After Shivraj Chouhan Cabinet Growth, Fissures Floor Inside BJP

Of the 22 Congress MLAs who joined the BJP, 14 have been inducted as ministers


The enlargement of Shivraj Singh ministry — where a chunk of berths has absent to the Jyotiraditya Scindia camp — has introduced out the initially fissures inside the BJP in Madhya Pradesh.  In advance of the day was out, supporters of a variety of ministry hopefuls held protests across the point out, demanding that their leaders be accommodated in the ministry, and veteran social gathering chief Uma Bharati wrote to the party’s condition president VD Sharma, declaring her suggestions have been totally disregarded.  

It was Mr Scindia’s defection from the Congress with 22 MLAs that introduced down the Congress government led by Kamal Nath and gave the BJP yet another shot at electricity.  But the newcomers’ need for reward — at the very least 11 cabinet berths — had not been taken to kindly by recognized leaders of the BJP. Even the Chief Minister designed it very clear that he was not satisfied to permit go of a chunk of his loyalist crew.

Uma Bharati, a former Chief Minister of the condition, has a different set of grievances. In her letter, which was also sent to the party’s organizational secretary Suhas Bhagat and Vinay Sahasrabudhe, the BJP parliamentarian in-cost of the point out device, she said the ministers’ list should be amended as it was did not give proper representation in terms of area or caste.

Ms Bhaarti needed the inclusion of MLAs from the Bundelkhand area and from her Lodhi OBC caste, which is a sizeable vote bank in Bundelkhand and Central Madhya Pradesh.

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The 33-member cupboard has 8 Thakurs, a few Brahmins, one Kayastha, just one Sikh, 4 ministers from Scheduled Tribes, 4 are from the Scheduled Castes.

Supporters of many ministry hopefuls, meanwhile, vented their anger on streets.

In Mandsaur, supporters of neighborhood BJP MLA Yashpal Singh Sisodiya sat on dharna, demanding that their leader be accommodated in the ministry.

Exclusion of Ramesh Mendola has been appeared upon as a political defeat for Kailash Vijayvargiya, who was regarded as a sturdy opponent of Jyotiraditya Scindia considering the fact that he was in the Congress. His supporters, as well, took to the streets.

In Dewas, the supporters of Gayatri Raje Pawar held protests.

Of the 22 Congress MLAs who joined the BJP, 14 have been inducted as ministers. Of them, 10 are cabinet ministers and four are ministers of state. The strength of the cabinet being 34, practically 41 for every cent of the ministers are previous Congressmen and 59 for every cent are from the BJP.

Of the 34 ministers in the point out, 14 are from the Congress, 11 of them are loyalists of Jyotiraditya Scindia. All 14 are not MLAs — probably a to start with in the history of the point out.

The hand of the Central leadership has been very seen in the growth, with the Chief Minister failing to carry his point about inducting most of his team.

Mr Chouhan designed his feelings distinct on Wednesday, expressing “Manthan se toh amrit hello nikalta hai, vish toh Shiv pee jaatein hain (churning only yields nectar, the poison is drunk by Shiv)” in an arch reference to his name.

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