Madhya Pradesh – A “Probability” Meet And A Ignored Appointment: Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s “Masterstroke”

A 'Chance' Meet And A Missed Appointment: Shivraj Chouhan's 'Masterstroke'

The BJP used the day’s occasions to assault the Congress.


Two prime profile conferences – a “probability” assembly between the present Madhya Pradesh leader minister and his predecessor and a much-anticipated assembly with some other former CM that did not materialise – ruled headlines within the state nowadays. The schedule for the conferences used to be to talk about farmers suffering from dual irrigation initiatives, however political pundits felt Leader Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has performed a ‘masterstroke’ on his rival birthday celebration.

Whilst the CM cancelled the appointment with ex-CM Digvijaya Singh, he had a protracted chat with some other ex-CM Kamal Nath on the state hanger in Bhopal. 

Former CM and provide Rajya Sabha member Mr Singh then sat on a dharna close to the CM’s place of dwelling over the cancellation of Friday’s appointment and sought a contemporary appointment from the CM in writing.

Flanked by way of farmers from Guna, Rajgarh, Vidisha and Bhopal districts, Digvijay Singh instructed NDTV that he were inquiring for the CM’s place of work for a month and a part to talk about the problem bearing on the farmers whose land will come underneath the submergence zone of 2 upcoming irrigation initiatives. “I used to be in any case given an appointment by way of the CM’s place of work for the assembly scheduled at 11:15 am on Friday, however hours sooner than the scheduled assembly, I used to be knowledgeable that the CM would not meet me on Friday. Is that this what a former CM and provide Rajya Sabha member merits from the prevailing CM,” he mentioned.


Digvijay Singh on the protest, surrounded by way of farmers.

1000’s of farmers will probably be suffering from the Tem and Suthalia irrigation initiatives. Loads of acres of land will come underneath the submergence space of the 2 initiatives and several other villages could be utterly or partly submerged. The affected farmers have now not won ok reimbursement. They’re opposing the reimbursement package deal being introduced to them in opposition to their land.

Appearing a map of his land, Shankar Dayaram of Lateri mentioned, “See my land at quantity 77, the entirety round it’s underneath submergence however now not mine? Others have were given reimbursement; I’ve now not won the rest”.

Balram from Bairagarh alleges that he’s being pressured to promote his land for as little as 2 lakhs consistent with bigha. Hari Singh mentioned, “The survey used to be now not executed, I’ve were given no advantages – neither any area underneath PM Awas nor bogs…if the government take my land, the place will I’m going?” 

Mohar Singh of Raghunathpura mentioned, “Our complete village will probably be submerged. We would like that the federal government will have to pay 60 lakh consistent with hectare as reimbursement”.

The CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan used to be on option to Dewas to wait a BJP match, whilst ex-CM and provide Chief of Opposition Kamal Nath had simply landed in Bhopal after a go back and forth to his meeting constituency Chhindwara after they met unintentionally on the state hanger, now not in short, however reportedly for round 20 mins. 

After the assembly, Kamal Nath arrived on the protest web page. Whilst speaking to the media, he mentioned, “The CM instructed me that he had no drawback in assembly with Digvijaya Singh, however nonetheless why is he staging a dharna? But if I met Digvijaya Singh right here nowadays, he instructed me that he used to be searching for time from the CM for a month and a part, and the time for the assembly used to be mounted nowadays”. On the other hand, Kamal Nath used to be visibly aggravated when the media repeated the questions at the “probability assembly”.


Kamal Nath with Digvijay Singh on the protest.

The BJP then used the day’s occasions to assault the Congress, calling the birthday celebration a “divided area”.

House Minister Dr Narottam Mishra known as Digvijaya Singh’s protest “aadibaazi (extortion)”. Taking part in Digvijaya’s video message, Mr Mishra pointed to his competitive tone and puzzled if that used to be the language of a Rajya Sabha member searching for an appointment. Mr Mishra also known as it “political hypocrisy”.

Cupboard Minister Vishwas Sarang mentioned that that is the results of factionalism in Congress. “Digvijay Singh pulls such stunts to stay himself within the information. The Leader Minister has met Kamal Nath, the principle factor is that Digvijay Singh talks on this tone simply to stick within the information. Even Kamal Nath himself isn’t giving him time to fulfill”.

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