Congress' win in MP bypoll sparks power tussle; newly-elected Jhabua MLA Kantilal Bhuria becomes top contender for state party chief's post
Bhuria is also known for his proximity to Congress president Sonia Gandhi. This had ensured a ticket for him despite resistance from a section of the party.
Jhabua bye-election emerges as make-or-break situation for Congress, Kantilal Bhuria; win could reverse tribal leader's fortunes
There can't be a better opportunity than the Jhabua bye-election for the Congress to add another Assembly seat to its tally in Madhya Pradesh and for five-time MP Kantilal Bhuria to reverse his dwindling political fortunes
Lok Sabha election 2019 Phase 7: Indore, Mandsaur, Ratlam seats likely to pose crucial challenge for BJP and Congress in Madhya Pradesh
BJP has fielded its sitting MP Sudhir Gupta and Congress has given a ticket to former MP Meenakshi Natrajan, who had won in 2009 but lost in 2014 in Mandsaur.
Lok Sabha Election 2019: Rahul Gandhi, Karti Chidambaram, Digvijaya Singh, Shashi Tharoor among key Congress candidates
Congress veteran Sonia Gandhi has returned from her rumoured retirement to fight the election from the Gandhi family's traditional constituency of Rae Bareli.
While Kamal Nath might have been discomfited by Digvijaya Singh's increasing interference in the day-to-day functioning of his government, it is not too big a provocation to spoil a long association.
Madhya Pradesh bypolls: Jyotiraditya Scindia leads Congress charge as BJP risks ire of distressed farmers
The BJP strategically fielded Yashodhara Raje Scindia, a senior minister in Chouhan’s cabinet to steer the party campaign against her nephew Jyotiraditya Scindia, son of Congress stalwart leader late Madhavrao Scindia, who’s spearheading Congress campaign in this bypolls.
Although Chouhan has attributed the Maihar victory to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s development policy, his posters were missing throughout the campaign.
The Congress ended a 19-month victory drought in Madhya Pradesh by handing the BJP a humiliating defeat on Tuesday to wrest back the Ratlam-Jhabua Lok Sabha seat
State Congress chief Kantilal Bhuria had already put in his papers owning up the responsibility for the debacle.
In a setback for Madhya Pradesh Congress president Kantilal Bhuria, his niece and state Congress secretary Kalawati Bhuria today quit the party in protest against the granting of a poll ticket to the sitting MLA from Jhabua, Xavier Medha.
Vikrant had sought the party ticket from Thandla seat which is currently represented by Congress MLA Veer Singh Bhuria.
Chouhan also targeted Congress as the party of "Rajas and Maharajas" while positioning himself as a "farmer's son".
Madhya Pradesh Congress on Wednesday criticised Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh over the Maoist attack on Congress' Parivartan Yatra in Sukma district on Saturday, which left 27 people, including senior party leaders, dead.
With Madhya Pradesh slated to go for Assembly elections later this year, Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia appears to be the front-runner for the post of chief minister, if Congress emerges victorious.