BHOPAL: Cooperatives minister Arvind Bhadoria has to endure the pains that the supporters of Jyotiraditya Scindia are suffering from. It was Bhadoria who played an important role in ‘Operation Lotus’ in Madhya Pradesh. He had stayed with the supporters of Scindia at a resort in Bengaluru for 15 days. For this reason, they developed good relations with the minister during that period. That is the reason why they often go to Bhadoria to get any problem solved.
Three ministers held a closed-door meeting with Bhadoria on Monday. Minister for the women and child development department Imarti Devi, who lost the by-elections, met Bhadoria. Besides her, minister for the panchayat and rural development department Mahendra Singh Sisodia and minister of state for PWD OPS Bhadoria also held talks with the cooperatives minister.
Imarti Devi is set to lose her ministry, since she lost the election. She has resigned from the Cabinet. She may be appointed head of any corporation and given the status of a Cabinet minister. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and the BJP organisation have already discussed this.
Nevertheless, she is angry with the PWD, which served a notice on her asking her to vacate her bungalow in Gwalior. At the meeting with Bhadoria, Imarti Devi expressed the pains she suffered because of the PWD notice. The officer was removed for serving the notice on Imarti Devi. Sisodia, too, is not able to work in his department. OPS Bhadoria is a minister of state and wants independent charge like other ministers of state.
All of them spoke about their problems to the cooperatives minister.
Former ministers Tulsi Silawat and Govind Rajput recently met Bhadoria. Both have been waiting for ministerial berths for 27 days. They are set to become ministers, but their wait has continued because a date for the ministry expansion could not be fixed. They, too, spoke to Bhadoria about their agony. According to Bhadoria, as all of them are working together and frequently meet each other.
Not only that, but those who have defected to the BJP from the Congress are also on good terms with him. So, they often come to see him, Bhadoria said.