The factionalism of the BJP leaders of Gautam Budh Nagar district is evident. For a long time the leaders here have been divided into three factions. On September 22, this factionalism had further smoldered in the public meeting of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on the occasion of the unveiling of the statue of Emperor Mihir Bhoj in Dadri. Now on Thursday, factionalism was seen smoldering in the public meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on the occasion of airport foundation laying in Jewar. The party did make it realize its power by mobilizing a huge crowd in the public meeting, but factionalism is ringing alarm bells for the future.
During this, the local public representatives were given a chance to speak before the PM and CM reached the stage in the public meeting. During this, Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, Union Minister Sanjeev Balyan and Professor SP Singh Baghel were also present on the stage. The local public representatives stood instead of sitting on the chairs. On one hand, Rajya Sabha member Surendra Nagar, Noida MLA Pankaj Singh and Jewar MLA Dhirendra Singh stood and talked for a long time along with State Health Minister Jaipratap Singh. At the same time, even after Jaipratap Singh went to the other side, the Rajya Sabha member and both the MLAs stood together.
On the other side of the stage, former Union Minister Dr Mahesh Sharma, Aligarh MP Satish Gautam, Legislative Council member Srichand Sharma and District Panchayat President Amit Chaudhary stood together. Not once did these leaders come face to face. When Surendra Nagar took the name of Jewar MLA in his address, there was applause. On the other hand, there was a competition of sloganeering between the supporters of Gautam Budh Nagar MP Mahesh Sharma and Dhirendra Singh. Supporters of both kept shouting slogans for their respective leaders.
In the midst of all this, MLA Tejpal Nagar, Legislative Council member Narendra Bhati sat on the stage in a calm posture on his chair the whole time. During this time he talked to very few people. Experts say that if this factionalism is not stopped, then it can prove to be fatal in the elections.
At the same time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the public meeting for about 29 minutes. When he started leaving after finishing his address, the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister went ahead and greeted him. After this, while talking to Noida MLA Pankaj Singh, the Prime Minister patted him on the back. During this, Rajya Sabha member Surendra Nagar came forward. Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Surendra Nagar for a long time. Meanwhile, other leaders stood around the PM. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also interacted with MP Dr. Mahesh Sharma. After talking to Mahesh Sharma, Member of Legislative Council Srichand Sharma went ahead and talked to the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister also talked for some time with other leaders present there. It was told that the PM gave some gurumantras to the leaders for the upcoming assembly elections.