BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and state president Nandkumar Singh Chauhan locked horns on Wednesday over issues relating to the party and the government.
During his visit to Bhopal, Vijayvargiya disapproved Chauhan’s decision to suspend Mirchandani from the party’s primary membership. Mirchandani, who is close to Vijayvargiya, had criticized the party and the government on his Facebook page for rewarding those who are not committed to the party ideology.
Mirchandani, who was the party spokesperson in Chauhan’s previous team, couldn’t find a place in his new team announced recently.
Vijayavargiya himself stoked a controversy on Saturday last. “We had promised Metro project to the citizens of Indore. But looking at speed of the state government, it seems we are set to get bullock cart,” he tweeted. Later, Vijayavargiya deleted the tweet and posted another tweet blaming bureaucrats for the delay.
At his bungalow, Vijayvargiya told the media that he stuck to his ground that it was officials who put hurdles in the way of the project. But, he asserted, he spoke in context of the Metro project alone and not about entire governance in Madhya Pradesh.
“It’s true that a tweet was posted by the person who handles my Twitter account but I asked the person to delete the tweet,” the BJP leader said.
He said when he was the state minister, it appeared that the work would start in 2018 but even land acquisition has not taken place. ‘It seems work won’t start even till 2028.”
To a media question on Mirchandani, Vijayvargiya said the action like this (suspension from primary membership) should not have happened. “I’ll talk to Nandkumar.”
Meanwhile, Nandkumar Singh Chauhan chose to disagree with Vijayvargiya on his tweets in response to media queries in Panchmarhi.
“Party isse ittefaq nahi rakhti (state BJP doesn’t agree with Vijayvargiya’s tweet). Jab se woh Dilli gaye hain Madhya Pradesh ke baare main kam soch rahe hain (Vijayvargiya thinks less of MP ever since he left for Delhi),” he said.