The national BJP president Amit Shah is all set to take on Chattisgarh Election and determined to make the party win for its fourth term. Reports suggest that BJP is targeting to win 65 seats out of 90 in the upcoming elections. The party had won 49 seats in the last assembly election in 2103. The party is going to bring in as many as 43 new faces as the party’s candidates in the upcoming elections. It has also decided to rank the ministers and MLA of the current government on a four-point grade. The MLAs who get a ‘B’ grade might not get a chance to contest the election this time. According to reports, 28 MLAs out of 49 have received ‘A’ and ‘B’ grades and the rest of them have received ‘C’ and ‘D’ grades.
It is the first time that the party has taken such a tough call. The step is taken to ensure that the anti-incumbent forces do not get a chance to oust BJP because of their inefficient MLAs, who has been ruling Chattisgarh since 15 years. It has been decided in a meeting of BJP officials that as many as 21 MLAs who are found to be weak will not be given tickets to the next election. It might also deny tickets to three more MLAs if approved by the BJP central leadership.
While the BJP is contesting the election on its own, Congress who was planning to contest election with BSP, had to face a big jolt last week as Mayawati went on to form an alliance with Ajit Jogi’s Jata Congress. This can divide the vote share of Congress. Jogi has already announced the name of 30 candidates from his party in June. He also has a vote bank amongst Dalits, Muslims, and Christians in more than a dozen of constituencies and now that he has the support of Mayawati, thigs could get difficult for Congress as well as BJP.