“Who is Sanjay Singh Masani? What is the news in his joining the Congress?” national BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya told mediapersons on Saturday. He was referring to MP chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s brother-in-law joining the Congress. Responding to a query, Vijayvargiya said that a person’s relative had the right to join any party. Sanjay Singh Masani, the brother of Chouhan’s wife Sadhna Singh, joined Congress party on Saturday.
Responding to a query, he said Congress party president Rahul Gandhi is a “key-operated horse” that runs on the inputs given by his advisers. He was reacting to Gandhi’s temple visits during campaigning in Madhya Pradesh where voting will take place on November 28.
The ongoing poll campaign has seen Congress projecting Gandhi as a ‘Shiv bhakt’ with the party chief offering prayers at several temples, including Mahakaleshwar jyotirling temple in Ujjain. “Rahul is the prince of Congress who acts according to his advisers. So, the Congress president bows before an idol and wears janeu (sacred thread worn by Hindus) as told by his advisers. He is like a key-operated horse that runs on inputs (keying),” Vijayvargiya said.
Felt suffocated in Cong, says Guddu who joined BJP
Congress party member Yunus Patel Guddu who belongs to Nayata Patel community joined BJP on Saturday. Guddu along with his supporters received membership from city BJP president Gopalkrishna Nema. Guddu said he felt suffocated in Congress. “Present day Congress is a party of Rajas and Maharajas and they are humiliating trustworthy workers like us,” he remarked. He said he is joining party due to policies launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Two nominations filed on the second day
On the second day of filing the nomination papers on Saturday, 2 candidates signed on the dotted lines. Candidates who filed the nomination included Ramchandra Das, son of Bhagwan Das (Independent) and son of Shankarlal (Independent) both from Mhow. Total 4 candidates have filed nominations so far. As per schedule prescribed by the Election Commission of India, the last date for filing nomination papers is November 9. According to the scheduled programme, no nomination will be filed on November 4 and 7.
‘State’s condition had worsened under Cong’
Sitting MP and former national president of BJYM Anurag Thakur held a press conference held At BJP office.
He told the media that the Congress had made Madhya Pradesh a worse state, but BJP with the help of public developed the state in the last 15 years.
On questioning about Congress CM candidate, he said, ”BJP is contesting election under the leadership of Shivraj Singh Chauhan. But Congress has failed to do so.”
ECI team to visit city on November 13
Senior officers of the Election Commission of India (ECI) will pay a visit to the city on November 13. They will hold a review meeting with senior district administration officials and also oversee poll preparations. District returning officers of 18 districts of Indore, Ujjain and Narmadapuram (Hoshangabad) divisions will attend the meeting.
All 3 divisional commissioners, IGs and SPs will also attend the meeting.