New Delhi: In Madhya Pradesh, interesting competition can be seen in the Lok Sabha elections. In the Bhopal seat, two former Chief Ministers, namely Digvijay Singh of Congress and Shivraj Singh of BJP can face face-to-face. Congress has officially announced Digvijay Singh’s name. At the same time, BJP may decide on this soon. Among these speculations, Shivraj Singh Chauhan and Madhya Pradesh BJP President Rakesh Singh reached New Delhi by a special plane.
On being appointed Digvijay Singh from Bhopal, yesterday Shivraj Singh Chauhan had said that BJP will contest 29 out of 29 seats in the state and we will win all the seats including Bhopal. There is no challenge before the BJP. Shivraj Chauhan called Digvijay Singh a divided return.
Digvijay Singh’s first choice was Rajgarh Lok Sabha seat. But after the advice of Chief Minister Kamal Nath, he was given the seat of Bhopal, considered hard for Congress. This seat has been occupying BJP for nearly three decades. Since 1989, BJP’s Sushil Chandra Verma has represented here on three. After that, Uma Bharti won from here in 1999 but after resigning as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, she resigned. At present, Ashok Sanjhar is MP from Bhopal.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, BJP won 27 out of 29 seats. Then there was power of BJP in the state. However, in the last year’s assembly elections, the BJP had to face defeat. The Congress has 114 and BJP occupied 109 seats. In such a situation, a tough fight can be seen in Madhya Pradesh in Lok Sabha elections. In Madhya Pradesh, votes will be cast in four phases.
First phase, April 29- Sidhi, Shahdol, Jabalpur, Mandla, Balaghat, Chhindwara.
Second phase, May 6- Tikamgarh, Damoh, Khajuraho, Satna, Rewa, Hoshangabad, Betul.
Third phase, May 12 – Murray, Bhind, Gwalior, Guna, Sagar, Vidisha, Bhopal, Rajgarh.
Fourth phase, May 19 – Dewas, Ujjain, Mandsaur, Ratlam, Dhar, Indore, Khargone, Khandwa.