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BJP’s Crucial Meet On Thursday For Selection Of CMs In Hindi Heartland

The states including Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan witnessed saffron surge in the recently concluded Assembly Elections, touted as semi-finals by many before 2024 Lok Sabha Polls.

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BJP’s crucial meeting will take place on Thursday, amid suspense on the new chief ministers for hindi heartland.

The states including Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan witnessed saffron surge in the recently concluded Assembly Elections, touted as semi-finals by many before 2024 Lok Sabha Polls.

The BJP ousted Congress from power in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, while it ducked anti-incumbency to retain power in Madhya Pradesh.

These three states together send 65 MPs to the Lok Sabha, and the poll win is a booster to the BJP in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections scheduled next year.

Earlier in the day, 10 BJP MPs including two Union ministers who won assembly elections, resigned from the Lok Sabha. These 10 MPs tendered their resignations after calling on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief JP Nadda.

In Madhya Pradesh, the BJP swept the elections by winning 163 out of 230 seats. Amid speculations about the next chief minister, incumbent CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday said he was never a CM contender. 

The names of key BJP leaders including Union ministers Jyotiraditya Scindia, Narendra Singh Tomar and Prahlad Singh Patel as well as party's national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya are doing rounds for the top post.

The BJP ousted the Congress from power in Rajasthan, winning 115 out of 199 seats that went to polls. Following the victory, hectic parleys are being held in Jaipur and Delhi to decide the new chief minister.

Some of the prominent faces of the party, including two-time CM Vasundhara Raje; Diya Kumari, and Mahant Balak Nath and Rajyavarardhan Singh Rathore are among the top contenders.

Chhattisgarh, that witnessed a Congress sweep five years ago, witnessed a change of guard in this election. The BJP returned to power by winning 54 out of 90 seats, reducing the grand old party to 35.

Several names including Raman Singh, Arun Sao, OP Chaudhary and Gomti Sai among others are doing rounds for the top job.
 

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