CG Election: Defection is a quagmire, the political sun has set for most of those who changed parties in Chhattisgarh.


CG Election: Defection is a quagmire, the political sun has set for most of those who changed parties in Chhattisgarh.

  • Most of the political innings stopped, family members of some active in politics

Rajesh Ranjan Sinha – Raigarh. How important is the role of Janata Janardan in politics, it can be seen from the fact that he can put whomever he wants at the head and bring down whomever he wants to the ground. He has a scale to measure moral and immoral values. If a leader takes a decision for his own profit or loss, it is not necessary that the public will accept it. Amidst the ticket distribution and rebellion in political parties, those famous 13 MLAs are definitely discussed in the political circles. After the formation of Chhattisgarh in 2000, during the Jogi regime, he changed parties and from BJP to Congress.

That was the biggest defection in the history of Chhattisgarh. Where is he today? The public accepted or rejected them. At present only one former MLA Ramdayal Uike is seen in active politics, whom BJP has made its candidate from Pali Tanakhar. Prakash Nayak, son of Sariya MLA Dr. Shakrajit Nayak, was Raigarh MLA on Congress ticket in 2018, and in 2023, Congress has again given him the ticket from Raigarh. Congress has made Lailunga MLA Premsingh Sidar’s daughter-in-law Vidyawati Sidar its candidate from Lailunga.

Ramdayal Uike

Ramdayal Uike, who left the job of Patwari and won the elections from Marwahi assembly on BJP ticket in 1998, was the first BJP MLA after the formation of Chhattisgarh state in 2000, who resigned from his Marwahi seat on the way for the then Chief Minister Ajit Jogi and then from Marwahi. Ajit Jogi contested elections and became MLA. As a reward, Uike was elected as MLA from Pali Tanakhar in 2003, 2008 and 2013. In 2018, Congress wanted Uike to contest against Ajit Jogi from Marwahi. Due to his commitment with Jogi, Uike resigned from Congress and joined BJP and contested elections from BJP. The public rejected it and came in third place. In 2023, again BJP has given him ticket from Pali Tanakhar.

Premsingh Sidar

Premsingh Sidar had won from Lailunga on BJP ticket in 1990, 1993 and 1998. Joined Congress on 21 December 2001 and after defection, fought against Congress in 2003 and lost. After this he died. Presently Congress has made his daughter-in-law Vidyawati Sidar its candidate.

Dr. Shakajit Nayak

In 1990, 1998, Dr. was elected from Sariya seat on BJP ticket. Shakrajit Nayak won. Became Irrigation Minister during Jogi regime. Won elections on Congress ticket in 2003 and 2008, lost in 2013. His son Prakash Nayak became MLA in 2018. After his death, Congress again nominated his son Prakash Nayak.

Ganguram Baghel

Ganguram Baghel had won from Arang in 1993 and 1998 on BJP ticket. Entered Congress on 21 December 2001. After defection, he became a minister in the Jogi regime. When he contested on Congress ticket in 2003, he lost the elections. He died on 12 December 2015.

Haridas Bharatdwaj

Haridas Bhardwaj, who won the assembly elections from Sarsiwa in 1990, was made the Minister of State in the BJP’s Patwa government. Won from Bhatgaon since 1998 on BJP ticket. Dr. Bhardwaj joined Congress on 21 December 2001. Won from Saraipali from Congress in 2008. Fought on Congress ticket in 2013 and lost. In 2022, he had filed his nomination for Rajya Sabha from JCC which was cancelled.

Tarun Chatterjee

Tarun Chatterjee, considered a close confidant of Congress leader Vidya Charan Shukla, had won from Raipur Rural for the first time on Congress ticket in 1990. He remained MLA from this seat continuously till 1998. He was considered the strongest leader of the 90s. Leaving Congress, he joined Janata Dal and then BJP. Defected in Jogi regime, was also made a minister. Lost in 2003. Then he stayed away from politics.

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Former MLA from Kanker, Atmaram Dhruv, his wife Shyama Dhruv, who is handling the legacy, won the election from Kanker in 1985 on Congress ticket. Shyama Dhruv, who won the election in 1998 on BJP ticket, entered Congress on 21 December 2001. In 2003, she lost the election on Congress ticket. Since then he is out of the mainstream of politics.

Madan Dahria

Madan Dahria was elected BJP MLA from Masturi in 1998. Joined Congress on 1 December 2001. In 2003 and 2008 he contested on Congress ticket, but lost. After his demise, Dr. Krishnamurthy Bandhi is the MLA from Masturi assembly constituency who is also in the fray in this election.

Lokendra Yadav

In 1998, Lokendra Yadav won the election from Balod from BJP. Entered Congress on 21 December 2001. After joining Congress, he faced defeat in 2003. In 2008, he again changed parties and contested elections on SP ticket, but lost.

Dr. Sohan Lal

Dr. Sohanlal won the election from Samari seat on BJP ticket in 1998 and joined Congress on 121 December 2001. After this, he did not even get the ticket. In the 2018 assembly elections, he contested from the AAP party and could not even save the security deposit.

Praresh Bagbahra

Dr. Ramesh won the election from BJP in 1998. After his death, his brother Paresh Bagbahra was elected MLA on BJP ticket in 1999 by-election. Eight years after the defection, i.e. in 2008, Congress made him contest elections from Khallari and he led the party to victory, but could not win the next election. After this Bagbahra joined Janata Congress and from there joined BJP.

Vikram Bhagat

Vikram Bhagat from Jashpur in 1984 on BJP ticket. Became an MLA. He was MLA here for four consecutive terms. Entered Congress on 21 December 2001. After this, during the Jogi regime, he contested elections on Congress ticket in 2003 and lost. He died on 120 June 2018. Dushyant Singh became MLA from Chandrapur in 1990 from BJP. After his death, his wife Rani Ratnamala won from BJP in 1998. Entered Congress on 21 December 2001, but did not contest the elections again. Presently his political successor, his daughter-in-law Rupa Singh, was active in BJP and was seeking ticket from Chandrapur.

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