Madhya Pradesh is on the brink of a political shift as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) gears up to announce its next Chief Minister (CM). The incumbent CM, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, intensifies his political outreach, setting the stage for the 2024 Lok Sabha election. Observers believe his focus on women-centric welfare schemes and the party's recent victory may be a strategic move to consolidate his leadership and fortify the party's position in the national elections.
Chouhan's Outreach and Emphasis on Women's Support
Shivraj Singh Chouhan, currently serving as the Chief Minister, has been active in the political arena, steering his attention towards the 2024 Lok Sabha election. His recent visit to the North Bhopal Assembly constituency has been taken as a signal to amplify the BJP's triumphs, largely attributing their victory to public trust in Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Chouhan has also been critical of the Congress party, attributing their past governance as a reason for their defeat.
BJP's Central Observers to Oversee CM Selection
The BJP has engaged central observers, including Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar, for the crucial task of overseeing the selection of the new CM. The selection process will unfurl at the legislature party meeting on Monday, where the party's newly elected MLAs will make the pivotal decision. The BJP emerged victorious with 163 seats in the recent Assembly polls, leaving the Congress trailing with 66 seats.
Potential Contenders for the CM Throne
With the BJP's victory in the Assembly polls, speculation has been rife about potential contenders for the CM position. Names in the fray include Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, and former Union Ministers Prahlad Singh Patel and Narendra Singh Tomar.
Regardless of the outcome, Chouhan's outreach and emphasis on women's support are seen as a strategic move to hold his leadership and bolster the party's position, paving the way for the national elections.