35 districts ignored to accommodate new faces

15-01-2021

  •  5 districts got preference in VD Sharma’s team  

Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal-BJP state president VD Sharma announced his much-awaited regional team on Wednesday. In this 28-member team, efforts have been made to give place to young Turks and new faces. It has become clear that the BJP high command is now preparing to hand over the reins of the party to the new generation, but the way many districts have been neglected in this team. There may not be any dissatisfaction in the coming days, but the workers can definitely feel frustrated.

Looking at the 28-member team for Madhya Pradesh comprising 52 districts, Sharma has given party command to 12 vice presidents, 12 state secretaries and 4 other officials in the state unit. But it is believed that by giving preference to 17 districts which is only one-third of the total 52 districts of Madhya Pradesh, Sharma may have offended party workers of the districts he chose to ignore. It is believed that the workers of many districts may feel neglected. In the same way 5 districts have been obligated by giving more than two posts. This does not send good messages among party workers.

In the executive announced on Wednesday, where 4 officials each have been appointed from Bhopal, Jabalpur districts, 3 each from Sagar, Ujjain and 2 from Bhind have been included. As many as 16 leaders of these 5 districts have been given significant responsibility. However, an attempt has been made to strike region-wise balance.

The leaders of Jabalpur, Sagar from Bundelkhand, Bhind from Gwalior Chambal and Indore, Ujjain from Malwanchal have been preferred. Sharma may have represented 17 districts in his team, but this would have made 35 districts feel neglected, whereas he could have adjusted 28 districts in his team.

Bhopal's neighbouring districts Raisen, Vidisha, Betul and Chhindwara have been sidelined. Due to this, the resentment of the workers in these areas can be seen. While two MPs have been included in this team, the 3 MLAs and two former chairpersons of the Commission have been included which includes Raghavendra Sharma and Ms Lata Wankhede. The responsibility has again been given to Lokendra Parasar as the state media in-charge. Among the spokespersons, Rajneesh Agarwal and Rahul Kothari have also been Sharma's favourites. While Sharma could not find any alternative to Lokendra Parasar.

Sharma has also announced the names of the state presidents of the Morcha organizations along with the party, for this, Smt. Maya Narolia of Hoshangabad has been made the state president of Mahila Morcha, while Darshan Singh Chaudhary from the same district has been appointed as Kisan Morcha's state chief. BJP state president BD Sharma has neglected Betul district, which is considered to be the stronghold of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. From here, the former MP and the current treasurer has been replaced by a chartered accountant of Jabalpur.

Veterans sidelined

VD Sharma has tried to equip his team with young leaders, for this, he has played the main role in the BJP organization for 25 -30 years, like veterans Vinod Gotia, Brijesh Lunavat, Rajendra Singh, Satyendra Bhushan, Ajay Pratap Singh, Deepak Vijayvargiya Leaders have been shown the way out.

Scindia disappointed

Jyotiraditya Scindia's supporters have been disappointed in the state BJP's new executive committee of 35 members announced on Wednesday and the list of 5 general secretaries announced earlier. Madan Kushwaha of Gwalior has been made the state secretary. Taking a close look at the members of the executive, it is clear that the those close to VD Sharma and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan have been preferred in the organization.

Lokendra, Jirati and Bharat Singh retain posts

In the new executive committee of the BJP, media in-charge Lokendra Parashar as well as Backward Class Front president Bharat Singh Kushwaha and Jeetu Jirati have been given an opportunity to work for the party again. While the discussion was going on for the last several days that Raghavendra Sharma, who was the chairman of the Children's Commission, could be made the media in-charge, but he has been given the important responsibility of office secretary.

One more opportunity remains

There is another opportunity for the BJP leaders to play a role as a functionary in the organizational activities of the BJP. State President Sharma has kept all the posts of spokesperson, panelist and executive member in his team still vacant. It is believed that these appointments can be done in the coming days to satisfy the disgruntled leaders, adjust the regional and caste equations as well as to accommodate the supporters of some senior party leaders.