Union minister and newly appointed BJP election campaign committee chairman for Madhya Pradesh, Narendra Singh Tomar, has declared that Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is his leader and the party will contest assembly elections under his leadership. Tomar also said he is a BJP worker and will go with other party workers to seek votes in the name of development done by the state government and the Centre.

Talking to The Statesman during a visit to his Lok Sabha constituency Gwalior on Tuesday, Tomar said the newly appointed state Congress chief Kamal Nath and election campaign committee (ECC) chairman Jyotiraditya Scindia are not a challenge for the BJP.

“Appointment of four working presidents by Congress is a joke. Congress has done this to balance the factions within the party whereas BJP appoints someone to give weightage to his contribution to the party,” Tomar said.

“Congress is a party surrounded by frustration and internal strife,” he added.
Tomar was two-term president of MP BJP during the Assembly elections in 2008 and 2013 and the party gives him the credit for both victories.

“I am a ground worker of BJP and come from Madhya Pradesh. I have worked at every level in the state and party workers know me well. We will go before the public with the welfare schemes of the government. We are confident of forming government for a fourth time with the blessings of the people,” Tomar said.

“MP government has done a lot of work related to public welfare and infrastructure in the last 14 years, like laying smooth roads, availability of electricity for 24 hours, etc.”, Tomar added. He said there is no anti-incumbency visible in Madhya Pradesh.

He said he had been entrusted with a responsibility by the party and he intended to fulfill the leadership’s expectations.