Bhopal: Assembly elections 2018: We want Scindia to be CM candidate, says Congressmen

Bhopal: The Congressmen want Guna MP Jyotiraditya Scindia to be party’s CM candidate in the next assembly elections in the state. They said Chhindwara MP Kamal Nath should be made the next state Congress president.

The PCC delegates expressed these views during the meeting with AICC general secretary and state in-charge Deepak Bawaria. The meeting was held at PCC office on Monday where the party members appeared enthusiastic about forthcoming assembly elections.

Deepak Bawaria and additional PRO Rajesh Mishra took a marathon meeting with the party leaders. The focus was organisational elections and upcoming state assembly elections. In the meeting of the district presidents, the presidents raised objections against certain PCC delegates elected recently.

At the meeting, it was revealed that out of 450 PCC delegates, 50 are not residents of the elected blocks. As per party norms, it is mandatory that the one who wants to become a PCC delegate should be the resident of the same block.

The district Congress presidents also pointed out that father and son have become PCC delegates though son is not even the primary member of the party. At the meeting, district Congress presidents said they served the party sincerely, went to jail, faced police cane charge but new delegates have been given plum posts. “Our sacrifice and work have been forgotten. We all demand that at least for a year we should be allowed to remain as presidents.”

While interacting with office bearers, Deepak Bawaria asked them to unite for upcoming state assembly elections. He also said that leaders with tainted image should be kept at a distance. He asked workers to prepare plan for celebrating Indira Gandhi birth centenary year.

Three proposals had been passed unanimously in the meeting by the Congress party members

Leader of opposition Ajay Singh placed the proposal for AICC president’s election. He said AICC should decide the name of the president. Others present passed the proposal.

The second proposal was submitted by state assembly deputy speaker Rajendra Singh. His proposal pertained to electing the state PCC president. The proposal was passed. The third proposal was submitted by state MPCC general secretary Chandrika Prasad. It pertained to electing the AICC delegates, which was also passed.

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