BJP’s National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya has announced that he will not contest the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. The senior party leader took to Twitter and made the declaration. In a series of tweets, Vijayvargiya spoke extensively about ‘Nation First, Party Second, Self Last,’ motto. Initially he talked about how the Bengal BJP must put its efforts to win maximum seats in the General Elections. Then he spoke about how the all party members are working for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s return at the 7, Lok Kalyan Marg. He added that since the party wanted him to work in Bengal, he has decided not to contest the parliamentary elections.
In 2015, Vijayvargiya was appointed as the BJP General Secretary. "I am fortunate to get a chance to work with a strong leadership. It is a matter of great privilege. We will form government in Bihar. We will contest with full potential and win in the upcoming elections," he had said at that time.
BJP के प्रत्येक कार्यकर्ता का सिद्धांत है
Nation First-Party Second-Self Last
जहाँ सवाल देशहित और पार्टी हित का हो वहाँ स्वयं का कोई महत्व नहीं रह जाता
हमारे सामने पश्चिम बंगाल में पार्टी को अधिकाधिक सीटे जिताने का लक्ष्य है,यह लक्ष्य जितना बड़ा है उतनी ही बड़ी चुनौती भी है— Chowkidar Kailash Vijayvargiya (@KailashOnline) April 17, 2019
इंदौर की जनता,कार्यकर्ता व देशभर के शुभचिंतकों की इच्छा है कि मैं LS चुनाव लड़ूं,पर हमसभी की प्राथमिकता समर्थ+समृद्ध भारत के लिये श्री @narendramodi को पुनः PM बनाना है
पश्चिमबंगाल की जनता मोदीजी के साथ खड़ी है,मेरा बंगाल रहना कर्तव्य है,अतः मैंने चुनाव न लड़ने का निर्णय लिया है https://t.co/5x3QG0mNuI— Chowkidar Kailash Vijayvargiya (@KailashOnline) April 17, 2019
आशा है कि आप भी देशहित एवं पार्टीहित के मेरे निर्णय से सहमत होंगे व पार्टी जिन्हें भी प्रत्याशी बनायेगी,उनकी जीत के लिये, जी जान से जुट जायेंगे
मेरी न सिर्फ इंदौर बल्कि पूरे देश के मतदाताओं से विनती है, कि NDA जैसी मजबूत सरकार एवं मोदीजी जैसे मजबूत PM के लिए मतदान करें।
यही विनय https://t.co/lqCc9dpNBg— Chowkidar Kailash Vijayvargiya (@KailashOnline) April 17, 2019
Later, he was made an observer for BJP Bengal to improve party’s position in Mamata Banerjee’s zone of influence. Vijayvargiya has a proven track record of good performance in Haryana where he strengthened the party organisation.
Prior to this announcement, there was a strong buzz about major clash between Vijayvargiya and Jyotiraditya Scindia in Indore. But some say with his son Aakash already having won from Indore-III assembly constituency in 2018 polls, the party was having second thoughts about fielding Vijayvargiya from the seat. The former MP minister has represented three different assembly seats in Indore and has been the city’s mayor in the past.
Meanwhile, an Indian Express report says that other names in the race for BJP ticket in Indore, include present mayor and Indore-IV MLA Malini Gaud, Indore Development Authority (IDA) chief Shankar Lalwani (who is believed to have Mahajan’s backing) and ex-MLA from Dhar district’s Badnawar seat Bhanwar Singh Shekhawat.