In the aftermath of electoral setbacks in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is strategically planning leadership changes in these states ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. The central leadership, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, and BJP President JP Nadda, has initiated discussions to appoint new Chief Ministers in these crucial Hindi heartland states. The move suggests a proactive approach to revive the party’s prospects, considering fresh faces to lead in these regions. The BJP’s focus on the 2024 elections is evident in the deliberations, with observers soon to be appointed to oversee the selection process, signaling a potential shift in political dynamics in these states.
In Madhya Pradesh, leaders like current Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Union ministers Prahlad Patel, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Narendra Singh Tomar, and senior leader Kailash Vijayvargiya are under consideration for the Chief Minister post. Meanwhile, Rajasthan has several potential candidates, including former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Union Ministers Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Arjun Ram Meghwal, and others. In Chhattisgarh, names like former Chief Minister Raman Singh, BJP state president Arun Kumar Sao, Dharamlal Kaushik, and former IPS officer OP Choudhary are being discussed for the Chief Ministerial role.