BHOPAL : The resignation of BJP leader Krishna Murari Moghe from the post of the Mayor of Indore Municipal Corporation has created ripples in the ruling party circles of the state. He, however, withdrew his resignation a couple of hours later after being ‘persuaded’ by Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya.Though, officially, Moghe has claimed that he was resigning because he was upset with the behavior of the local MLAs but his concerns regarding his own political future are said to be the real reason behind his sudden move.

Moghe had come to Bhopal last week and had staked his claim for party nomination for the upcoming Rajya Sabha bye-elections in the State.  Moghe, in his discussion with party organisational general secretary Arvind Menon, had sought assurance that he would be sent to the Rajya Sabha. But Menon expressed his helplessness, saying that the party’s central leadership was going to decide the candidate.

Four months from now, Moghe’s term as Mayor would expire and that is why he is keen to go to the Rajya Sabha. Sources said Moghe’s resignation was aimed at fetching attention and also assurance from the state’s party leadership regarding his political rehabilitation.

Meanwhile, Menon has talked to Moghe on phone asking him to withdraw his resignation. Menon said he had spoken to Moghe and everything would be fine soon.

Moghe, after the BJP coming to power in the Centre, had also discussed his political future with the Central leaders of the party.  According to sources, Moghe is trying to become governor with the help of a Central leader and he also wants help from state leadership in this pursuit.

Sources said state party leadership is angry with Moghe for tendering his resignation without discussing the matter with it. A senior BJP leader maintains Moghe has been a former organisational general secretary and now he is creating problems for the party. Sources said as of now, there was no chance of Moghe being either sent to Rajya Sabha or being appointed governor.

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