BJP eyes Congress’ only Lok Sabha seat Chhindwara
   Date :17-Feb-2024

BJP eyes Congress 
By Bhavana ‘Aparajita’
Enthusiast Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) claimed that in Lok Sabha elections, it is going to win 29 out of 29 seats. Importantly, Chhindwara seat. The only seat won by Congress party in last elections rest of the seats (28) clinched by the BJP. BJP’s stalwarts from Union Minister Amit Shah to Kailash Vijayvargiya have intensified their tours to the Chhindwara. How challenging the battle of Chhindwara could be in upcoming Lok Sabha election can be understood with the fact that Kamal Nath held the seat for nine consecutive terms. This seat is a stronghold for Kamal Nath since he became an MP in 1980. The senior Congress leader had lost the Chhindwara seat once in a by-election in 1997 to the BJP, however, regained it a year later. In 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Nakul Nath won this seat.
Amid the rumours are going around whether Kamal Nath or his son Nakul Nath may join BJP, the latter (lone MP from Congress in the State) has declared that he is going to contest upcoming elections from the Chhindwara seat in Madhya Pradesh, and not his father. This comes even before the grand old party could make an official announcement regarding the list of candidates for the upcoming general elections. (people are waiting for another declaration-’ From which party”). On Friday, Nakul Nath, accompanied by his father, addressed a function at their home turf ensured that despite being BJP government at the state, development of the region will not be affected. He exhorted workers to be ready to work for upcoming Lok Sabha elections (But question still hovering in people’s mind from which party he will contest elections.)
On other side addressing a press conference in State capital, BJP State President V D Sharma replying to query about senior Congress leader Kamal Nath’s entry in to BJP, he said “BJP welcomes all those who have regret to decline invitation of Shri Ram temple consecration ceremony in Ayodhya. We welcome all those who thinks they can work under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.” Overall, battle for Chhindwara in upcoming General elections going to be tough as around 50 sarpanchs from the said constituency had recently switched to the BJP.