Chh’garh Polls: Lack of appropriate options hampering prospects

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Raipur: Lack of appropriate options for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as well as principal opposition Congress is hampering prospects in the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly elections 2018. Despite threat of anti incumbency factor, the BJP high command gave tickets to nearly 25 sitting Legislators including several ministers against whom unrest is brewing among people following their raw deal during their tenure as people’s representatives. Apart from them, the 20 candidates who had unsuccessfully contested last elections too have been put into fray once again which further created resentment among party rank and file who too have been aspiring for the opportunity. While few of them have openly revolted against the decision of party high command, several others have opted to take backstage in the electioneering for the upcoming polls. Entire scenario has resulted in a big headache for the top leaders in the next few days.
There had been almost open revolt against the Home Minister Ramsewak Paikra from the Pratappur constituency whereas the scenario had been more of less same in Baikunthpur as the Minister for Sports & Youth Welfare Bhaiylal Rajwade but the think tank decided to field them once again as there exists no appropriate options with the party. Minister for Tribal Welfare Kedar Kashyap too was reluctant to contest from Narayanpur constituency but had to accept the decision of party despite the fact of facing huge anti incumbency in the region. Several Legislators too were on tenterhooks in the run-up to the ticket but with no suitable options in the region they were lucky enough to get another opportunity. Similar was the scenario is several region where the party had once again reposed faith on former MLAs like Chandrashekhar Sahu from Abhanpur, Nande Sahu from Raipur Rural, Rajni Tripathi from Bhatgaon, Lata Usendi from Kondagaon, Devlal Dugga from Bhanupratappur who had unsuccessfully contested the elections but had failed to re-enter the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly.
Even the party workers are surprised with several unpopular faces being given opportunity to contest the November elections.
Scenario is more or less similar in the principal opposition Congress which too has fielded seven sitting Legislators from Bastar in the first list of candidates whereas several more old horses would once again be given the party ticket. Congmen too have been wondering over the prospects in the upcoming Legislative Assembly [email protected]
Raipur, Oct 22: Lack of appropriate options for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as well as principal opposition Congress is hampering prospects in the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly elections 2018. Despite threat of anti incumbency factor, the BJP high command gave tickets to nearly 25 sitting Legislators including several ministers against whom unrest is brewing among people following their raw deal during their tenure as people’s representatives. Apart from them, the 20 candidates who had unsuccessfully contested last elections too have been put into fray once again which further created resentment among party rank and file who too have been aspiring for the opportunity. While few of them have openly revolted against the decision of party high command, several others have opted to take backstage in the electioneering for the upcoming polls. Entire scenario has resulted in a big headache for the top leaders in the next few days.
There had been almost open revolt against the Home Minister Ramsewak Paikra from the Pratappur constituency whereas the scenario had been more of less same in Baikunthpur as the Minister for Sports & Youth Welfare Bhaiylal Rajwade but the think tank decided to field them once again as there exists no appropriate options with the party. Minister for Tribal Welfare Kedar Kashyap too was reluctant to contest from Narayanpur constituency but had to accept the decision of party despite the fact of facing huge anti incumbency in the region. Several Legislators too were on tenterhooks in the run-up to the ticket but with no suitable options in the region they were lucky enough to get another opportunity. Similar was the scenario is several region where the party had once again reposed faith on former MLAs like Chandrashekhar Sahu from Abhanpur, Nande Sahu from Raipur Rural, Rajni Tripathi from Bhatgaon, Lata Usendi from Kondagaon, Devlal Dugga from Bhanupratappur who had unsuccessfully contested the elections but had failed to re-enter the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly.
Even the party workers are surprised with several unpopular faces being given opportunity to contest the November elections.
Scenario is more or less similar in the principal opposition Congress which too has fielded seven sitting Legislators from Bastar in the first list of candidates whereas several more old horses would once again be given the party ticket. Congmen too have been wondering over the prospects in the upcoming Legislative Assembly elections.

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