Shivraj Singh Chouhan to visit Delhi on August 4, appointments in PSUs on cards

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Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's visit holds significance in view of the recent exercise being done in BJP to accommodate senior leaders in the PSUs and state organisation. (File photo)

BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will visit New Delhi to attend BJP's Parliamentary Board meeting on August 4. Chouhan's visit holds significance in view of the recent exercise being done in BJP to accommodate senior leaders, including some of the trusted aides of union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, in the public sector units (PSUs) and the state organisation.
Sources said a final list of probables has been prepared by the party and is likely to be released soon after the approval of the national leadership.
During his stay, the chief minister is likely to call on BJP national president Jagat Prakash Nadda, sources said. The party has also organised a meeting of senior leaders on the day to plan strategy on decisions by the central government and national issues. BJP state chief Vishnu Dutt Sharma is also visiting the national capital the same day where discussions on appointing party's old guards to minister-rank posts and organisational positions are likely to be held, said sources.
Chouhan had on July 31 called on union home minister Amit Shah in New Delhi and discussed political matters apart from law and order issues related to the state. The two leaders are believed to have discussed preparations for the upcoming by-polls in the state, assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh in 2022 and Madhya Pradesh in 2023 besides Lok Sabha elections in 2024.
The state BJP has collected feedback on probable candidates for the upcoming by-polls in Khandwa Lok Sabha seat and three assembly constituencies namely, Raigaon, Prithvipur and Jobat. The party is also in process of preparing panels of three names for each constituency to finalise the candidates.
Earlier, on Sunday, Chouhan held a marathon meeting with the party top leaders of the state including Sharma, general secretary (organisation) Suhas Bhagat and joint general secretary Hitanand. It is believed that the party has reached consensus over names to be adjusted in boards and corporations. Four prominent leaders from Scindia camp namely, Imarti Devi, Giriraj Dandotia, Aidal Singh Kansana and Munnalal Goyal are likely to be accommodated in prominent PSUs. Some senior BJP leaders who were denied tickets and posts in the state working committee were also likely to be adjusted in the organisation and PSUs, sources said.
Ahead of the parliamentary board meeting, the BJP has also called a meeting of the parliamentary party to plan a strategy to expose the opposition parties for not coming to meetings or letting Parliament conduct any business in either of the Houses. The BJP is going to adopt a similar strategy against the opposition in saffron ruled states. During the meetings, union ministers and members of Parliament from Madhya Pradesh will also be present.


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