MP CM Mohan Yadav Forgets BJP MLA's Seat, Sparking Criticism

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Mohan Yadav mistakenly stated that BJP MLA Usha Thakur was no longer the MLA from the Mhow assembly seat during an event. The incident sparked criticism from the Congress party, who questioned Yadav's leadership and ability to remember crucial details.

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MP CM Mohan Yadav Forgets BJP MLA's Seat, Sparking Criticism

MP CM Mohan Yadav Forgets BJP MLA's Seat, Sparking Criticism

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Mohan Yadav faced criticism from the Congress party after he seemingly forgot the assembly seat of his own party's MLA, Usha Thakur, during an event at Janapav in Indore district on Friday. A video of the incident surfaced on social media on Sunday, showing Yadav congratulating cabinet minister Kailash Vijayvargiya on his birthday and mistakenly stating that Thakur was no longer the MLA from the Mhow assembly seat.

Why this matters: This incident highlights the concerns about the leadership and governance of the Madhya Pradesh government, which can impact the trust of the public in the ruling party. It also raises questions about the accountability of elected representatives and their ability to remember crucial details about their own party members and constituencies.

In the video, Yadav can be heard saying, "I congratulate Kailash ji Bhaisaheb. He worked here together with Usha ji. Now even though Usha ji is no longer the MLA here, earlier Usha ji was the MLA here." A voice from the public corrected him, prompting Yadav to apologize and say, "Bharat Mata ki Jai. I thought you were shifted to Indore number-3, sorry Didi." The Madhya Pradesh Congress was quick to seize on the gaffe, sharing the video on its social media handle and calling Yadav a "bhulakkad (forgetful) CM" who "doesn't even recognise the MLA." The party questioned how the public could trust Yadav when he couldn't remember his own legislator, with a post stating, "Mohan Yadav ji, what kind of intoxication of power is this? When you don't even recognise the MLA, then with what hope will the unfortunate public vote for you?"

In response, state BJP spokesman Pankaj Chaturvedi hit back at the Congress, saying, "The Congress, whose supreme leader Rahul Gandhi (former Congress chief) made the whole world laugh with his wit and amnesia, doesn't have the right to make such comments." Chaturvedi claimed that the Congress's criticism stemmed from their upset over the welfare works being carried out by the state government under Yadav's leadership.

The incident occurred during an event at Janapav, the birthplace of Lord Parshuram, in Indore district on Friday. Usha Thakur, who has been the BJP MLA from the Dr Ambedkar Nagar-Mhow assembly seat since 2018, previously represented the Indore-3 constituency from 2013 to 2018. She successfully contested from the Mhow seat in both the 2018 and 2023 state polls.

CM Yadav's apparent memory lapse regarding Usha Thakur's current assembly seat has provided ammunition for the opposition Congress party to criticize his leadership. However, the BJP maintains that the Congress's attacks are motivated by their frustration over the state government's successful welfare initiatives. As the political sparring continues, it remains to be seen how this incident will impact the perception of CM Yadav and the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh.

Key Takeaways

  • Madhya Pradesh CM Mohan Yadav forgot his party MLA Usha Thakur's assembly seat during an event.
  • Yadav mistakenly said Thakur was no longer the MLA from Mhow assembly seat.
  • Congress party criticized Yadav, calling him "bhulakkad (forgetful) CM" who can't remember his own legislator.
  • BJP responded, saying Congress is upset over state government's welfare works under Yadav's leadership.
  • Incident raises concerns about Yadav's leadership and governance, impacting public trust in the ruling party.