Bhopal: A BJP MLA in Madhya Pradesh has accused that his own party members used the entire government machinery for their own benefit in the civic polls concluded on Wednesday.
The allegations are likely to be a setback for the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government, which returned to power two years ago after the Congress government in the state led by Kamala Nath collapsed due to the exit of Jyotiraditya Scindia and his aides.
“I’m not against the BJP, but what is happening, actually pains me,” said Narayan Tripathi, a four-time MLA from Maihar (Satna). I have been touring this area (Maihar), where every official from the rank of Patwari to the top has been seen campaigning for a particular party. The officials are working to garner votes for the BJP.
I am a BJP MLA, but I feel anguished and disturbed when I see such occurrences. In this country today, a government can be brought down in 2 minutes. This is happening in local body polls too. This should not happen.
Reacting to Mr Tripathi’s allegations, senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh said, “There is someone in the BJP who dared to speak the truth.” Congratulations and thank you, Narayan Tripathi ji. “You have exposed the pain of thousands of contestants.” “Democracy has been throttled openly by the presiding officers.”
Mr Tripathi, a seasoned campaigner, won from Maihar in 2003 as a candidate of the Samajwadi Party, as the Congress candidate in 2013, as a BJP candidate in the 2016 by-polls and again on a BJP ticket in 2018.
Mr Tripathi can join any party. In 2023, assembly polls in the state will take place. Which party will give a ticket to Tripathi in the 2023 polls? BJP, Congress, or another party.