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BJP high command seeks report on MP ‘rebellion’

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Published : Jul 26, 2019, 2:10 am IST
Updated : Jul 26, 2019, 2:10 am IST

Senior BJP leaders of the state on Thursday went into huddle to take stock of the situation.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan (Photo: PTI)
 Shivraj Singh Chouhan (Photo: PTI)

Bhopal: A day after ruling Congress dealt a jolt to BJP by wooing two saffron legislators to cross vote to support a bill put to division in the Assembly here, BJP high command on Thursday sought a report from the state party leadership on Wednesday’s development.

Senior BJP leaders of the state on Thursday went into huddle to take stock of the situation. State party president Rakesh Singh also convened an emergency meeting of BJP legislators in the wake of Wednesday’s development in which two BJP MLAs, Narayan Tripathy and Sharad Kol ‘cross voted’ to support a bill put to division.

The Central leadership of BJP was also believed to have summoned former chief minister and BJP national vice-president Shivraj Singh Chouhan as well as organisation secretary of state party Suhash Bhagat in the wake of the development.

Senior BJP leaders of MP such as Mr Chouhan, Mr Bhagat, state party president Rakesh Singh, BJP legislature party leader Gopal Bhargav and former minister Narottam Mishra met here to review the situation the wake of state law minister P C Sharma claiming that four more BJP legislators were in touch with the chief minister Kamal Nath to cross the fence.

Mr Sharma however refused to reveal the identities of the four BJP MLAs who apparently sought to quit their party. Later, briefing the reporters, Mr Bhargav ruled out possibility of any BJP MLA joining Congress, saying that “There is no factionalism in BJP in MP.  We will prove it at appropriate time”.

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