BHOPAL : BJP on Wednesday convened a brainstorming session at CM House over ticket distribution and sought opinion over selection of candidates. The exercise of seeking opinion was done on seats in Bhopal city and rural. Govindpura seat in Bhopal has highest number of contenders. Interestingly, people are preferring Krishna Gaur over sitting MLA and former Chief Minister Babulal Gaur, who also happens to be her father-in-law. Even Gaur gave preference to his daughter-in-law for the seat as no leader was supposed to propose his own name in the exercise. The names of mayor Alok Sharma, tourism corporation, chairman, Tapan Bhaumik also surfaced for the Govindpura seat. During the opinion seeking exercise, followers of Sharma and Gaur exchanged sharp words. Corporator Barelal Ahirwar and Santosh Vyas too had a verbal duel.
The leaders present on the spot had to intervene to avoid any unpleasant situation. Most of the people from Bhopal (South-West) gave preference to minister Umashankar Gupta. The names of MP Alok Sanjar and Alok Sharma also came up from this seat. Sitting MLA Surendra Nath Singh from Bhopal Central was preferred along with former MLA Dhruvnarayan Singh and spokesman Rahul Kothari. Mayor Alok Sharma’s is also in the fray. Leaders also expressed confidence in minister Vishwas Sarang from Narela seat along with Ramesh Sharma and Chetan Sharma. Alok Sharma leads amongst the leaders from Bhopal North. The names of former MLA Ramesh Sharma, former Municipal Corporation Council Ramdayal Prajapati along with MP Alok Sanjar also surfaced.
The names of sitting MLA from Hujur seat, Rameshwar Sharma along with Bhagwandas Sabnani, VD Sharma and Jitendra Daga also recommended. From Berasia, MLA Vishnu Khatri along with Bhujval Ahirwar and Kishan Suryavanshi emerged. Former state president Nandkumar Singh and spokesman Rajneesh Agarwal have been appointed as observers for seeking opinion. According to Nandkumar, BJP was a big party and that was why there were several contenders. He said ticket distribution would be done after seeking opinion and discussion with other leaders.