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BJP to highlight Uma neglect

THE BJP?s election affairs in-charge in Bada Malehra assembly constituency, Arvind Bhadoria, on Tuesday said that besides development being ensured by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, want of development during Uma Bharati?s tenure as the chief minister and her brother Swami Prasad Lodhi?s term as the MLA would also be a major issue during the ensuing by-poll in the constituency.

india Updated: Sep 06, 2006 02:36 IST

THE BJP’s election affairs in-charge in Bada Malehra assembly constituency, Arvind Bhadoria, on Tuesday said that besides development being ensured by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, want of development during Uma Bharati’s tenure as the chief minister and her brother Swami Prasad Lodhi’s term as the MLA would also be a major issue during the ensuing by-poll in the constituency.

Talking to the Hindustan Times, Bhadoria, who happened to be the party affairs in-charge for Budhni assembly by-poll also, said the BJP would raise the issue of lack of development in the area during the five-year term of Uma Bharati’s brother Swami Prasad Lodhi, who represented the constituency in the State Assembly, and Uma Bharati’s nine-month tenure as the CM. The party would highlight the development carried out in the constituency during Chouhan’s tenure, he added.

He said Bada Malehra town did not have any degree college in so many decades after Independence. The CM during his visit yesterday not only announced opening of the college but even implemented the announcement then and there by getting started the college in a rented accommodation. Today was the second day of the admission process at the college.

In reply to a question, Bhadoria said the Election Commission had deferred the Budhni by-poll not because of complaints against the BJP only but against the other parties too.

Nonetheless, the party would see to it that only those leaders went to Bada Malehra and only such resources were used for electioneering that were most required.

He said Bada Malehra was definitely a big challenge for him. But given the mood of people he had gauged during his visit to 52 places in the constituency so far he was confident that BJP would have comfortable victory over its rivals, he added.  He said the CM’s public meeting at Bada Malehra was historic in Chhatarpur.

People of the constituency wanted to see overall development in the constituency in the remaining two and half years term of the government, he added.

Talking of the candidature Bhadoria said he told people everywhere that the party’s candidate had already been declared. The candidate was the party’s symbol — Lotus. However, the party would select the candidate with a clean image, he added.