Mhow: Firebrand BJP leader and Indore No 3 MLA Usha Thakur filed her nominations from Mhow constituency on Friday. The BJP announced her candidature on Thursday afternoon. After the announcement, many a BJP leaders and workers raised objection over party decision and also torched an effigy of Thakur.
Ticket aspirants like BJP district president Ashok Somani, Hindu Jagran Manch member Radheyshyam Yadav, Indore district janpad panchayat president Kavita Patidar, Ramkishore Shukla and Indore Premier Bank member Kanchan Singh Chouhan gathered outside Radheyshyam Yadav’s Manak square-situated resident and raised protest. They are not happy with party’s move.
They unanimously decided to contest election as independents. They also held a closed door meeting and demanded the party to announce a local leader as party candidate. Meanwhile, situation look a bit different on Friday may be due to the RSS factor or intervention of senior leaders.
On Friday, Thakur reached Mhow and went straight to the Hindu Jagran Manch and the RSS office, where she interacted with Radheyshyam Yadav. Later, she had also meeting with BJP district president Somani, district japnad panchayat president Kavita Patidar and Yadav.
After meeting them, Thakur addressed media persons. Replying to media queries over dissent in the party over ticket distribution, Thakur said that the BJP would contest the elections in unitedly as there is matter of differences among party leaders.
She said that the party gave her responsibility and she will deliver with full capability. On reason why party shifted her from Indore to Mhow, Thakur said that it’s party decision and she will follow that. She added that she is well aware of Mhow constituency.
Thakur refused to comment on media query on sitting MLA and BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya from Mhow saying that Vijayvargiya is senior to her and she don’t want to make any comment on the issue.Meanwhile as many 14 candidates files their nominations during a week long process which started from November 2 and continued till 6 pm on Friday.
and they said…
Will increase capacity of Lal hospital: Gupta
I will win election with hands down, this time because of rebels in Congress. I worked hard for my constituency and not a single incident of extortion and drug peddling took place here. ‘Vidhayak Aapke Dwar’ is one of achievements. I want upgrade Govt Lal Hospital to a 100-bedded hospital and will also work for regularisation of illegal colonies.
-Sudarshan Gupta, BJP candidate from Indore-1.
Video of ticket sale in Cong is fake: Shukla
The video in which I am saying general secretary Deepak Bavaria sold Indore-1 party ticket to Preeti Agnihotri is fake. The dissent among fellow Congressmen would be resolved soon. No development work was undertaken in the constituency in the past 10 years. Marimata area is worse hit. I am confident to win the polls by a margin of 15,000 votes.
-Sanjay Shukla, Congress candidate from Indore-1
I offered my seat to Akash but party fielded him from Indore 3: Mendola
I offered my seat to Akash Vijayvargiya to contest election from Indore 2 but the party had decided to field him from Indore 3 and party decision is supreme. Last time, I won with the development agenda and same agenda will be prevailed this time also. My secret of success is my work for public. There is no Congress wave in my constituency.
-Ramesh Mendola, BJP candidate Indore-2.
My fight is against money, muscle power: Sengar
There is no law and order in Indore-2 constituency. I will fight against money and muscle power of the BJP candidate. I am quite hopeful to win the seat irrespective of victory margin of the BJP candidate. There is a rebel (in Chintu Choukey) in the Congress, but we will fight the might of BJP and win the seat.
-Mohan Sengar, Congress Candidate from Indore-2.
Development will be my election plank: Akash
My wanted me to contest from Indore 3 and a accepted it sportingly. There is no sense of talking to contest from Indore-2 or Mhow. My priority will be to develop the area and work for voters. I will set-up a fitness centers and skill development centers for youth. There is large number of traders in the constituency, I will work for them.
-Akash Vijayvargiya, BJP candidate from Indore-3
BJP’s ‘Ayodhya’ is a BJP bastion: Malini
Indore-4 constituency is BJP’s Ayodhya and it is an impregnable fort of the party. Development of the area is my top priority. I have conducted several development works here and it will help me retain the seat. Here Congress candidate is weak and can’t match my work.
-Malini Gaud, BJP Candidate from Indore-4
‘Price hike is my main agenda: Surjit
Despite multiple wins by the BJP candidate, I will convince my voters about what problem they are facing. People are badly hit by price hike and I will make it my election plank. I will win this seat by a margin of more than 15000 votes.
-Surjit Singh Chhadda, Congress candidate from Indore-4
I work for people for 365 days: Hardia
I used to work round the year for my voters and have good contact with them. So there is no problem for me. Satyanarayan Patel is my friend and he is a good human being also. But I will win the seat due to my live contact with the local voters. Mors importantly, there is no disputes in the party in this constituency.
-Mahendra Hardia, BJP candidate from Indore-5
Petrol price, unemployment major issues : Patel
There is no rebel issue in the Congress here. Pankaj Sanghavi is our party leader and we are family members of Congress. So we will solve the matter amicably. Petrol-price hike, unemployment and others are our major issues in this election. People belonging to various sections are unsatisfied with the government. I will win the seat with more than Rs 15000 votes.
-Satyanarayn Patel, Congress candidate from Indore-5
Voters know my development work at IDA: Madhu
There is no contest at all in Rau seat. The party will fight the election will solidarity. Former MLA Jitu Jirati and party leader Ravi Ravlia and thousands of workers and voters are with me. I will win with their support. There is no caste issue here. My Congress rival did not anything worthwhile here. We will chalk out development work of the area. Voters have seen my work culture during my tenure as chairman of the IDA.
-Madhu Verma, BJP candidate from Rau.