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Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan wrote to Sonia Gandhi after Punjab CM Amarinder Singh sent a letter to PM Modi, urging him not to allow GI tag for MP basmati.
Only two days ago, Chouhan’s cabinet colleague Arvind Singh Bhadoria had tested positive for Covid-19. The two had travelled together to Lucknow this week.
After 11 days of intense squabbling, loyalists of Jyotiraditya Scindia have bagged key departments such as revenue, health and energy. Read the full list here.
At the root of the problem is the Scindia faction, which helped topple the previous Congress government in Madhya Pradesh, seeking plum ministries.
BJP leader Uma Bharti questioned the Madhya Pradesh govt over how Dubey reached Ujjain, among others. A BJP leader says this doesn’t reflect well.
Jyotiraditya Scindia had been accused of grabbing land in 2014, but days after joining BJP in March, case against him was closed for ‘lack of evidence’.
12 newly inducted Scindia loyalists want high-profile portfolios like home, revenue and transport, bringing them in conflict with BJP old guard backed by CM Chouhan.
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Modi and Shah undermining Shivraj Chouhan doesn’t necessarily make Scindia the BJP’s alternative face in MP. Being a dynast also hurts his chances.
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