Nand Kishore Sai is an important tribal leader and his defection to Congress shocks the BJP
A former BJP minister in MP may join Congress on May 6
Bhopal/Raipur: After Karnataka, may BJP leaders are set to defect to the Congress in Madhya Pradesh.
The politics in MP has heated up after a former Member of Parliament from Chhattisgarh of undivided Madhya Pradesh, Nand Kumar Sai, joined the Congress on Monday.
Sai is in important tribal leader of the BJP. His defection to the Congress has shocked the party.
Immediately after Sai defected to the Congress, former minister of Madhya Pradesh Deepak Joshi indicated that he might join the opposition camp.
Deepak Joshi, the son of former chief minister Kailash Joshi who was one of founder members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), said he would join the Congress on May 6.
He said that all options were open to him and that the party was neglecting him.
Deepak said his father had worked for the party throughout his life, but there was no memorial in his name.
According to him, former chief minister Kamal Nath allotted a piece of land at Bagli for constructing a memorial in the name of his father, but three years have passed since the government took over the reins of power, but the proposed memorial was not built.
Although his father had been an MP from Bhopal, nothing was built in his name, Deepak said.
Deepak further said his supporters were being harassed in Dewas, and a kiosk run by a BJP worker was demolished.
He said that he had spoken to the Chief Minister about it, but no action was taken.
According to Deepak, he has given evidence of a fraud of Rs 17.5 crore in PM’s housing scheme, but the government has not taken any action.
If Joshi leaves the BJP six months before the election, it will be a big shock to the party. The Joshis are very influential in Hatpipliya and Khategaon.