Ahead of assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, several surveys have been conducted in the state till now and latest survey of RSS has increased the concerns for several senior BJP leaders.
A report of RSS internal survey has pointed out that, 78 sitting MLAs could face the defeat in upcoming polls. Those 78 MLAs also include Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and has left state BJP unit worried. Sources claimed that RSS has recommended dropping 78 sitting MLAs and also instructed that Shivraj Singh should contest from Govindpura constituency in Bhopal.
Govindpura seat is considered as the traditional constituency of former Chief Minister Babulal Gaur, where Shivraj Singh is eyeing for 2018 polls. Also, reports claimed that step to field Shivraj Singh could backfire BJP, as Gaur’s faction is not happy after the announcement. Also, Gaur’s daughter-in-law Krishna Gaur is keen to fight the election from Govindpura seat, sources told.
State BJP chief, Rakesh Singh told media that “The party will give tickets on winnability criteria alone, there are no tainted candidates unless there is a court verdict against any potential candidate.”
Shivraj Singh Chouhan is currently a sitting MLA from Budhni and Congress is also planning to project a potential candidate from Budhni. However, after the recent political development, Congress would change his strategy, sources claimed.