MP BJP unit still undecided about outgoing Indore mayor’s future
The Madhya Pradesh BJP leadership is undecided about the fate of outgoing mayor Krishna Murari Moghe who has spent a major part of his 40-year-long political career by working for the party rather than contesting elections.indore Updated: Feb 06, 2015 22:13 IST
The state BJP leadership is undecided about the fate of outgoing mayor Krishna Murari Moghe who has spent a major part of his 40-year-long political career by working for the party rather than contesting elections.
Moghe, who is in his early 60s, has been leading a quiet existence ever since the municipal elections were announced last month.
He made a few, brief appearances in election rallies, standing next to chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Party sources said the future role of Moghe, who has held several senior positions in the state BJP unit and was also the in-charge of party affairs in Himachal Pradesh, remained undecided.
"He has just been relieved of the mayoral charge," state BJP president Nand Kumar Singh Chuahan said while denying the immediate possibility of giving any post to Moghe in the organisation.
There is no word about Moghe from the central leadership either as it is too busy with the upcoming Delhi assembly elections.
A former MP from neighbouring Khargone parliamentary constituency, Moghe doesn’t seem interested in electoral politics.
When asked whether he would contest elections in future, he said: "I don’t think so. I never asked for any post in the party but accepted whatever was decided for me."
Though he was never a popular politician, Moghe's leadership qualities, clean image and proximity to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) earned him respect from the BJP's rank and file.
State BJP chief Nandkumar Singh Chauhan summed up the existing scenario best when he said: "He (Moghe) is our senior leader. Whether he holds any post or not, we will always need his guidance."
First Published: Feb 06, 2015 19:25 IST