New Delhi: Ahead of next year’s assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, the state’s top BJP leaders, including Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, are likely to meet the party’s central leadership on Thursday. BJP chief JP Nadda and national general secretary (organisation) BL Santosh will meet party leaders from Madhya Pradesh in the national capital and discuss the party’s preparedness for the November-December 2023 assembly elections and other organizational issues.
The meeting has been called after Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s recent visit to Bhopal.
“The meeting will discuss the functioning of the Chouhan government and review the election preparations. RSS leaders from the state are also likely to attend the meeting,” sources said.
The major issues that are likely to be discussed include assembly elections next year, strengthening the organization and better coordination between the government and the organisation.
“Cabinet expansion and some appointments of heads of certain corporations and boards are also likely to be discussed,” a party insider said.
State BJP in-charge AP Muralidhar Rao, State President VD Sharma, National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra and other leaders are likely to attend the meeting.
Barring 15 months, the saffron party has been in power in the state since 2003.
In March 2020, Shivraj Singh Chouhan again took oath as the Chief Minister after the fall of the Congress government led by Kamal Nath.
In preparation for next year’s assembly elections, the state BJP has already launched several schemes to reach out to voters and it will intensify in the days to come.
first published:April 28, 2022, 3:07 p.m.