Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is dealing with internal strife and controversial timing.
Prior to state elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is dealing with internal strife and controversial timing. The BJP must remain united if it wants to continue ruling the states it presently controls and win the other elections. However, it appears that efforts in minimum two of the states to create this unity are failing.
The selection of Union Ministers as aspirants in Madhya Pradesh has sparked discontent with some party members who were overlooked out. They question the choice of more seasoned politicians over younger voices in a party that often talks about promoting youth politics.
Similar discord is emerging in Rajasthan, where the BJP’s strategy of fielding seven of its 24 Members of Parliament from the state has upset party leaders who lost their seats to these parliamentarians. The situation is especially delicate as the party’s decision to field Rajasmand MP Diya Kumari from Vidhyadhar Nagar has drawn criticism from Narpat Singh Rajvi, a three-time MLA and son-in-law of former Vice President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, who is a loyalist of Vasundhara Raje and is contemplating his next move.
Interestingly, some Bharatiya Janata Party leaders are questioning the timing of the candidate announcements. These announcements during Pitra Paksha, considered an auspicious time by Hindus but not ideal for new beginnings, have surprised and raised eyebrows among party members. This period extends from September 29 to October 14 this year, and the Bharatiya Janata Party typically refrains from making significant appointments or decisions during this time.
Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, representing the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), is actively campaigning in Madhya Pradesh’s Sidhi and Rewa districts, criticizing both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party. The AAP is concentrating its efforts in Madhya Pradesh’s Vindhya region, where it achieved success in the last local body election by securing the mayoral post in Singraulu and garnering significant support in the area.