BHOPAL: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced names of three more candidates on Sunday. They are VD Sharma (Khajuraho), Chhatar Singh Darbar (Dhar) and GS Damor (Ratlam). Damor is an MLA from Jhabua. The announcement of Sharma’s name has triggered rebellion in the saffron party and former MLA from Mudbara Raju Poddar has resigned from primary membership of the party.
He dashed off a letter to party’s state president Rakesh Singh, saying that selection of candidate for Khajuraho parliamentary seat has hurt him. Other leaders in the region are also unhappy over candidature of Sharma and sources said some politicians may leave the party in protest. It is said Sharma got ticket following pressure from the RSS. Earlier, there were rumours doing rounds that he was contesting either from Morena or Bhopal, but that did not happen. Despite being an outsider, he has been given ticket from Khajuraho seat. Former minister Lalita Yadav, Kusum Mehdele and BJP leader Sanjay Nagaich expressed their annoyance over ticket to Sharma, sources said.
NO NAMES YET FOR BHOPAL and INDORE
the party has not yet declared candidates for bhopal, indore, Vidisha, Sagar and guna parliamentary seats. by giving ticket to damor, the party has gone against the guidelines that, a sitting legislator should not be given ticket for any lok Sabha seat. according to party sources, any Mla from bhopal or indore can be made candidate for the lok Sabha elections. Name of former chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan as candidate from bhopal is on top. Similarly, names of indore Mayor Malini gaud and former chairman of indore development authority Shankar lalwani are also doing the rounds for indore seat.Similarly, the names of rajbahadur Singh and Jayant Malaiya from Sagar and Jyoti Shah and toran dangi from Vidisha are doing the rounds.