The grand old Congress party that has lost its sheen is in power only in two states of the 29 in the country – Rajasthan, and Chattisgarh.
The internal bickerings within the party in Chattisgarh came in handy for the BJP which is trying to woo a section and form its government in the state.
In 2018 election, of the 90 Assembly seats, the Congress party won 71 seats and formed the government. The election campaign was led by Chief minister Bhupesh Bahal and senior minister Singh Dev.
The Singh Dev faction claims that it was agreed to share the chief minister chair between Mr Baghel and their leader. However, Baghel faction said there was no such agreement.
Both the factions approached the party high command in New Delhi but there was a lukewarm response.
Not the BJP is trying to woo Mr Singh Dev as he moved a no-confidence motion against Mr Baghel on Friday. Meanwhile, the BJP leader Amit Malaviya in his Twitter message said that the Congress would meet the same fate as it did in Punjab soon. This indicates that BJP is hatching a conspiracy behind the curtains.
Since Mr Modi came to power at Centre, the BJP toppled the democratically elected governments in Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Meghalaya, Manipur, Goa, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Puducherry, and Maharashtra.
Now the BJP is trying to take advantage of differences between Congress chief minister Buphesh Baghel and senior minister Singh Dev.
The BJP has been trying to capture power despite not having the majority in several states which is undemocratic and unconstitutional. Such is the notoriety of the party and its leader Ms Modi and Mr Shah.
By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao