Amit Shah to unveil Madhya Pradesh govt’s report card and address BJP’s strategy meeting. Focus on Gwalior’s political landscape and upcoming elections.
Release of Government’s Report Card and Party Meeting
Union Home Minister Amit Shah is set to unveil the Madhya Pradesh government’s performance report and participate in the BJP’s working committee meeting in Gwalior. The event holds significance in the political landscape, especially within the context of the upcoming elections.
Report Card Release
Shah will kickstart his visit by unveiling the report card of the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government in Bhopal on August 20. This assessment will showcase the government’s achievements and initiatives during its tenure.
BJP’s Strategic Meeting
Following the report card release, Shah will travel to Gwalior to chair and address the BJP’s working committee meeting. The gathering is expected to bring together party MLAs, MPs, district leaders, and general secretaries. Approximately 1,500 office-bearers will convene to formulate the party’s comprehensive strategy for the upcoming polls.
Focusing on Gwalior
With a keen interest in Gwalior, the historic seat of the Scindias, the BJP aims to bolster its presence in the region. This ambition comes after the party’s defeat in the Gwalior mayoral elections to the Congress, ending a 57-year winning streak.
Aiming for Strong Performance
The BJP’s focus on Gwalior and the Chambal region is evident, especially after the Congress secured victory in 26 out of 34 seats during the 2018 assembly polls. The entry of Jyotiraditya Scindia into the BJP led to notable changes in the region’s political dynamics.
Scindia’s shift to the BJP prompted significant changes, leading to the Congress winning only 7 out of 19 seats in the subsequent bypolls in Gwalior and Chambal in November 2020. Despite these shifts, the BJP remains cautious, particularly following the setback in last year’s Gwalior mayoral elections.
This event marks Shah’s second visit to the state in three weeks. His previous visit involved addressing booth-level workers in Indore district. The upcoming meeting serves as the final gathering of the state working committee before the impending elections due by the year-end.