Madhya Pradesh assembly elections, which are just few days away have become a major contest between State Congress Chief Kamal Nath and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, and the disappearance of Union Government works in the poll campaigning, has raised eyebrows of many.
The incumbent Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), who is facing acute anti-incumbency in the Madhya Pradesh under the leadership of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
However, BJP’s strategists have been only focusing on utilizing the ground works of Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the poll campaigning and the following demonetization, things have changed drastically against PM Modi led Union Government, pertaining to which Modi factor would not make much impact in upcoming polls, sources claimed.
According to sources, traders community of Madhya Pradesh, which is extended in Malwa and Gwalior-Chambal division were affected the most after the implementation of note-ban. And further, GST in July 2017 has broken down the whole community.
Agriculture amounts to nearly 40% of the GDP in Madhya Pradesh and agrarian industries are the backbone of state economy, which is suffering till now after the implementation of note-ban, reports claimed.
Flashback 2016, Sarafa bazaar of Indore, which is Madhya Pradesh’s largest market for brisk gold and jewellery sales, witnessed its worst phase of the century. The sales were down by as much as 90 per cent and it continued for several months. Traders from Gujarat, Rajsthan, Madhya Pradesh and many more states come to purchase gold ornaments from Sarafa bazaar in Indore.
So far, Shivraj Singh Chouhan has not included GST and note-ban in his campaigning and it is clearly evident that BJP is only focusing on promoting works of the state government of last fifteen years. Apart from work, party is only pitching Shivraj Singh as face of BJP in the state. PM Modi’s less appearance in the poll bound state, has created doubt over PM’s significance in Madhya Pradesh. Polling is scheduled for November 28 and results will be declared on December 11.