In a significant turn of events just before the Madhya Pradesh Assembly Elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has faced a major setback as key leaders make their exit. Pramod Tandon, a prominent leader from Indore known for his close association with Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, has resigned from both his primary membership and his role as a state executive member of the party. This move follows his alliance with the BJP after Scindia’s defection from the Congress in February 2020.
Key BJP Leaders Resign Ahead of Madhya Pradesh Assembly Elections
Expressing his discontent with the BJP, Tandon cited the alleged arrogance and dictatorial tendencies within the party as the reasons for his resignation. Another notable BJP leader, Dinesh Malhar, has also left the party and is expected to join the Congress in a formal ceremony facilitated by party leader Kamal Nath. This development has created a challenging situation for the BJP, particularly in Indore, where the party has lost two influential leaders.
A Blow to BJP in Madhya Pradesh
This wave of defections isn’t isolated, as more BJP leaders who were prominent before the upcoming assembly elections are switching their allegiance to the Congress. Many of them are known supporters of Jyotiraditya Scindia and current sitting MLAs. With the assembly elections approaching, the political landscape in Madhya Pradesh is undergoing significant shifts. The elections will see the election of MLAs for all 230 assembly constituencies, setting the stage for a closely watched electoral battle.