The BJP’s Second List Of 39 Candidates For The Madhya Pradesh Elections Includes 3 Union Ministers
The BJP releases a second list for the elections in Madhya Pradesh. (Representational)
Narendra Singh Tomar, Prahlad Singh Patel, and Faggan Singh Kulaste are three Union Ministers who have made it onto the BJP’s second list of candidates for the Madhya Pradesh elections. Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to a sizable crowd of BJP members in Bhopal, the fresh list was made public.
Narendra Singh Tomar, the minister of agriculture, was elected from the Dimani seat, while Faggan Singh Kulaste, the minister of state for rural development and steel, was elected from the Niwas seat. Prahlad Patel is the minister of state for food processing industries and jal shakti.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s name as chief minister has not yet been announced by the party.
The list also includes Kailash Vijayvargiya, national general secretary of the BJP. He’ll run from the Indore-1 seat. His involvement has eliminated the chance that his son Akash will receive a ticket. Apparently, Akash’s 2019 incident in which he used a cricket bat to attack a representative of the Indore civic council has angered the central leadership.
The second list also includes three party members who will run for office in the districts of Gadarwara, Sidhi, and Satna, respectively: Uday Pratap Singh, Riti Pathak, and Ganesh Singh.
The BJP may select Union Ministers and MPs in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, both of which are controlled by the Congress, using the same methodology.
Sources claim that G Kishan Reddy, a minister for the Union, could also run for Telangana’s assembly.
On the BJP’s initial list for Madhya Pradesh, 39 names were also included.
Madhya Pradesh is one among five states that will hold elections later this year, along with Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Telangana, and Mizoram. The BJP only oversees one of these states.
With senior leader Kamal Nath acting as chief minister, the Congress established the administration after winning the most recent assembly election in 2018. However, after joining the BJP alongside 22 other MLAs, Jyotiraditya Scindia, the then-leader of the Congress, overthrew the government in 2020.