After the Congress has declared former chief minister and senior party leader Digvijay Singh will be its candidate from Madhya Pradesh’s capital city Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency, the BJP leadership is said to be alerted. As this constituency is known as a fortress for BJP and it has been winning here since over three decades, now the party felt it will be a challenge to them to retain their hold over the constituency.
As Digvijay Singh is also know for his political maneuvers and a strong critic of Hindutva politics, it will be a prestigious one for the BJP to defeat him at any cost. It seems that the BJP now finds itself in a huddle ahead of deciding the candidate from Bhopal.
In this regard, sources said that the BJP is considering to field a political heavyweight from the Bhopal constituency to take on Digvijay Singh. Being the three-time Chief Minister, the BJP leadership is thinking that Shivraj Singh Chouhan will be a fitting candidate to be fielded here. As he was dislodged only a few months ago as chief minister, still he is having good popularity among people. Moreover, BJP’s Sadhavi Pragya Thakur has also shown interest in fighting the election against Singh.