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Morning briefing: Maharashtra BJP leaders wary after CM picks; Sharad Pawar on retirement call, all latest news

Dec 18, 2023 08:55 AM IST

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The recent selection of chief ministers in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh by the BJP's top leadership has caused concern within the Maharashtra BJP. The consistent pattern of sidelining established leaders in favour of fresh faces has sparked discussions in Nagpur, where the winter session is underway. Speculation and debate are rife not only within the state BJP but also among its allies about the potential implications for Maharashtra if the BJP-led alliance secures victory in the upcoming assembly elections next year. The uncertainty surrounding leadership choices and power dynamics adds an intriguing dimension to the political discourse in the region. Dig deeper

Union Ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari, BJP National President J.P. Nadda, Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel, Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami, Goa CM Pramod Sawant and Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde during the swearing-in ceremony of Rajasthan CM Bhajan Lal Sharma.(PTI)
Union Ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari, BJP National President J.P. Nadda, Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel, Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami, Goa CM Pramod Sawant and Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde during the swearing-in ceremony of Rajasthan CM Bhajan Lal Sharma.(PTI)

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That’s all we have at this hour in our morning briefing. Catch you in the afternoon.

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