MP Congress flouts Rahul Gandhi’s no tickets to para-droppers formula

BHOPAL: With the last date of nomination filing scheduled for Friday, Congress birthday party launched two lists of applicants inside a span of 17 hours.

The fourth checklist of 29 applicants got here at the same time as the rustic was once immersed in Diwali celebrations on Wednesday overdue night time and fifth checklist of 17 applicants was once launched on Thursday afternoon. A large number of churning and brain-storming went behind those two lists consisting of seats where the birthday party presently does not have its legislators.

These are seats the Congress has not most effective lost in 2013 however many are constituencies where it has been repeatedly confronted defeat for 3 phrases since 2003. The largest wonder within the lists was once inclusion of leader minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s brother-in-law Sanjay Singh Masani as BJP candidate from Wadaseoni in Balaghat district and previous PWD minister Sartaj Singh from Hoshangabad.

When AICC president Rahul Gandhi addressed a staff’ meet right here in Bhopal in September, he introduced that no para-dropper from different events would get tickets. However, Congress turns out to have flouted this rule by way of fielding BJP turn-coats Sanjay Sharma from Tendukhera in an previous checklist and now Masani and Sartaj Singh.

A video went viral on Thursday appearing Masani interesting to electorate within the constituency with tears in his eyes. Sanjay Masani joined the Congress previous this week and on Thursday he was once noticed soliciting for votes whilst crying profusely, "I am here with respect for the elderly and women. I have sacrificed my home and family because this society must survive. I no longer have any possession other than you."

Another shocker confronted BJP on Thursday when former PWD minister Sartaj Singh, who was once dropped from the Shivraj Singh Chouhan cupboard on June 30, 2016 was once introduced Congress candidate from Hoshangabad seat in opposition to Speaker Sitasharan Sharma.

A single look at the lists ascertain that birthday party has focused primarily on caste equations. In Damoh, represented by way of six-times legislator and finance minister Jayant Malaiyya, the Congress has fielded a district panchayat member Rahul Singh Lodhi making an allowance for the 35,000-odd Lodhi votes within the constituency.

Malaiyya -- a Jain, won the seat in 1990 by way of a margin of over 26,836 votes which over the years has diminished to 4,953 votes in 2013. In 2008, Malaiyya escaped defeat by way of a paper-thin margin of simply 171 votes. Congress is hoping that give a boost to from primary Lodhi caste will cut-into BJP vote-bank. In Hatta scheduled caste reserved seat, Congress has given its candidature to a Harishankar Choudhary, son of former MLA Gopaldas Choudhary.


Harishankar lost the last meeting elections from the same seat in opposition to BJP’s Umadevi Khatik by way of a margin of 2,852 votes. State Congress leaders reasoned that the seat has a big Jatav caste vote and Harishankar Choudhary lost by way of a slender margin. He remains still the Congress’ perfect wager within the seat going by way of caste equation and last election effects.


Congress fielded a lesser recognized Pradyumn Singh Lodhi from Bada Malhara in Chhattarpur district. This was once the seat of former leader minister Uma Bharti in 2003 and has an enormous Lodhi voter inhabitants. Bharti additionally hails from this robust agrarian OBC neighborhood. The BJP has modified the seat of minister of state Lalita Yadav from Chhattarpur where she is facing stiff anti-incumbency in opposition to her. Lalita Yadav belongs to the Gaur OBC neighborhood whilst Congress’ candidate regardless that lesser recognized is a Lodhi.


On Wednesday and Thursday, Congress additionally modified applicants for 3 meeting seats. It modified candidature of Ashok Tyagi from Sironj seat and fielded Digvijaya Singh loyalist Massarrat Shahid who lost elections from the same seat in 2003 by way of a margin of greater than 11,300 votes. Ashok Tyagi has been modified as local Congress staff complained that he's too with reference to the BJP-RSS combine. But Congress staff don't seem to be happy with Massarrat Shahid either. They claimed giving this former Mahila Congress president candidature approach a “walk-over” to the BJP.


Party additionally got rid of Hamid Kazi from Burhanpur and nominated Ravindra Mahajan from there. Kazi has been convicted by way of the courtroom in a prison case, state Congress place of business mentioned. Congress additionally replaced Rambhajan Saket with former minister of the Digvijaya Singh government Bansmani Verma from Devsar meeting seat.
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