Bhopal: BJP MLA joins Congress

Sanjay Sharma, the two-time BJP legislator from Tendukheda in Narsinghpur district, after joining Congress on Tuesday in the presence of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, alleged that CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan gave step-motherly treatment to his constituency.  The third richest MLA in MP, with assets worth Rs 65 crores, alleged that there was no high-command in BJP.

He claimed that Shivraj Singh Chouhan is the only high-command. “I was unable to get any development work done in my constituency. A bridge, a polytechnic and several stop dams for irrigation besides some roads were promised in my constituency but it all remained unfulfilled,” claimed Sharma.

Sharma said that he had been with the BJP for more than 20 years but was upset with CM’s behavior and felt suffocated, therefore quit BJP. Projects were approved for several other constituencies that were already developed, he added.  Attacking CM, Sharma alleged that farmers’ payments were delayed for more than six months for whole gram and sugarcane despite all tall claims made by the government.

When asked about timing of his decision and that he was unlikely to get ticket from BJP, Sharma said that there was no report like this and that his decision was made at the right time.  Asked if he would contest assembly polls, Sharma said he would do as directed by the Congress party. “Thousands of supporters who have faith in me would obviously join my party and work along with me in Narsinghpur district for all four assembly constituencies,” said Sharma.

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