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Ujjain: Mixed reaction on Kamal Nath’s appointment as Pradesh Congress Committee chief


Ujjain: Despite making former Union minister and Chhindwara MP Kamal Nath as new Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president on Thursday, factionalism is yet not over in the local party circles. Nath’s supporters came on roads to celebrate his appointment ahead of the Assembly elections-2018, but in separate groups and at different venues.

Moreover, supporters of other Congress stalwarts like Digvijaya Singh, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Suresh Pachori and Arun Yadav kept themselves away from the celebrations. Vashishth expresses cheer on Kamal Nath’s appointment Former MLA and senior cooperative leader of Congress Mahavir Prasad Vashishth has expressed gratitude on Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi for appointing Kamal Nath as PCC chief and conveyed congratulations to him.

Vashishth said that due to the nomination of Kamal Nath as the PCC president, there has been cheer among the Congress workers and enthusiasm has been spread among cadres in the state. Vashisht told that the Congress under the leadership of Kamal Nath Congress will become stronger and lead to certain success. The workers of rural areas are also very happy and delighted on his appointment, said the veteran leader.

Congress lacks leaders in MP: BJP spokesman Congratulating Kamal Nath on becoming the PCC president, BJP state spokesperson Rajpal Singh Sisodia said that the appointment demonstrates the lack of Congress leaders in the state. At present, the Congress has the only remaining faces left in the state which is visible every time. Sisodia said that Congress has no confidence in the credibility of any of its leaders today that is why with Kamal Nath four PCC working presidents were also appointed.

Congress does not have any leader in present to be able to tie ahead or match the popularity of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, he added. While congratulating Jyotiraditya Scindia as the chairman of the campaign committee, Sisodia said that in the past elections, Scindia was bestowed responsibility, but the people of the state rejected the Congress and the feudalistic thinking again and again.