New Delhi, Aug 8: Chawal Wale Baba as Chief minister of Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled Chhattisgarh Raman Singh is fondly known among his supported will start his second phase of the Vikas Yatra from the last week of this month to cover remaining 35 Assembly constituencies in the state.
The chief minister has already covered 55 Assembly constituency and Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah is likely to join him for the launch of the second phase of election campaign that will go till elections are concluded.
The Chhattisgarh CM will be seeking support of the people of the state to form the government for the fourth consecutive term with the opposition Congress appearing frail. Sources from Chhattisgarh told One India said that even the party launched by former Congress chief minister Ajit Jogi with his Chhattisgarh Janata Congress (Jogi) appears to be stronger than the Congress. There is no leader in the sight challenging the chief minister in the state. Ajit Jogi is facing the only issue of his son's negative image, which is counterproductive for him.
Sources said that Congress chief Bhupesh Baghel was unable to generate confidence among the party workers forget about people of the state and whatever was left was done by Ajit Jogi who encases his Jogi community identity at certain places and at certain other places his minority community image still he is unable to pose any big challenge that he is able to dethrone Raman Singh.
On the other hand political analyst say that formation of a new party by Ajit Jogi will rather help the BJP as angree voters will go to Jogi's party ultimately helping the BJP. It is too early to predict anything but as far as election preparation is concerned, Raman Singh is way ahead of his opponents.