Madhya Pradesh: Socialist support tilts balance in favour of Kailash Joshi

Frontier 23 July 1977

Madhya Pradesh: A Captive Chief Minister

NK SINGH

During the recent bickering on the issue of ministry formation, the erstwhile socialist group alleged that the Chief Minister, Kailash Joshi, was a captive chief minister acting on the dictates of the Jana Sangh ‘caucus’. If he is, no one but the  socialists are to blame for it.

At the time of the election of the leader of the Janata legislature party, the socialist support was instrumental in tilting the balance overnight in the favour of the Joshi, a Jana Sangh man. His only opponent, V.K.Sakhlecha, also from Jana Sangh, who was going very strong at the moment, had to bow out of the contest.

That made Joshi, although he was a Jana Sangh man, something of a socialist nominee! Continue reading “Madhya Pradesh: Socialist support tilts balance in favour of Kailash Joshi”