The BJP leaders in Madhya Pradesh, already upset over ministry berths, are brazenly voicing their discontent over the delay portfolio allocation within the state cupboard. Today, Ajay Vishnoi former minister and senior BJP legislator from Patan –a seat in Jabalpur district — tweeted a warning. The tweet triggered a political controversy within the state amid a rising notion throughout the ranks that Chief Minster Shivraj Singh’s agency grip on the social gathering and the federal government is slipping.
Questioned by journalists at present concerning the delay in portfolio allocation at present, the Chief Minister mentioned: “All the departments come under the CM and since I’m the CM, I’m also minister of all departments. The government is functioning properly. The cabinet meeting is slated for Thursday, everything will be worked out by then.”
But Mr Vishnoi made it clear that the delay will not be sitting nicely with the leaders of the social gathering.
“First it was about number of ministers and now the distribution of portfolios. I fear that if BJP workers get upset with such insult of our leaders. It would be a big loss,” the tweet from the four-time MLA learn.
Mr Vishnoi — who was additionally among the many frontrunners for ministerial berths — wrote to the Chief Minister after not being included within the second cupboard enlargement on July 2, urging him to maintain cost of Jabalpur and Rewa districts with him.
Both districts have zero illustration within the council of ministers.
Congress’s Rajya Sabha member Vivek Tankha, who additionally belongs to Jabalpur, responded to Mr Vishnoi’s tweet.
“First the Congress had to suffer the damage, now it’s certainly BJP’s turn. You’re completely correct Ajay Bhai,” Mr Tankha tweeted.
Among the leaders of the ruling social gathering, the tweet is being interpreted as a deliberate try to focus on that the Chief Minister was not allowed to decide on his ministry colleagues.
The BJP’s Central management is seen to have sided with Jyotiraditya Scindia, whose defection from the Congress with 22 MLAs led to the collapse of the Kamal Nath authorities and helped the social gathering come to energy within the state.
Of the 22 Congress MLAs who joined the BJP, 14 have been inducted as ministers. Of them, 10 are cupboard ministers and 4 are ministers of state. The BJP has 20 ministers.
During his assembly with the Central leaders in Delhi earlier this month, the Chief Minister was seen as failing to make his level. His strategies for the ministry was closely edited, with shut associates like Rampal Singh, Rajendra Shukla, Paras Jain, Gauri Shankar Bisen being not noted
In the primary enlargement of his cupboard, his arch-critic Kamal Patel was inducted as a cupboard minister and awarded Agriculture division, in what social gathering insiders now see as an indication of his loosening grip.