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Alok Sanjar gets district BJP reins

ALOK SANJAR was on Friday declared Bhopal district president of the BJP. His name was decided after discussions with Mandal presidents and general secretaries of Bhopal, district office-bearers and district presidents of six frontal organisations of the party. Besides, members of district election management committee were also consulted.

india Updated: Oct 22, 2006 21:04 IST

ALOK SANJAR was on Friday declared Bhopal district president of the BJP.  His name was decided after discussions with Mandal presidents and general secretaries of Bhopal, district office-bearers and district presidents of six frontal organisations of the party. Besides, members of district election management committee were also consulted.

But four of them - Kailash Joshi, Babulal Gaur, Umashankar Gupta and Arvind Bhadoriya did not turn up and were consulted over phone. 

State joint organisation secretary Arvind Menon and district election officer Gurucharan Singh, an MLA from Vidisha asked each of the 44 persons with voting rights about their preference for the post. Each of them was asked to give two names in order of preference. Contenders for the post included Rameshwar Sharma, Madanlal Ranjhi and Om Yadav, besides Alok Sanjar, who was the front-runner for the post.

Sanjar, a known loyalist of senior BJP leader and local MP Kailash Joshi also enjoy support of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and State organisation general secretary Kaptan Singh Solanki and the outgoing district chief Surendra Nath Singh.

Rameshwar Sharma did not have much support from the top leadership, while Om Yadav and Madanlal Ranjhi’s names had come from Babulal Gaur-Umashankar Gupta camp.

The meeting of district election management committee was postponed on Thursday after Gaur insisted that Madanlal Ranjhi and Ramdayal Prajapati should also be consulted on whether they were ready to accept the responsibility.

It was then decided to formally consult all the voters before deciding the district president. According to sources, several partymen loyal to Gaur-Gupta group also preferred Sanjar to Rameshwar Sharma.