Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): The BJP and the Congress are in a bind after the distribution of tickets.
Despite all the exercises by both the parties, 15% to 20% of tickets have not gone to the right candidates.
Although both the political parties have given tickets on the basis of caste and other local equations, yet they are looking worried.
In an interaction with media persons, former chief minister Digvijaya Singh accepted that there were mistakes in selecting some candidates.
The Congress is doing damage control by changing candidates in some constituencies.
The party has already changed candidates in seven constituencies and is deliberating over changing contestants in some other seats.
According to sources, election in charge of the party Randeep Surjewala and Singh have taken up the responsibility for changing candidates.
Both of them are mulling over changing of contestants in those constituencies where the party thinks it has failed to select the right candidates.
After deliberating over candidates, the Congress changed candidates after Surjewala, Singh and MPCC president Kamal Nath held talks with Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi.
Most of the candidates, whose constituencies were changed, were given tickets by Nath.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, BJP organisation and the RSS have swung into action to end resentment among party workers in those constituencies, where they think the choice of candidates was wrong.
Chouhan has taken control over those seats where the BJP workers are rebelling against the party.
Chouhan and the party organisation are also holding talks with those leaders who are ready to contest the election.
The RSS, too, is in action to do the damage control. The office-bearers of the RSS are working in every district in favour of the BJP.
RSS is trying to pacify those leaders who are angry with the party. Now that the central leadership has said it will not change any candidate, the BJP is trying to stop those who want to contest elections as independent candidates or from any other party.