MP Election 2023: BJP’s Strategy for Madhya Pradesh Elections, New Faces and Potential Upsets

Madhya Pradesh, September 30, 2023 – The BJP in Madhya Pradesh is leaving no stone unturned to maintain its grip on power. The party has introduced fresh faces among the candidates, and this trend is expected to continue. Additionally, internal surveys have raised concerns about the status of some incumbent legislators, putting their tickets at risk based on caste and local dynamics.

Notable among the newcomers who may get a chance are K.P. Tripathi (Semaria), Ramlallu Vaishya (Singrauli), Mahesh Rai (Bina), Rajesh Kumar Prajapati (Chandla), Dr. Sitasharan Sharma (Hoshangabad), Rajshree Rudra Pratap Singh (Shamshabad), Umakant Sharma (Sironj), Vikram Singh (Ramapur Baghelan), Prahlad Lodhi (Pawai), Sharad Kol (Byohari), Rakesh Giri (Tikamgarh), Anil Jain (Niwari), Dinesh Rai Munmun (Seoni), Surendra Patwa (Bhojpur), Hari Singh Sapre (Kurwai), Raghunath Malviya (Asta), Rajvardhan Singh (Narsinghgadh), and Nina Varma from Jobat.

In the coming days, these established names could make way for fresh candidates. Rakesh Giri (Tikamgarh), Anil Jain (Niwari), Dinesh Rai Munmun (Seoni), Surendra Patwa (Bhojpur), Hari Singh Sapre (Kurwai), Raghunath Malviya (Asta), Rajvardhan Singh (Narsinghgadh), and Dhar are facing potential threats to their tickets. Additionally, incumbent legislator Sulochana Rawat from Jobat is unwell, making way for a new face.

Moreover, there are speculations about the inclusion of the State BJP President, Vishnu Dutt Sharma, in the electoral arena. He is currently a Member of Parliament from the Khajuraho constituency. It is worth noting that the party has already fielded seven Members of Parliament, including three Union Ministers, as candidates in the assembly elections. According to party sources, Vishnu Dutt Sharma may contest from either Bhopal South-West or any seat in the Panna district. The BJP is expected to release its fourth list of candidates soon.

The party seems to be adopting a cautious approach, taking into consideration caste equations, incumbency factor, and the possibility of anti-incumbency in certain constituencies. As the elections draw closer, the political landscape in Madhya Pradesh is becoming increasingly dynamic, with new and old faces vying for a place in the state legislature.

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