Three BJP chief ministers are becoming victims of internal strife. Surprisingly, even UP CM Yogi Adityanath has not been able to escape from its heat. On the other hand, the discussion of Mukul Roy and Rajib Banerjee back home in Bengal has given more height to the discussions of the bitterness within the BJP.
- In the BJP ruled states, there has been a sudden uproar within the party.
- From UP, MP, Karnataka to P. Disappointing news is coming for BJP till Bengal
- UP CM Yogi Adityanath is being told to fight with the central leadership.
- In MP and Karnataka also voices are being raised from within the party and the government.
- p. There are reports of leaders from TMC in Bengal exploring the possibility of returning home.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is getting the title of Party with Difference (Political Party other than normal). The level of discipline in the party touched new heights under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the then party president and current Union Home Minister Amit Shah. But, the recent news coming from BJP ruled states is telling a different story. Be it Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath or Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan or Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa- all these Chief Ministers of BJP have been hit by a series of news stories discrediting their image.
There, p. After not getting the desired results of the Bengal assembly elections, all kinds of speculations have started about veteran regional leaders leaving the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and turning to BJP. The discussion about Mukul Rai and Rajib Banerjee has reached to such an extent that both are considering returning home. After all, why is it that in a particular time period, there have been reports of so much upheaval within the BJP, that too suddenly?
Big debate broke out in UP about Yogi
First of all, about Uttar Pradesh. After the BJP’s central leadership did not congratulate on the birthday of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on June 5, the speculation market heated up that Yogi’s style was not only for Modi-Shah, but also for a section of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Not liking it. It is being said that BJP is contemplating to sideline Yogi in the 2022 assembly elections, but it is facing a crisis of huge upheaval. Yogi’s strong Hindutva image has made him a compulsion of BJP to one extent and on the other hand it is directly challenging Prime Minister Modi. On the other hand, the claims of growing resentment towards Yogi among the party’s MLAs are also gaining momentum.
In December 2019 itself, 200 MLAs of the party staged a sit-in in the assembly. Then a large group of MLAs became vocal under the leadership of Nand Kishore Gurjar, MLA from Loni in Ghaziabad. Even now many MLAs are quite unhappy with the ways of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Some are trying to surround their own government by raising the issue of discrimination against Brahmins and ignoring the rights of legislators on the functioning of the police-administration. Many of the angry MLAs are openly giving statements in the media, while some have resorted to social media, while some others are making air against the Yogi government even though they are not coming forward. Such leaders include Gorakhpur Sadar MLA Dr. Radha Mohan Das, Sultanpur MLA Devmani Dwivedi, Sitapur city MLA Rakesh Rathore, Gopamau MLA Shyam Prakash etc.
‘Mama’ in MP angry with Shivraj on his own
Now let’s talk about Madhya Pradesh. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was surrounded within the party regarding the management of the second wave of Corona. Seeing the relief from the fresh wave, when the Shivraj government announced the process of unlocking on the odd-even formula, the BJP MLAs raised questions. Party MLA from Maihar in Satna district Narayan Tripathi even wrote a letter to the CM in protest against the unlock policy. Even state BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya asked a tough question to the government.
In late April, the limit was reached when Shrestha Joshi, former state minister of BJP’s student organization Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), openly opened a front against the chief minister through a Facebook post. He had demanded the Governor to remove Shivraj Singh Chouhan from the post of Chief Minister. However, the recent round of meetings in the state capital Bhopal also heated up the market of speculations.
Two factions face to face in Karnataka BJP
The BS Yediyurappa government of Karnataka is also not able to get rid of internal strife. There the discussion became heated till the removal of Yeddyurappa from the post of Chief Minister. However, 65 MLAs supporting him opened a front against the opponents. He wrote a letter demanding action against such MLAs who are causing trouble to the government through their activities.
In fact, the resentment against Yeddyurappa within the party comes to the fore every now and then. At the root of the latest controversy is a meeting held last year over fund allocation. In the internal meeting on fund allocation for the assembly constituencies, only some BJP MLAs had opened the front against the CM. Then the Chief Minister came under the target of his MLAs regarding the expansion of the cabinet. In recent days, there was a dispute on the issue of reservation for Panchamshali Lingayats and then the CM came under the target of his ministers and MLAs regarding Kovid management.
BJP in a state of heavy upheaval in Bengal too
When the BJP, which wanted to form the government in West Bengal, did not get the expected success in the elections, it also affected the veterans who switched from the ruling TMC to it. There are frequent reports that Mukul Roy, who laid the foundation of the split in TMC, is considering ghar wapsi. The name of Rajib Banerjee is also being associated with him. It goes so far as to say that there are more than 50 such names who are looking for a chance to turn to TMC again after the BJP is unable to come to power.
A total of 34 TMC MLAs had joined the BJP before the assembly elections this time. Of these, 13 were again fielded in the election fray. However, amid the discussion of Mukul Roy’s return home, his wife’s health deteriorated, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee reached the hospital where he had a conversation with Mukul Roy. Then Prime Minister Narendra Modi also called Roy and inquired about his wife’s health. Whether or not big leaders like Mukul and Rajib should return home, but it is believed that a large group of leaders from TMC are definitely engaged in its efforts.