MP: Why is BJP chief JP Nadda's Madhya Pradesh visit crucial?

MP: Why is BJP chief JP Nadda's Madhya Pradesh visit crucial?

The BJP has won several state elections under his leadership

Khushboo BattaUpdated: Monday, April 24, 2023, 05:54 PM IST
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Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): BJP national president JP Nadda arrived in Bhopal on Sunday.

Notably, this is the third time in two months when a top BJP leader visited Madhya Pradesh. On March 25, Home Minister Amit Shah was in Chhindwara-- Kamal Nath's fort and the only seat BJP lost in 2019 Lok Sabha Elections from MP. On February 24, Shah visited Satna.

Now, the question is: Is Nadda’s visit just a simple one or there is more behind it?

Lawyer and politician Nadda took charge of the party's reins in January 2020 and needless to mention, since then the BJP has won several state elections.

It is worth noting, that BJP toppled the Congress government with the help of Jyotiraditya Scindia in March 2020-- just two months after Nadda joined as BJP's national president.

As state is due for assembly elections later this year, Nadda can be seen playing an important role in chalking out the strategy to ace the upcoming polls.

During his Bhopal visit, he addressed the Booth Presidents' Convention at Lal Parade ground. BJP's state president VD Sharma and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan were also present on the occasion.

Nadda urged the booth presidents to reach voters with facts and statistics of Madhya Pradesh's development during BJP tenure. His emphasis on 'facts and stats' basically aims to inform the public-- especially the rural masses, about what all has government done for them in an attempt to woo voters ahead of elections.

Notably, BJP recently concluded its 10-day Booth Vistarak Abhiyan 2.0, which aimed to increase party's reach at rural and sub-urban level.

Nadda--who is responsible for taking major party decisions across verticals ranging from booth-level to top brass, headed a core-committee meeting in BJP's state office in Bhopal on Sunday evening. CM Chouhan, along with other top BJP ministers were present in the meet. And key topics like ticket allocation, campaigning strategy and manifesto for polls were discussed.

As per Nadda's instructions the members of the party’s core committee will be given the charge of the assembly seats. The joint trips of the party leaders are beginning soon.

In Nadda's presence, it was decided that the BJP is likely to distribute responsibility for seats on the pattern of what it did in Gujarat. The ministers will be deployed in those seats where the party is weak.

It was decided that BJP’s co-organisational secretary Shivprakash will remain in the state till the assembly election. Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia will be given the charge of the Gwalior-Chambal region, and Kailash Vijayvargiya will get the Malwa-Nimad area. He will be especially deployed in the state.

It's clear Nadda will play an active role in laying down BJP's Madhya Pradesh poll strategy-- to win 200 seats in a 230-seat assembly, as the party's top leader claims.

Shah attended Tribal's convention last month

On February 24, Home Minister Amit Shah also visited MP, where he visited Mahihar temple and inaugurated a medical college building. And most importantly, Shah participated in Kol tribe's convention held in Satna-- in an attempt to woo the Tribals population ahead of the upcoming Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections.

It is clear from these visits that BJP wants to win majority in the heart of India, unlike 2018 assembly elections.

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