Bhopal: Sonia Gandhi to nominate Leader of Opposition

MLAs demand change in leadership of state unit

BHOPAL: The Congress MLAs, in a meeting on Monday, passed a resolution authorising AICC president to decide the name of the leader of opposition in the state assembly. Some of the peevish MLAs complained against senior MLAs of the party of not support them in the assembly.

Some young MLAs in the meeting obliquely demanded a change in the leadership of the state party unit.

 They said there were 500 days to go for the next elections and they want that the party should be headed by such a person who can infuse dynamism into the party and lead it to victory in the next polls

The five day assembly session started from Monday and it would conclude on Friday.

 The state party president Arun Yadav said that three issues were discussed in the meeting, out of which first was about the leader of opposition, second was related to the misgovernance of the BJP government in last 11 years and unnecessarily splurging Rs 100 crore to organise programme on December 4.

He informed that the party will raise the issue of unplanned demonetisation in the assembly, alleging that the farmers are not able to sow crop of gram, wheat and mustard following the demonetisation. Around 20 per cent less crops have been sown than the last year.

Not only this, around 100 people have lost their lives due to demonetisation.

Singh added that in the Congress, there has been no tradition of projecting a party leader as chief minister of the state, as it is after the election the high command selects the leader of the MLAs.

The AICC president Sonia Gandhi will decide the name of the leader of opposition, whereas no names have been proposed by the state party unit.

MLA Rajneesh Singh and Kamleshwar Patel raised the issue in the meeting that the senior MLAs are not supporting the junior MLAs in the assembly session.

 They suggested that the MLAs’ meeting should be made compulsory in the lunch break and after discussion that they can raise their issues promptly in the assembly.

Chief whip Ramniwas Rawat supported the claims, that meeting helps them to make future strategy.

‘Modi is always abroad’

“It is surprising that PM Narendra Modi has won the reader’s poll by the Time magazine. He is the only PM who remains on international tour for 300 days in a year,” the PCC president said. “Whole country is standing in line in front of banks and ATMs, but the PM Narendra Modi is flying abroad and giving speech while people in the country are in fray,” he alleged.

Yadav asks CM about money wasted on training programme

Arun Yadav has written the letter to the chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and demanded to provide the expenditure details of the training programme on public welfare schemes organised at Jamboree Maidaan on Sunday. He alleged that the CM has misused the government machinery and the government fund for self branding. He alleged that only 40-50,000 people gathered in the training session for which Rs 100 corers were squandered. He demanded that the CM should provide full details of the expenditures spent in organising the event, because the state wanted to know.

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