National General Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Kailash Vijayvargiya on October 25, took a jibe at the Congress party over replacing the candidates in four assembly constituencies in Madhya Pradesh saying ‘saudebaazi’ is happening daily in the Congress.
The Congress party on Wednesday issued a revised list in which the candidates for four assembly constituencies have been replaced which include Sumawali seat in Morena district, Pipariya (Scheduled Caste) seat in Narmadapuram district, Badnagar seat in Ujjain district and Jaora seat in Ratlam district.
“In Congress, ‘saudebaazi’ is happening daily. In tickets (for upcoming elections), they are doing ‘saudebaazi’. They are also afraid of who can lose the election and who can win, that’s why they are changing the ticket. Overall there is instability in Congress and Congress people are saying that within the party there is corruption,” Vijayvargiya said.
Earlier, National Spokesperson of Congress party Surendra Rajput has reacted over replacement of the candidates on four assembly constituencies saying they heard the voice of party workers and people, so replaced the candidates.
Rajput said, “It is a sign of living democracy. Democracy is alive in the Congress party. It is not like the Bharatiya Janata Party, once the ticket is announced, it is final. We listen to the conscience of the party workers and our tickets are not sold. If our tickets had been sold like the BJP, we would not have had the courage to change our tickets. We heard the voices of the workers and the people of the area, so we changed four tickets.”
Based on the voice of the people in the said constituencies, the party has changed the tickets with the support of the present candidate, he added.
Notably, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on October 25, took potshots at the Congress and indicated at the fault lines within the Congress ranks.
Slamming the grand old party, Chouhan said that the Congress has become ‘Ticket Badal Congress’ from ‘Kapda Phaad Congress’.
Chouhan’s remarks were in context to the recent candidate change done by the Congress for different seats in Madhya Pradesh and Kamal Nath’s ‘tear Digvijaya’s clothes’ comment, respectively.
Slamming the Congress, Shivraj Singh said “When there was a political tussle related to tickets and people reached Kamal Nath, he said that if you have to tear clothes, then you should tear the clothes of Digvijaya Singh and Jaivardhan Singh, so then it became the Kapda Phaad Congress.”
“After that, Congress has become ‘Ticket Badal Congress’. In many places, candidates given tickets have been replaced. Congress’s condition is weird now. Let’s see what happens in the future”, he added.
Madhya Pradesh is scheduled to undergo polls on November 17 and the counting of votes will take place on December 3.
(With inputs from ANI)