Babulal Gaur digs his heels on Govindpura seat, says he would contest; overrides Alok Sharma’s claims

The search of a safe assembly seat for Bhopal Mayor Alok Sharma has not only run into rough weather but has also landed him to lock horns with BJP veteran and ten times MLA and former chief minister Babulal Gaur.

-Team Absolute|Bhopal

The search of a safe assembly seat for Bhopal Mayor Alok Sharma has not only run into rough weather but has also landed him to lock horns with BJP veteran and ten times MLA and former chief minister Babulal Gaur.

Sharma was first eyeing on Bhopal Madhya assembly segment of the state capital as the sitting MLA of the constituency Surendranath Singh has been made Bhopal district BJP president but the indications from the senior party leadership that chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan might opt to contest from there made him to focus over Govindpura assembly segment.

Sharma expressed his desire of contesting 2018 assembly election from Govindpura while addressing a public program in Govindpura recently by saying that he is the actual successor of Gaur for this assembly constituency.

Sharma, later talking to Absolute India over the issue said, “As per the party guidelines, persons above the age of eighty years are not fielded in the assembly and parliamentary elections. Gaur was even asked to step down as minister from the state cabinet on these grounds only and the then Bhopal MP Kailash Joshi was also not repeated in the 2014 parliamentary polls due to this policy only.”

Sharma further said that in these conditions who could be better candidate than him to success Gaur.

However, Gaur is not ready to accept the theory and said, “I have won ten times from Govindpura and would win for eleventh time too.”

When told that Mayor Sharma has said that he is your (Gaur’s) successor for the seat veteran Gaur said there is no tradition of successors in BJP. This happen in Congress where Nehru’s daughter took reins from her father and later her son took over. “As far as Govindpura is concerned I would contest the 2018 elections and would win for record eleventh time in a row,” he added.

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