Madhya Pradesh by-elections: CM Shivraj claims that most Congress MLAs want to join BJP

PTI, Bhopal

Published by: Kuldeep Singh |
Wednesday, 27 October 2021 Updated to 12:55 AM IST

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Chief Minister Chauhan, while addressing an election rally, also said that Congress leader and former Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot wanted to leave the party. Congress MLA Sachin Birla from Barwa in Khargon district joined the BJP on Sunday.

Shivraj Singh Chauhan
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Addressing an election rally as part of the upcoming by-election campaign in Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday said that most Congress MLAs wanted to join the ruling BJP party in the state but were prevented from doing so.

Chief Minister Chauhan, while addressing an election rally, also said that Congress leader and former Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot wanted to leave the party. Congress MLA Sachin Birla from Barwa in Khargon district joined the BJP on Sunday.

Kamal Nath became the 27th Congress MLA to join the BJP since the fall of the government in March 2020, paving the way for the Saffron Party to come to power in the state, where the last assembly elections were held in late 2018 and Chauhan became chief. Minister ..

There are internal strife in Congress. I heard that Sachin Pilot is coming here for the election campaign. However he acknowledged that their numbers were not enough to defeat Congress in the Lok Sabha.

Chauhan, who was present at the event, said, “When Sachin joined Birla (BJP), I asked him to think carefully (before converting) and back off, but Birla said he was there (in Congress).

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Addressing an election rally as part of the upcoming by-election campaign in Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday said that most Congress MLAs wanted to join the ruling BJP party in the state but were prevented from doing so.

Chief Minister Chauhan, while addressing an election rally, also said that Congress leader and former Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot wanted to leave the party. Congress MLA Sachin Birla from Barwa in Khargon district joined the BJP on Sunday.

Kamal Nath became the 27th Congress MLA to join the BJP since the fall of the government in March 2020, paving the way for the Saffron Party to come to power in the state, where the last assembly elections were held in late 2018 and Chauhan became chief. Minister ..

There are internal strife in Congress. I heard that Sachin Pilot is coming here for the election campaign. Chauhan Khandwa, however, said he also wanted to leave the Congress, referring to a rally in Kilodh within the Lok Sabha seat, where by-elections will be held on October 30 along with three assembly constituencies.

Chauhan, who was present at the event, said, “When Sachin joined Birla (BJP), I asked him (before converting) to think carefully and back off, but Birla said he was there (in Congress) and insisted on doing what he did and joining the (ruling party).

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