Rebellion against BJP was out in open on Tuesday with two sitting party MPs filing their nominations papers as independents for the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections in the state. Dissident MPs Bodh Singh Bhagat and Gyan Singh respectively from Balaghat and Shahdol have filed papers as independent candidates. All efforts to pacify these revel MPs came to naught. Senior leaders of the party though are still in talks convincing them to withdrawing their nominations. Former legislator of the BJP RD Prajapati too is all set to fight elections on the SP ticket.
Sources in the party said that Prajapati held talk with the leaders of the SP on Tuesday. He was seeking ticket from Tikamgarh. The BJP has fielded its MP and central minister Virendra Kumar Khatik from Tikamgarh and this has enraged Prajapati who has decided to contest elections on the SP ticket.Besides the above three, some BJP leaders are gearing up to fight elections as independents or from other political parties.