The BJP has shifted its newly elected councillors out Madhya Pradesh forward of tomorrow’s election for the chairperson of the civic physique’s council, apprehensive that the Congress will induce them to cross-vote for its candidate. The councillors have been shifted to a resort in Haryana in what is probably the primary instance of resort politics percolating to the extent of native physique polls. They’ll return to Gwalior tomorrow forward of the voting, sources mentioned.
In final month’s municipal polls in Gwalior — residence turf of Union ministers Jyotiraditya Scindia and Narendra Singh Tomar, and state residence minister Narottam Mishra — the Congress gained mayor’s put up after 57 years.
However the total majority within the 66 municipal wards went to the BJP. The celebration gained a easy majority of 34 wards, the Congress got here second with 25 wards. Six Independents and one BSP councillor additionally gained.
The essential mayoral seat went to Shobha Sikharwar of the Congress.
Ms Sikharwar is the spouse of Congress MLA Satish Sikarwar, who stop the BJP forward of the by-election in November 2020, upset over Mr Scindia’s entry into the celebration.
Mr Scindia’s induction has appeared created a rift within the BJP — there are experiences of tussle between House Minister Narottam Mishra and Imarti Devi, who’s a part of the Scindia camp.
Presently Imarti Devi is in Delhi with 15 corporators — six from the BJP, six from the Congress, two Independents and one from AAP.
“Nothing a lot needs to be learn politically into the BJP corporators’ bus journey,” state BJP chief VD Sharma instructed IHNS.
“After successful the polls, they will meet senior BJP leaders, together with Mr Scindia and Narendra Tomar in Delhi and get their blessings for the longer term. Nothing extra needs to be learn into it,” he added.
Congress’s KK Mishra, chairman of the celebration’s state media cell, appeared delighted with the state of affairs within the BJP camp.
“The BJP is making a mockery of the election course of. In Gwalior, they’re scared that their very own councillors won’t vote for them. There isn’t a consensus amongst their prime leaders. We’re assured we are going to win the elections,” he mentioned.
The brand new mayors of the three key municipal firms – Indore, Bhopal and Jabalpur — will take oath on August 5, 6 and seven. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is predicted to attend the oath ceremony in Bhopal-Indore. Former Chief Minister Kamal Nath shall be in Jabalpur.