‘Abki baar, 200 paar’: BJP sets ambitious target for 2023 Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls

Bhopal: Buoyed by the party’s resounding victory in Gujarat, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Madhya Pradesh has come up with the slogan ‘Abki Baar, 200 Paar’ for next year’s assembly elections, setting an ambitious target of winning more than 200 seats out of 230. Has gone – Member House. The saffron party, which has been in power in Madhya Pradesh for nearly 20 years, aims to garner 51 per cent votes in the elections due by the end of 2023.

State BJP chief VD Sharma told reporters after coming out of the party’s executive committee meeting in Katni district on Saturday, “The party has set a target of securing 51 per cent vote share and winning more than 200 seats in the Madhya Pradesh assembly elections next year.” Still working.” of the state.

“Abki baar, 200 paar” (this election, more than 200 seats), he said, adding that the party had secured 53 per cent votes in Gujarat and rewritten history in that state with a massive victory.

In the elections held on 1 and 5 December in Gujarat, the BJP won 156 out of 182 seats, breaking the Congress’ 1985 record in that state – when Madhavsinh Solanki had won 149 seats.

In the meeting, where MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and other leaders were present, the party resolved to win more than 200 seats.

After 15 years in power, the BJP had lost the 2018 assembly elections in MP, paving the way for the Congress to form a government led by Kamal Nath with the help of elected Independents, Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party MLAs. , However, rebellion by about two dozen Congress MLAs loyal to Jyotiraditya Scindia, who are now in the BJP, led to the fall of the Nath government in March 2020.

The BJP later formed its government under the leadership of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.