a tough is evident between Chaturvedi and Congress candidate Vikram Singh Nati Raja.
Bijawar constituency in Chattarpur district, where a triangular is contest is evident among BJP, SP and Congress. BJP has fielded Pushpendra Pathak, Congress has picked Shankar Pratap Singh Bundela and SP has named Rajesh Shukla a former Congress leader. In 2013 assembly elections, Rajesh Shukla got defeated by BJP’s Guddan Pathak with a total number of 10,379 votes. However, there is a massive jolt within the Congress, as the party has divided into groups.
Polls are scheduled for November 28 in Madhya Pradesh and results will be declared on December 11.
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