BJP workers cry before Uma Bharti
Former MLA and one of the claimants for BJP ticket from Bhojpur, Ram Kishan Chauhan burst into tears while complaining to Bharti about fielding former Chief Minister Sunderlal Patwa?s nephew Surendra.Updated: Nov 14, 2003 19:57 IST
Agitated BJP workers yesterday thronged the party’s state headquarters to vent spleen against ticket distribution. A couple of them even cried before the BJP’s chief ministerial candidate Uma Bharti while airing their grievance.
Former MLA and one of the claimants for BJP ticket from Bhojpur, Ram Kishan Chauhan burst into tears while complaining to Bharti about fielding former Chief Minister Sunderlal Patwa’s nephew Surendra.
It was only for Bhojpur seat that the state election committee or the central election committee did not have any say in deciding the conte-stant. Requesting Uma to reconsider the decision on Bhojpur seat, Chouhan said Surendra was not even a voter of the constituency. Meanwhile, sitting MLA Natresh Patel too was spotted in the office premises narrating his woes to anyone who cared to listen.
He met Bharti, Kailash Vijayvargiya and Kaptan Singh Solanki. Party workers from Khargone came in to protest against fielding of Babulal Mahajan. They demanded that Rai Singh Rathore should be fielded from the seat. Harish Chandra, Rathore’s supporter, too started crying before Bharti while protesting candidature of Mahajan. Similar was the case with Maheshwar seat. A large delegation including even Muslim workers like Mohammad Ishaq Mansuri and Abdul Rafique, said former MLA Jagdish Rokde should be given ticket instead of Bhupen Arya.
They said Rokde had lost by a margin of just 277 votes to Vijaylaxmi Sadho. They recalled that in the first counting, Rokde had won by 273 votes and that Sadho was declared as winner in the recounting.
First Published: Nov 14, 2003 19:57 IST