Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath tells that putting the state finances in order and attending to the agriculture sector would be his first priorities.
The BJP won only seven of the 34 seats in Gwalior-Chambal region, against 20 in 2013.
“We got really demoralised at that point. Hunne Socha Yeh Sab Kya Ho Raha Hai (We wondered what was happening),” a leader said.
Rahul Gandhi has very clearly demonstrated his leadership capability not just within the Congress party but also among the people of India, said Scindia.
An attitude of calling a spade a spade, astute political strategy skills, ability to take risks and loads of experience of handling tricky political situations are expected to help the Gandhi family loyalist bag the coveted prize of the post of Madhya Pradesh CM.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan went to every constituency almost twice during a four-month campaign.
Supporters of both Nath, the party’s state unit chief, and Scindia, the head of the party’s campaign committee in the state, indulged in competitive sloganeering outside the office.
Shivraj Chouhan and Kamal Nath said to have personally approached MLAs for support.
The Election Commission leads show Congress leading in 108 seats and the BJP on 110 in the 230-member assembly and the BSP leading on as many as five seats and Independents on two seats.
The mood at the BJP office in Bhopal was sombre until chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan arrived in the afternoon for a surprise 15 minute-long visit and dismissed Nath’s claim to his chair.
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