Madhya Pradesh Elections: BJP in election mode with ‘Laadli Bahna’ scheme, 5 yatras and big projects

By Priyanka Tiwari July 24, 2023 6:55 PM IST

New Delhi. In Madhya Pradesh, the BJP seems to have turned the tide in its favor with the ‘Mukhyamantri Ladli Bahna Yojana’. The party will launch a campaign of 5 yatras across the state from September to cut a record number of MLA tickets to elect new faces. Major projects will also be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Madhya Pradesh. Both Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP President JP Nadda will be in Bhopal this week for the review.

A top party leader told News18 that the party seemed to be in some trouble till a month ago, but this June with the implementation of the ‘Laadli Bahna Yojana’, the atmosphere has turned towards the BJP and Kamal Nath’s promise of giving Rs 1,500 per month to women has evaporated. Under the scheme, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has transferred two monthly payments of Rs 1,000 each to 1.25 crore women in the state. He has promised to gradually increase the amount to Rs 3,000.

BJP is getting response from the ground level
The BJP leader said that the government may increase the amount for women to Rs 1,500 per month by next month, which is Kamal Nath’s promise. State BJP president VD Sharma told News18 that after the party got a ‘positive response’ from the grassroots level, money has started getting deposited in the bank accounts of women. After this, BJP workers are being asked to take the message of the scheme to every house.

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BJP can give tickets to new faces
However, Congress state president Kamal Nath told News18 last week that this was the ‘last desperate step’ by a BJP CM in the last 16 years. In view of the anti-incumbency wave at the local level against its MLAs, the BJP is also preparing to cut tickets of a record number of MLAs and field new faces.

Ladli Behna Yojana

‘Ladli Bahna Yojana’ has been widely publicized in Madhya Pradesh. (Photo- News18)

5 trips, Tomar’s appointment
The BJP is planning five major yatras from September across the state under the leadership of CM Chouhan, VD Sharma and Union ministers Jyotiraditya Scindia and Narendra Singh Tomar. In fact, Tomar’s recent appointment as the head of the campaign committee has been another “positive development” as he has close ties with the party cadre who see him as an experienced and credible leader. A senior BJP leader said, “The CM has good chemistry with Tomar as well… The earlier differences in the party unit due to the ‘old vs new leadership issue’ have reduced with Tomar’s appointment.”

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Plan to get Bhumi Pujan of Sant Ravidas temple done by PM Modi
BJP has a plan that PM Modi should do Bhumi Pujan of Sant Ravidas temple. This temple is going to be built in Sagar district with 100 crore rupees. This is being seen as a big reach for the SC community. BJP is starting a campaign from July 25, under which soil will be brought from all the villages of the state and water will be brought from 350 rivers across the country for the construction of the temple. The chief minister had announced the project in February; There is a large SC community in MP.

Ben-Ketwa River Interlocking Project
Another major project that is planned to be inaugurated by PM Modi in a big way is the Ben-Ketwa River Interlocking Project for which one lakh people are expected to carry water back home with Jal Kalash. The BJP believes that the project will boost its electoral fortunes in Bundelkhand as it will irrigate 9 lakh hectares of land and provide drinking water to over 60 lakh people.

work on metro projects is progressing fast
The government is also working fast on metro projects in Bhopal and Indore, for which it is insisting on trial runs of trains ahead of the state assembly elections in November-December. The Chief Minister is on ‘Vikas Parv Yatra’ till August 14 to inaugurate or lay the foundation stone of various development projects worth Rs 2 lakh crore.

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