Neemuch (Madhya Pradesh): After Congress, opposition to Anirudh Maroo has started in BJP here in Manasa assembly of Neemuch district. Many senior leaders are holding meetings with party workers.
After the meeting, the leaders alleged corruption and goon activities prevalent in the Manasa area for the last five years, yet the party made this person, who has no manners, a candidate.
The BJP leaders expressed their disappointment and concern over the selection process, questioning why a candidate with such a background was chosen to represent the party.
They emphasised the need for a thorough investigation into the allegations of corruption and goon activities to restore the party's reputation in the Manasa assembly.
Notably, BJP decided to contest sitting MLA Anirudh Maroo from Manasa against Congress candidate Narendra Nahata. Like Maru, Congress candidate Nahata also facing protests from his party workers. During the meeting, party workers and senior leaders demanded BJP change its candidate.
Party leaders decided that they are going to hold a meeting on October 26 in Kukdeshwar in which it will be decided that if the organisation does not change the ticket from Manasa, then an independent candidate will be fielded.
Former MLA Kailash Chawla said that the BJP released the list of candidates on Saturday, in which the candidate declared from Manasa is completely against public opinion.
During the last five years of the MLA tenure of the concerned candidate, terror and corruption were rampant in the entire area and no stone was left unturned to harass the common man.
The situation is that the official candidate of BJP neither has the decency to talk to anyone nor the understanding of the organization, he alleged. Chawla said that only a point programme is going on in Manasa, abuse and get your work done by creating pressure.
Accusing Maru, Chawla said that all the police stations are tied, there is corruption in the tehsil and work is being done to collect money from everywhere.
When Free Press contacted, Chawla said, “The party has given ticket to the wrong person and to attract the attention of the party, we will organise a workers' conference in Kukadeshwar on October 26 and further action will be taken after the decision taken there.”